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Energy, security,biodiversity loss 1 Energy, security,biodiversity loss 1 Presentation Transcript

  • Conceptual Links & Examples: Security, Energy & Biodiversity Loss
  • Security is mobilized as an element to bring/ preserve fear/uncertainty in energy and biodiversity (food security) discourses and to promote/ preserve existing power relations within society
    Example:
    Nuclear push in UK, govt. endorsement of GMO
  • Energy Security threatens Biodiversity (domestic extraction of fossil fuels)
    Example:
    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
    Trans-Alaska Pipeline obstructs migration routes
    UK Wales, the case of the Connah’s Quay hydropower plant(weak, insufficient, non-inclusive EIA result in marine/coastal eco-system bio. Loss
  • Energy intensive monoculture aims to preserve food security threatens biodiversity.
    Example:
    Corn/wheat production in USA
  • Tree plantations (monoculture “forest”) as CO2 sinks (due to energy sources) to secure compliance to climate change initiatives
    Example:
    Eucalyptus in Ecuador
  • Biodiversity loss drives natural park creation which interferes with energy reserves representing a geopolitical power struggle
    Example:
    Ecuador, Alaska Nature Preserve
  • Mono-cropping for energy production leads to issues of food security due agricultural displacement
    Exp:
    Sugarcane in Angola, corn in Mexico
    India, Brazil biofuel production causes bio.loss
  • Wars over energy sources destroy land and water sources which threaten biodiversity
    Example:
    DMZ between N and S Korea most diverse