Environmental Justice

Buying the present selling the future

October 2010

Considerations from Greenaccord’s VIII International Forum on the Protection of Nature in Cuneo, Italy

Pachakuti: Indigenous perspectives, degrowth and ecosocialism

Bob Thomson
October 2010

We have to talk to, learn from and support the indigenous movements which have inserted ecosocialist and degrowth like concepts into the formal constitutions, as in the states of Bolivia and Ecuadorian.

Remove the smokescreen

October 2010

The Indian Prime Minister's call to "go easy" on environmental regulation for fear of scaring off investors follows the flawed ideology that industrial development is the answer to poverty, when actually India's acute environmental deterioration should be the much greater concern.

When world recession knocks at the door it's time to change

October 2010

Since economic growth dependent on fossil fuels cannot persist, we must challenge the financial market ideology which continues to take precedence over human well being and the evironment.

Manmohan Attacks Environmental Protection

October 2010

Despite what the government may say about tackling climate change, Indian PM Singh looks set to encourage even less environmental regulation, putting India and the climate at greater risk for the sake of industry.

Power without responsibility? The rise of China and India

September 2010

As the Asia-Europe Summit gets ready to meet in early October, what are the implications of the rising power of Asia for progress on tackling poverty, inequality and climate change?

Climate Currency

September 2010

We need public money to prime the pump for private investment in clean energy around the world. This will not only help build climate resilience, but will also create jobs in the US.

A Burning Wake-Up Call

September 2010

Russian authorities and much of the Russian public have pretended up to now that there were no costs to privatisation of forests and that there was no climate crisis. We have to hope this year's fires and heatwave causes a change in policy.

Sad Spectacle in Istanbul

July 2010

If left-wing ideas have become popular again and social movements in Eastern Europe have strengthened, why is the European Social Forum in decline?

BP-Style Extreme Energy Nightmares to Come: Four Scenarios for the Next Energy Mega-Disaster

July 2010

The BP Gulf oil spill is not an anomaly but the result of industry-wide recklessness, as companies employ more and more risky methods to reach inaccessible reserves as the conventional ones run dry.

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