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  1. 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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    Of capitalism, crisis, conversion & collapse: The Keynesian alternative

    Susan George
    14 September 2007
    Article
    The only feasible way out of the ecological crisis is a new, environmental Keynesianism, bringing together government, corporations and citizens. The problem is to convince politicians that ecological transformation and environmental practices can pay off politically, argues Susan George.
  3. 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.

  4. Could granting rights to nature change the climate debate?

    Cormac Cullinan
    15 December 2010
    Article

    In the wake of failure in Cancun and the much deeper problem that humanity is no longer living within the ecological capacity of the planet, might it be time for nature to have its own legal advocates?

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    Privatizing Nature

    • Michael Goldman (editor)
    08 July 2008
    Book

    The contributors to 'Privatizing Nature' examine the reasons behind the political resurgence of the commons, and the widespread struggle to transform existing nature-society relations into ones that are less exploitative, socially just, and ecologically healthy.

  6. 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.

  7. Durban’s greenwash outcome

    Praful Bidwai
    12 January 2012
    Article

    The outcome of Durban is a disaster for global climate protection and the survival of millions. 

     
  8. ‘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.

  9. Is the Green Economy a new Washington Consensus?

    Working Group on Green Economy, WSF
    15 February 2012
    Article

    The current environmental and climate crisis is not simply a market failure because nature is not simply a form of capital. Putting a price on nature under the label of the "Green Economy" is an attempt to expand the reach of finance capital and privatise our planet.

  10. Resistance and Hope at a time of Climate Emergency

    12 January 2012
    Article

    The Durban climate conference could act as a turning point. Are we willing to be truly honest about the failure of our political and economic system to tackle climate change and willing to exercise our power in shaping the world we want to live in?

  11. Voices from the World Social Forum

    Susan George
    08 February 2011
    Article

    Although initiated as a counter-forum to Davos, the World Social Forum has evolved beyond it now, focusing on the root causes of problems facing humanity and developing real alternatives as solutions.

  12. Where The Air Is Rarefied

    Darryl D'Monte
    25 April 2012
    Article

    The most comprehensive analysis of climate change, which tackles India’s (mostly flawed) policies.

  13. RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy

    Olivier Hoedeman
    13 January 2012
    Article

    Challenging the corporate co-option of the UN should be a major priority in the run-up to the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012.

  14. Durban's Climate Zombie tripped

    Patrick Bond
    12 January 2012
    Article

    Looking back now that the dust has settled, South Africa’s COP17 presidency appears disastrous. This was confirmed not only by Durban’s delayed, diplomatically-decrepit denouement, but by plummeting carbon markets in the days immediately following the conference’s ignoble end.

  15. The Green Economy: the Wolf in Sheep’s clothing

    • Edgardo Lander
    06 December 2011
    Policy briefing

    The fundamental flaw at the heart of UNEP's report "Towards a Green Economy" is its failure to analyse the extraordinarily unequal power relations that exist in today’s world, and the interests at play in the operation of this global economic system.

  16. Cancun: The Next Chance for Democratic Solutions to the Climate Crisis

    Janet Redman
    02 December 2010
    Article

    American traditional homegrown democracy at a global level: how about allowing the countries that already bear the heaviest burden to step up to the microphone?

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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    Rethinking the US stimulus package

    Barry K Gills
    11 November 2009
    Opinion

    The failure of the US administration to adopt a truly Keynesian package for stimulating the US economy is likely to lead to further crisis and misses the opportunity to transition to a green economy.

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