Short and sharp Political Ecology analysis

November 12, 2019

Climate crisis and new ecological mobilizations (Part II)

By Luigi Pellizzoni. How can we read and interpret the rise of environmental movements at an age of globalisation and climate change?
November 8, 2019

Climate crisis and new ecological mobilisations (Part I)

By Luigi Pellizzoni. How can we read and interpret the rise of environmental movements at an age of globalisation and climate change?
October 31, 2019

Environmental Justice as a Soundtrack of Freedom

By Julie Sze
October 30, 2019
Convento Santa Maria del Giglio

Notes from a feminist writing retreat

By Alice Owen, Anna Voss, Constance Dupuis and Nick Bourguignon For a week in August part of the WEGO team gathered with other academics and activists of diverse places, ages and experiences in the beautiful convent of Bolsena in Italy for a feminist methodologies writing retreat.
October 24, 2019

Rediscovering the palm oil business in East Kalimantan

By Alexandra Mitsiou. Forest fires are directly connected to degradation of primary forest and land use changes for the expansion of grasslands (for cattle farming) and for commercially interesting monocultures such as oil palm, soya and rubber. 
October 22, 2019

La lucha en contra de la eliminación de los subsidios a los combustibles fósiles en Ecuador: Lecciones para la justicia ambiental y social

Por Diana Vela Almeida Las protestas en Ecuador contra medidas de austeridad incluyendo la eliminación de subsidios a los combustibles, ofrecen lecciones importantes para pensar la justicia social dentro de las políticas ambientales, y de manera particular las políticas climáticas.
October 22, 2019

The fight against the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies in Ecuador: Lessons for environmental and social justice

By Diana Vela Almeida The protests in Ecuador against the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies and other austerity measures have important lessons for thinking social justice in environmental policies, and climate policies in particular.
October 17, 2019
Image of the VIIth International Conference of Vía Campesina held in the Basque Country in 2017. Source: http://www.eh-derio-lvc-2017.ehnebizkaia.eus/

Countering right-wing populism through food sovereignty and “solidarity from below”: an example from the Basque Country

By Rita Calvário, Annette Aurélie Desmarais and Joseba Azkarraga-Etxagibel. In Spain, the specter of right-wing populism is also haunting rural areas. In the Basque Country, a politics of food sovereignty based on "solidarity from below" is helping to cultivate a wide-spread, rural and urban left-wing politics that thwarts the growth of exclusionary spaces of politics and forms of identities so central to right-wing populism. 
October 15, 2019

Building the urban commons: links between (non)bounded communities, common spaces and social reproduction

By Sergio Ruiz Cayuela and Chiara Tornaghi. In the light of privatisations, austerity and scarcity that characterise the current expansion of neoliberalism, an increasing number of communities are facing a crisis of social and material reproduction. What are the interlinkages between communities, common spaces and social reproduction, in the construction of post-capitalist alternatives and particularly the urban commons?
October 10, 2019

A People’s Climate Plan for New York?

For an urban “Green New Deal” to be truly transformative, it must be driven by popular participation and the imperatives of climate justice, eco-socialism, and decolonization.
October 1, 2019

On Refusal, Hope and the Politics of Making Meaning

By Wendy Harcourt. Wendy Harcourt shares snapshots of a feminist political ecologist's life over the summer where she was able to reflect and think about different socio-natures together with colleagues/friends of the Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity – Innovation Training Network (WEGO-ITN). Her light descriptions point to thicker moments of making meaning in conferences, courses and communities.
October 1, 2019

The Case for Convivial Conservation

By Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher. In the face of the sixth extinction, rising wildlife crime and biodiversity under dire threat around the globe, environmental conservation finds itself in desperate times. A new approach is needed, one that takes seriously our economic system’s structural pressures, violent socio-ecological realities, escalating extinctions and increasingly authoritarian politics. Convivial conservation is such an approach.
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