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  1. Financialisation: A Primer

    • Frances Thomson, Sahil Dutta
    13 September 2018
    Primer

    A beginner’s guide to financialisation: how it works, how it shapes our lives, the forces that lie behind it, and how we can resist.

  2. Our land is worth more than carbon

    17 November 2016
    Article

    The Paris Agreement required the 196 Parties to the UN Climate Convention to limit temperature increases to 2° or 1.5°C below preindustrial levels. While COP21 benefited from a high degree of mobilization linked to the adoption of an international agreement, COP 22 on the other hand has received rather less attention. Yet the stakes remain significant. In its haste, COP 22, being called the “action COP” or the “agriculture COP”, is in danger of adopting various misguided solutions for agriculture.

  3. Neoliberal Sustainability? The Biopolitical Dynamics of “Green” Capitalism

    • Karijn van den Berg
    04 February 2016
    Paper

    “Sustainable citizenship”: To what extent is such an idea and promotion of sustainability actually sustainable and can it contribute to decreasing climate change? Or can and should it rather be dismissed as a neoliberal strategy to control consumers and their choices? And which subjects do actually get such citizen responsibilities?

  4. Degrowth & the Climate Crisis – from a Climate Justice Perspective

    Lyda Fernanda Forero
    05 August 2015
    Opinion

    From a climate justice perspective, which is more than a technical approach, we are facing a political and paradigm-related dilemma. From this perspective, we focus on the root causes of the climate crisis from where we propose real solutions while rejecting and demanding an end to false solutions.

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    To reject REDD+ and Extractive Industries to confront Capitalism and defend Life and Territories

    08 December 2014
    Declaration

    On the occasion of the UN climate change negotiations in Lima, Peru – known as COP20 – we reaffirm that rejecting REDD+ and ‘environmental services’, two manifestations of the so-­‐called ‘green economy’, is a central part of our struggle against capitalism and extractive industries and the defence of territories, life and Mother Earth.

  6. Corporate Conquistadors

    • Philippa de Boissière, Joanna Cabello, Thomas McDonagh, Aldo Orellana López, Jim Shultz, Pascoe Sabido, Rachel Tansey, Sian Cowman
    01 December 2014
    Report

    An examination of the destructive environmental record of Repsol, Glencore Xstrata and Enel-Endesa in Latin America and worldwide is clear evidence that transnational corporations should have no place in decision-making around the climate.

  7. Protecting carbon to destroy forests

    • FDCL, Carbon Trade Watch, Amigos de la Tierra Internacional (FOEI)
    16 April 2013

    This paper provides historical background and reports of experiences on the ground to show how land and nature enclosures are central to REDD+, and why it therefore cannot be fixed.

  8. Praful Bidwai on Greenhouse Development Rights

    02 October 2012
    Article

    Bidwai is a rare analyst.  He writes as a man of the South, but at the same time he can be extremely critical of the South’s negotiating postures.

  9. A ‘Land Sovereignty’ Alternative?

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    30 September 2012

    Dramatic changes around food, climate, energy, and finance in recent years have pushed questions of land use and land control back onto the centre stage of development discourse, at the very moment when the same conditions are spurring an unprecedented rush for land and water across the globe.

  10. 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?

  12. 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.

     
  13. 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. 

  15. 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?

  16. ‘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.

  17. Dangerous Weapons

    18 June 2012 - Event
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    Transnational Capital vs People's Resistance

    15 June 2012
    Report

    How does transnational capital function? Where does it operate? What globalised logic does it follow? What is the magnitude of its abuses and its social, economic and environmental irresponsibility? And what challenge do we see emerge for us, the people?

     

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