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    Accounting for carbon, depoliticising plunder

    • Les Levidow
    30 November 2012

    The EU aspires to global leadership in developing ‘sustainable biofuels’, arguing they can substitute for fossil fuels, but the result has been dispossession of rural communities throughout the South.

  2. Towards a grand compromise in climate negotiations

    Walden Bello, Richard Heydarian
    28 November 2012
    Article

    Could dread at the deadly consequences of climate change force a compromise between Washington and Beijing in the same way fear of nuclear war caused a US-Soviet Union detente?

  3. Edgardo Lander expone la actual crisis civilizatoria

    René Amezcua Reyes
    21 November 2012
    In the media

    Ante la crisis que estamos atravesando  “es urgente  comenzar a plantear otras preguntas, unas que respondan al interrogante sobre cómo maximizar las potencialidades de la vida y no sobre la acumulación de la mayor cantidad de bienes materiales”.

  4. SA mining laws cause for concern

    Tony Carnie
    03 October 2012
    In the media

    Speaking at a recent conference in Iceland, David Fig of UCT questioned why SA remained trapped in an undemocratic industrial paradigm which gave primacy to its minerals and energy sector.

  5. ¿La ‘soberanía de la tierra’ como alternativa?

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    12 September 2012
    Paper

    Los cambios recientes y dramáticos en los sectores alimentario, climático, energético y financiero han vuelto a situar en el centro de los discursos sobre desarrollo cuestiones sobre el uso y control de la tierra, justo en el momento en que las mismas condiciones están impulsando una fiebre sin precedentes por hacerse con aguas y tierras en todo el mundo.

  6. Climate negotiations locked in stalemate

    Walden Bello, Pablo Solon
    04 September 2012
    In the media

    Still there seems no progress among countries to commit to increasing the level of emission reductions for this decade. Why are the climate talks stalemated and what should be done to break the deadlock?

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    Video: Why do we need to oppose plans to price nature?

    Pablo Solon
    24 August 2012
    Multi-media

    Why do we need to oppose plans to price nature? What are the alternatives?

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    Vagaries of the uranium market

    • David Fig
    17 July 2012
    Paper

    The global boom in uranium production, with its associated environmental and social costs, has stalled in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

  9. La economía verde viene con nombre y apellido: se llama poder corporativo

    Elizabeth Peredo Beltran
    11 July 2012
    Article

    Estamos asistiendo a una profundización demencial del paradigma capitalista y de su ámbito de dominio que ha desplazado sin pena ni pestañeo el concepto de sustentabilidad para usarlo en el campo de las finanzas.

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    Fracking and the Democratic Deficit in South Africa

    • David Fig
    11 July 2012
    Paper

    When citizens are left out of debates confined to government and the business community, the only means of influencing policy is to petition, protest, or litigate, usually after the horse has bolted. Will fracking be the latest technology introduced without any public debate?

  11. Rio+20 - The future we don't want

    Marcos Arruda
    10 July 2012
    Article

    Sustainable development, promised at the Earth summit in 1992, failed because it was equated with economic growth, consumerism and increased corporate power. Without sharing wealth, knowledge and power, humankind will not survive.

     
  12. Solutions to the EU Crisis: Learning from Latin America

    Interview with Pablo Solon
    20 June 2012

    Former Bolivian ambassador Pablo Solon speaks of his successes and frustrations in government, what the EU can learn from Latin America in confronting a debt crisis, and warns of the dangers of marketising nature under the guise of a 'green economy.'

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    Bio-Economies

    • Ronnie Hall, Joseph Zacune
    19 June 2012

    The European Commission's promotion of 'bioeconomies' as a central focus at Rio+20 is more about protecting banking, biotech, manufacturing, agribusiness and energy sectors then defending vulnerable communities and the environment. 

  14. Green grabbing

    Melissa Leach
    19 June 2012

    Demonstrating the economic value of nature once seemed at the forefront of progressive thinking, but on the ground it is turning into the latest wave of landgrabbing. What went wrong?

  15. ‘Nature is not for sale’

    Robin van Wechem
    15 June 2012
    In the media

    He wrote one of the most progressive laws for nature conservation. He organized the first international climate conference for common people. And now he wipes the floor with the UN proposal for a ‘green economy’. The Bolivian Pablo Solón thinks we should treat nature with more respect.

  16. Dangerous Weapons

    18 June 2012 - Event
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    Capital transnacional vs Resistencia de los pueblos

    15 June 2012
    Report

    Este número especial de “América Latina en Movimiento” de ALAI muestra el funcionamiento del capital transnacional, los sectores en los que actúa, su lógica globalizada, la estructura de su promiscua relación con los poderes públicos a todos los niveles, la magnitud de los abusos y su irresponsabilidad social, económica y ambiental.

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