author={W. Neil Adger and Tor A. Benjaminsen and Katrina Brown and Hanne Svarstad},
  journal={Development and Change},
In the past decade international and national environmental policy and action have been dominated by issues generally defined as global environmental problems. In this article, we identify the major discourses associated with four global environmental issues: deforestation, desertification, biodiversity use and climate change. These discourses are analysed in terms of their messages, narrative structures and policy prescriptions. We find striking parallels in the nature and structure of the… 

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