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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Benjamin Irvine.
Solid waste is often seen as an environmental problem to be solved through change of behaviour and recycling. Political ecology can sharpen our analysis of the politics involved in the way materials move through the economy. Prospects for reducing the amount of solid waste generated and ambitions for a “circular economy” will entail qualitative transformations in patterns of material flows and organisation of labour. Deciphering the shape of these changes necessarily begins in the present conditions and struggles of waste workers.
by Zully Rosadio
When looking at a picture, asking “What does it NOT show?” is as important as observing what it shows. Complex realities, such as those of Samburu people, their livestock and wildlife in Kenya, appear by posing the key question ‘Why?’