September 15, 2020

Rural and urban, green and red, against eco-austerity

By Patrick Bresnihan. In the fourth essay of the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water”, we learn how understanding some of the common roots of the anti-water charges and beef farmer movements in Ireland, may help us to re-imagine, remember and reclaim a form of environmental politics that is from below, popular, and has justice at its core.
August 6, 2020

Saving a critical pastureland in Montenegro from the onslaught of military ‘development’

By Pablo Domínguez, Maja Kostić-Mandić and Milan Sekulović The “Save Sinjajevina” initiative  is mobilizing to defend the Sinjajevina-Durmitor massif mountain range, a traditional pastoral territory in Montenegro, from being converted into a military training ground.
June 23, 2020

Contesting private urbanism in Greater Buenos Aires: Neighborhood assemblies in defense of life

By Vanina P. Santy The relation between urbanization, environmental degradation and public health demands a renewed debate, particularly in the present context of a pandemic. What are the impacts of the destruction of urban ecosystems on residents’ well-being? And how do social movements contribute to the visibility of this problem and the conservation of such places?
June 9, 2020

Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: From extractivism to commoning

By Gustavo García-López, Irene Leonardelli and Emanuele Fantini A new open Series co-organized by the Undisciplined Environments and FLOWs blogs looks at struggles over more just and ecological water presents and futures.
May 26, 2020

How new is the Green New Deal for the Global South?

By Vijay Kolinjivadi and Ashish Kothari. The Green New Deal manifestos in the US and UK are among the most progressive proposals coming out of the industrialised world, but they remain flawed from the perspective of the colonised Global South, and fall short of the fundamental systemic shifts we need to save life on earth.
May 20, 2020

Green Capital and Environmental “Leaders” Won’t Save Us

By Alexander Dunlap. Despite its flaws, Jeff Gibbs’s documentary Planet of the Humans powerfully exposes how optimism for "renewable energy" transitions is misplaced, and how mainstream environmentalism is becoming a force for green capitalism.
November 26, 2019

On Bolivia: For peace, democracy and indigenous-popular self-determination

By Undisciplined Environments. As a group of scholars and activists oriented towards a common horizon of emancipatory social and ecological transformation, we are deeply worried by the situation in Bolivia. After collective reflection and discussion, we want to share our position and thoughts on the crisis.
November 21, 2019

Emergenciocracy: why demanding the “climate emergency” is risky

By Giacomo D'Alisa. The climate emergency frame being mobilized today could prove counterproductive and dangerous, potentially undermining the very purposes of the global climate movements.
October 31, 2019

Environmental Justice as a Soundtrack of Freedom

By Julie Sze
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 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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