Skip to Main content

Opinion

PETITION: THE FUTURE WE DONT WANT

Statement from ANPED on the state of negotiations and the total lack of environmental justice! We ‚Äď the civil society organizations and social and justice movements who have responded to the …

No Green Economy without Environmental Justice!

Twenty years after the Rio UNCED conference, our world is still deteriorating. The costs of inaction are accumulating: social, environmental and ‚Äď least of all ‚Äď economic cost. Those who …

Dispatch from Canada: Dutch disease, Greek Disease or Oil Sands Fever in the Pipeline? Plus Chevron-Texaco case lands in Canada!

By Leah Temper. Spatulas against Woks, wooden spoons against colanders, pots meeting pans – this is the sound of discontent in Canada these past few weeks. The student mobilizations in Quebec …

Mining through military rule in Peru

By Leah Temper & Joan Martinez Alier Several districts in Peru have been put under military rule through a state of emergency after protests from local inhabitants were met with violent …

NEW: EJOLT movie on ‘Yasuni, good living’

Yasuni, good living is a¬†video¬†documentary made by Arturo Hortas for EJOLT. This film shows through different lenses the origins and development of the idea of ‚Äúleaving oil in the soil‚ÄĚ (850 …

Socio-ecological transitions and ecological justice

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Twenty years after Rio, the victories of Sustainable Development and, now, the Green Economy, are more noticeable in the field of rhetoric than in reality. The indicators as …

Inclusive green growth or extractive greenwashed decay

By Patrick Bond. The debate over the Green Economy rages on next month in Rio de Janeiro, at the¬†International Society for Ecological Economics meetings, the¬†Cupulo dos Povos¬†alternative people‚Äôs summit, and the¬†UN‚Äôs …

Greeks don’t want gold. A normal life will just do.

By Nick Meynen and Katarina Annaniou Real wages declined with 25%. Youth unemployment is above 50%. The number of people applying for food aid is fast rising. Malnutrition among children is …

The story of REDD: a real solution to deforestation?

In December 2008, while following the climate negotiations in Poznan, I had raised a REDD alarm in a short article on how a new financial scheme to ‘protect’ forests was …

Environmental liabilities of Repsol fiercely debated in Argentina

By JMA and Nick Meynen In late April 2012, the Argentine government shocked oil markets by re-nationalizing the YPF oil company. President Cristina Fernandez (who succeeded her late¬†husband N√©stor Kirchner) belongs …


Archive