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  1. Confronting authoritarian populism: the rural dimension

    Ian Scoones, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Lyda Fernanda Forero, Ruth Hall, Marc Edelman, Editors: Wendy Wolford, Benjamin White
    31 January 2018
    Article

    Religion, gender dynamics, place and cultural identity – all inform rising authoritarian populism in rural areas, alongside class interests and inequalities. Mobilising alternatives to capture by regressive political forces is not straightforward.

  2. Imagen de portada - Lazard

    Lazard: El lucro de privatizar

    • Lyda Fernanda Forero, Sol Trumbo Vila
    21 March 2017
    Policy briefing

    Algunas actuaciones de Lazard en la Unión Europea (UE) ponen en tela de juicio la conveniencia e imparcialidad de sus asesorías a una empresa pública como EMCALI.

  3. Colombian landscape

    Human nature as victim in Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero
    17 March 2017
    Article

    "We are part of nature – human and non-human. The relationship between both and in permanent interaction creates ‘the territory’."

  4. Visit to Brazilian bio-ethanol plant

    EU bioenergy use: the invisible social and environmental harms

    Katie Sandwell, Lyda Fernanda Forero
    08 December 2016
    Article

    The EU's reputation for clean and sustainable energy conceals a dirtier reality, particularly where renewable energy policies and development are driven by corporate interests. Today, nearly two thirds of all “renewable” energy in the EU comes from bio-energy. Although bio-energy appears to provide a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, there are serious questions about its actual emissions profile, and about environmental and social conflicts which are created or exacerbated by the industrial-scale production of biomass to meet European energy needs.

  5. La Marcha del Silencio llena la Plaza Bolívar en Bogotá, octubre de 2016

    On the “NO” vote to endorse the agreements and new paths to build peace in Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    01 November 2016
    Article

    The outcome of the October 2nd plebiscite in Colombia was a surprise for the international community and different democratic sectors in the country. It was an invitation to the Colombian population to endorse the Agreements reached between Juan Manuel Santos’ Government and the left wing guerrilla group, the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC). The outcome was a surprise even among the conservative sectors and those that had opposed the Agreements, who did not expect a majority of a NO vote. The Agreements aimed to end the armed conflict with the guerrilla group which has lasted for more than 50 years.

  6. La Marcha del Silencio llena la Plaza Bolívar en Bogotá, octubre de 2016

    Colombia: el NO a la refrendación de los acuerdos y los nuevos caminos de construcción de paz

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    23 October 2016
    Article

    La victoria del ‘no’ a la refrendación de los acuerdos de paz en Colombia puede leerse desde diferentes perspectivas, pero no debe ocultar la urgencia de iniciar un camino hacia la construcción de paz que anhela la mayoría del país.

  7. US military base

    Climate change, militarism and war

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Nick Buxton
    20 October 2016
    Multi-media

    How is climate change both caused by militarism and likely to fuel wars and further militarism? And who will suffer the consequences? This short video documentary, featuring interviews with prominent activists gathered at the UN Climate talks in Paris in 2015 discusses the connections.

  8. Street Art Bogota, Colombia. Juan Cristobal Zulueta

    Territorial Peace and Land Grabbing in Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    30 September 2016
    Article

    The end of Colombia's armed conflict will not mean real peace if the neoliberal status quo persists. The peoples of Colombia have real solutions to the country's environmental and social problems.

  9. Street Art Bogota, Colombia. Juan Cristobal Zulueta

    Paz territorial y acaparamiento en Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    28 September 2016
    Article

    El fin del conflicto armado en Colombia no se traducirá en una paz verdadera si no cambia el paradigma neoliberal y se aplican soluciones reales a los problemas ambientales y sociales del país.

  10. Peasants mobilized in Colombia: The strike is finished, the struggle continues

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    16 June 2016
    Article

    The current development model in place across Colombia has brought repression and harassment. The government has not fulfilled the terms of a 2013 agreement. On May 27th, the Cumbre Agraria, Campesina, Etnica y Popular1 called for a national Minga - a period of strikes and mobilizations - across Colombia to put pressure on the government.

  11. False Solutions: Pitfalls of Emissions Trading

    Lyda Fernanda Forero
    18 March 2016
    Multi-media

    Lyda Fernanda Forero: "They are using a fake argument. It's to sell the right to pollute. And instead of that we should say: No pollution. So, by creating these we say: Yes, ok, it's fine if you pollute as long as you pay. And that is really complicated and is taking out of the discussion the real problem, which are these emissions."

  12. 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.

  13. Lyda Fernanda Forero at an interview

    “Hi ha un patró de violació dels drets humans per part de les transnacionals”

    09 July 2015
    In the media

    La Directa - "Quan parlem de l’arquitectura de la impunitat ens referim, principalment, als tractats de lliure comerç i inversions i, també, a tota la xarxa de tractats o de legislacions que es van adaptant a favor de les transnacionals"

  14. Le lobby d’Anglo American pour l’énergie polluante et ses fausses solutions pour le climat

    • Lyda Fernanda Forero, Lúcia Ortiz, Pascoe Sabido, Rachel Tansey, Danilo Urrea, Sara Shaw
    03 December 2014
    Report
       
  15. El cabildeo de Anglo American a favor de energías sucias y falsas soluciones para el clima

    • Lyda Fernanda Forero, Lúcia Ortiz, Pascoe Sabido, Rachel Tansey, Danilo Urrea
    03 December 2014
    Report

    Las empresas transnacionales están socavando políticas climáticas cruciales y promoviendo soluciones falsas que les permiten obtener ganancias de la crisis climática a la vez que aumentan la extracción de energías sucias.

  16. Anglo American’s dirty energy lobby and its false climate solutions

    • Lyda Fernanda Forero, Lúcia Ortiz, Pascoe Sabido, Rachel Tansey, Danilo Urrea, Sara Shaw
    03 December 2014
    Report

    Climate talks in Lima will be subject to intense lobbying by some of the biggest industrial polluters. They not only cause serious social and environmental conflicts where they extract fossil fuels, their capture of decision-making also prevents a real solution to the climate crisis.

  17. 15 Minutes for: Climate Justice | with Lyda F. Forero

    Lyda Fernanda Forero
    26 November 2014
    Multi-media

    The man-made climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. How can climate change on a global scale be fair and just? What ideas and concepts are there for the people in the South to live a good life without imitating the consumption and production patterns of the North? And what is the role in this process of political and civil society?

  18. Tratados de libre comercio y conflicto en Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    16 October 2014
    Article

    Las últimas movilizaciones populares en Colombia no responden a una problemática coyuntural, sino que surgen de la resistencia a factores estructurales en los que los tratados de libre comercio desempeñan un papel clave.

  19. Between Mobilisation and Conflict

    • Lyda Fernanda Forero
    20 September 2013
    Policy briefing

    The agrarian sector launched a national strike in Colombia which spread quickly across other sectors, against the impacts of the FTA with the US and Canada. It is evident that the current economic model has failed as a result of a combination of several factors, structurally and historically.

  20. Golden Lie: Resistance against mining in Guatemala

    Lyda Fernanda Forero
    21 November 2012
    Article

    Peasant communities have denounced Canadian company Radius Gold Inc for mining without consent on their territories and appealed for international solidarity.