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Our Unique Training Opportunities

We offer 3 kinds of training:1. Master in political ecology;This is the first Master of its kind, and one of the first in the world in the flourishing field of …

The Environmental Justice MOOC from the University of East Anglia: Take full advantage of this unique opportunity

This free 5-week online course is open to everyone around the world and usually starts in October. Understand how climate change, biodiversity loss and deforestation affect people, exploring justice in …

Teaching about the EJAtlas in China

See how members from our team (Arnim Scheidel,¬†Grettel Navas and¬†Juan Liu) taught an 8-week course in China about Political Ecology¬†¬†Vea c√≥mo los miembros de nuestro equipo (Arnim Scheidel, Grettel Navas …

Teaching advice from Washington University in St. Louis

Are you a student who is confused about how to begin your study of an environmental conflict? Follow the advice of Fellow Fiona Eckert, and use the Environmental Justice Atlas. 

‚ÄúGarbage is Gold‚ÄĚ: Waste-based Commodity Frontiers, Modes of Valorization and Ecological Distribution Conflicts

By Seth Schindler and Federico Demaria Abstract Waste is increasingly viewed as a resource rather than an externality. However, new waste management regimes must be introduced in order for value to be …

Ecological economics and degrowth: Proposing a future research agenda from the margins

By Ksenija¬†Hanańćek,¬†Brototi¬†Roy,¬†Sofia¬†Avila,¬†Giorgos¬†Kallis Abstract Research by ecological economists on degrowth is a flourishing field. Existing research has focused on limits to (green) growth and on economic alternatives for prospering without growth. Future research, …

The meaning of poverty matters: Trade-offs in poverty reduction programmes

By Gonzalo Gamboa,¬†Sara Mingorr√≠a¬†and¬†Arnim Scheidel Abstract Poverty has many different dimensions, yet few poverty reduction policies take an integrated approach to multidimensional poverty. Many continue to focus predominantly on income and employment …

Environmental Conflicts Related to Urban Expansion Involving Agrarian Communities in Central Mexico

By Victoria Ruiz Rinc√≥n,¬†Joan Mart√≠nez-Aliera¬†and¬†Sara Mingorria Abstract Rural territories and cultures have been increasingly sacrificed through depopulation, invasion by infrastructure, and the presence of industries which are incompatible with agriculture. Meanwhile, the …

Eco-Imperial Relations: The Roots of Dispossessive and Unequal Accumulation

By¬†Gustavo¬†A.¬†Garc√≠a L√≥pez,¬†Grettel¬†NavasIntroductionOver the last decades, ‚Äúimperialism‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúenvironment‚ÄĚ have become closely linked concepts (Arnold 2015). Traditionally, scholars of empire had tended to ignore environmental issues (Arnold 2015; Foster and Clark …

Crisis, liminality and the decolonization of the social imaginary

By Angelos VarvarousisAbstractThe decolonization of the social imaginary has been proposed as an important dimension of the transition towards a degrowth society. However, although omnipresent in the degrowth literature, the …

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