Dr. Adeniyi Asiyanbi holds the Anniversary Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Environmental Politics in the Politics Department, University of Sheffield. Niyi has a doctorate from King’s College London. With interest in environmental politics, he applies insights from political ecology, governmentality studies and geography to the intersection of climate change, forest conservation and neoliberalism. His PhD research considered how carbon forestry schemes, specifically REDD+, operate as a Foucauldian governmental regime, how they produce various subjectivities among environmental actors and to what effects on people and the environment. Parts of his PhD findings have appeared in Geoforum, Environment and Planning A, and Environmental Conservation. He has also contributed to The International Handbook of Political Ecology, Edward Elgar, 2015.
Niyi’s current research explores the emergent global politics of forest-based climate change mitigation. It investigates transformations to the global governance of forest-based climate change mitigation in response to a range of imperatives including failing implementation of these schemes and the rise of extreme nationalism on the one hand, and on the other hand, the renewed impetus from the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.