September 19, 2020

Open letter to European Commission from civil society organizations on critical raw materials plans

A group of civil society organizations are coordinating a sign-on letter calling on the European Commission to change course on its proposed policies on mining raw materials critical for renewable energy.
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.
July 21, 2020

Scaling-up territorial alternatives to water extractivism: Mini hydroelectric plants in Ecuador

By Emilie Dupuits In the second post of series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: From extractivism to commoning” ,co-organized by the Undisciplined Environments and FLOWs blogs, Emilie Dupuits discusses controversies and challenges in scaling-up social struggles for water conservation and sustainable livelihoods in the Intag Valley, Ecuador.
November 15, 2019

Blocking the Flows. Notes from a climate action in Göteborg

By Salvatore De Rosa. How does it feel to take part in a direct action to stop climate chaos? What do you need to know and what do you learn before, during and after? Here we offer a reportage and some reflections on the mass action at the port of Göteborg, Sweden, on September 7th, 2019. While we block the flows, we build the communities able to face these troubled times.
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?
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.
May 23, 2019

Environmentalism is not a metaphor

By Remy Bargout. Environmentalists live under a growing and yet age-old illusion that the mainstream movement has gained a critical mass, or unstoppable momentum that ‘now, consumer society, world leaders, and the capitalist system must reckon with’. In reality, the mainstream movement does not speak to power, but actually exerts it. Elite environmentalism is a problem for many reasons but, perhaps most of all, for exclusionary factors of age, sex, and race.
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