Environmental security – for everyone? An ecofeminist and intersectional case study of climate displacement in Tuvalu

University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Abstract: The climate change is affecting small island developing states to the amount that the surface of Tuvalu might disappear and the country therefore risk to lose its sovereignty (Pacific Small Island Developing State 2009, p. 10-12). By investigating environmental security through climate displacement this thesis will conduct a case study of Tuvalu. The theory of ecofeminism and intersectionality will be analysing who is being included and/or excluded from the UN document “United Nations Pacific Strategy 2018-2022 – A multi-country sustainable development framework in the pacific region”? That will be done with help of a critical discourse analysis, where the three dimensional model by Fairclough will be adopted. (Fairclough, 199 p. 63) By looking at the discursive practice through how the discourse has been produced, distributed and consumed and which discourses that can be found. Followed by an analysis of the text where key words connected to the following power relations: gender, age, sexuality, class, indigenous people, the nature and the environment will be analysed. Lastly the social practice where the social matrix in term of hegemonic relations and structures will be detected by looking at if they are being reproduced, restructured or are challenging the already existing hegemonies.

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