By "Political Ecology from the South/Abya Yala" Working Group of the Latin American Social Science Council (CLACSO) (scroll down for translations into Español, Portuges, Français, e Italiano; you can add your signature here) The recent images of fires in the Amazon, in Pantanal, Cerrado and Chaco as well as the smoke clouds hovering over São … Continue reading The Amazon fires are Bolsonaro’s political crimes and call for urgent action
A case for small climate stories
by Dylan M. Harris The best stories about climate change are not about climate change. Rather, they are about small, particular, mundane events. They are personal and intimate. And they are grounded in specific locales. These 'small' stories show different ways of imagining, creating, and sustaining meaning in the face of climate change. As the … Continue reading A case for small climate stories
Grassroots initiatives in climate change-adaptation for justice and sustainability
While climate campaigners organize direct action groups and city councils begin considering climate change an undeniable imperative in planning and policy, school strikers have launched the international platform School Strike 4 Climate. The support for local climate action around the world is growing and will not stop. … Continue reading Grassroots initiatives in climate change-adaptation for justice and sustainability
Environmental populisms – alongside and beyond (state) authority
By Kai Bosworth. Rather than (only) critiquing and dismissing existing uses of ‘the people’ as insufficient, political ecology could contribute to a new international populism capable of upholding climate justice.
Book Review: “Total Transition – The human side of the Renewable Energy Revolution”
By Marula Tsagkari The book Total Transition: The Human Side of the Renewable Energy Revolution offers an in-depth look at the social and environmental impacts of the current fossil fuel energy system, and calls for a renewable energy transition, which takes into account the needs of those communities that have been most affected by this … Continue reading Book Review: “Total Transition – The human side of the Renewable Energy Revolution”
Patrick Bond: Climate justice movements need to hit Trump where it hurts most
By Ethemcan Turhan and Cem İskender Aydın * Political economist and climate justice expert Patrick Bond comments on the prospects for a progressive anti-capitalist agenda in the face of increasing alt-right populism, xenophobia, climate denialism and economic-political exceptionalism. So we are back to square one: Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement in early June 2017 has … Continue reading Patrick Bond: Climate justice movements need to hit Trump where it hurts most
The Politics of Climate Justice at COP21
Fernando Tormos offers a look inside the advocacy and activist efforts of the transnational environmental movement at COP21, reflecting on different forms of diversity within the movement.
Soma, Ermenek, Yırca: Can anti-coal activists defend coal miners and olive farmers?
by Ethemcan Turhan* The coal-mining town of Soma in the western Aegean region of Turkey hardly made headlines until last May. A mining disaster that took the lives of 301 mine workers in Soma on 14 May 2014 brought forward the country’s fragile mix of social injustice, lack of occupational safety, and a fossil-fuel-dependent energy … Continue reading Soma, Ermenek, Yırca: Can anti-coal activists defend coal miners and olive farmers?