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Complexity disasters

(a) Breakdown of institutional structures (loss of stabilizing and reorganizing capacity) The vast literature on resilience has argued that socio-ecological systems in general retain varying capacities to ‚Äėabsorb disturbance and reorganise …

Policy instruments for sustainability

Economic, regulatory and voluntary instruments Governments can act through different public policy instruments in order to support behavioural change towards sustainability. Instruments can vary according to the degree of public intervention: …

Mining conflicts around the world. Common grounds from an Environmental Justice perspective

Ejolt Report 7:¬†Mining conflicts around the world. Common grounds from an Environmental Justice perspective The low resolution report can be downloaded here. The high resolution report can be downloaded here. Abstract This report aims …

Mining conflicts around the world: Common grounds from an Environmental Justice perspective

While world population increased 72 percent between 1970 and 2004, extraction of construction materials grew by 106 percent. Going beyond the buzz about decoupling the economy from natural resources use, …

Alf Hornborg: ecolog. unequal exchange

In this 2th part of his talk with Firoze Manji, Alf talks about the ‘fetisjization’ of technology while also explaining why he makes exceptions to his fundamental technology critique for …

Alf Hornborg: land vs. money valuation

Professor Alf Hornborg is best known for his understanding on the concept of ‘ecological unequal exchange’. He talks on alternative value measurements compared to paper money. “When the UK, in …

Opportunity cost

Opportunity cost is a key concept in economics (Buchanan, 1987; Crowards, 1998). The opportunity cost is the net benefit forgone, because the resource providing the service can no longer be …

Godwin Ojo on “keep oil in the soil”

Godwin Ojo (Nigeria) will guide you from the slogan “keep oil in the soil” to the alternatives proposed and the ways to achieve a post-oil economy. Debates on biomass and …

Nnimmo Bassey on green economy (2)

Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria) will guide you through the seductive ‘green economy’ and explain how the way it is currently promoted by UN agencies such as UNEP is rather giving a …

Nnimmo Bassey on green economy (1)

Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria) will guide you through the seductive ‘green economy’ and explain how the way it is currently promoted by UN agencies such as UNEP is rather giving a …

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