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  1. The financialization of conservation

    Andre Standing
    21 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2022

    This long read aims to scrutinise one particular financial instrument promoted by this conservation finance industry: the debt swap. Over the past few years, the world’s largest conservation organisation, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), has concluded three of these: in the Seychelles, Belize and Barbados.

  2. The Quiberon fish auction hall strategy to encourage ikejime and its potential contribution to more sustainable fishing

    Manon Plouchart
    14 ဇွန်လ 2022

    Fish auction markets, or ‘halles à marées’, are fundamental public players on French coastal areas. They enable small-scale and industrial fishing professionals to sell and buy the day's catch. Some of them, such as the one in the French port city of Quiberon, Brittany, have adopted their own strategy to compete with larger fish markets. The Quiberon fish market has chosen to distinguish itself by selling live fish and applying the Japanese slaughtering method called ikejime. Initially implemented for economic reasons, this strategy now seems to offer some of the key characteristics of more sustainable fishing.

  3. ‘Renewable’ energy in Tunisia

    Chafik Ben Rouine, Flavie Roche
    31 မတ်လ 2022

    While Tunisia is now entering a new energy transition, following its international commitments, almost no debate has occurred at the national level on the redistributive aspects of this transition, which raises serious concerns and crucial questions.

  4. Dare to Win: Lessons from the Indian Farmers Movement

    Arnau Quinquillà, Bruno Palombini Gastal, Katie Sandwell
    08 မတ်လ 2022

    The Farmers Movement in India has inspired millions around the world who are fighting for justice, democracy and solidarity. The farmers held their ground in the face of threats, intimidation and relentless propoganda, and forced the Modi government to repeal the farm bills. This was one of the most spectacular victories of ordinary people against the combined assault of corporate power and the state, showing that determined struggle can defeat the mightiest of forces.

  5. Towards a just agricultural transition in North Africa

    Saker El Nour
    15 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2021
    This article looks at the challenges, components and characteristics of a just transition within the agriculture sector in North Africa.
  6. What can an old mine tell us about a just energy transition?

    Karen Rignall
    09 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2021

    Lessons from social mobilization across mining and renewable energy in Morocco.

  7. An unjust transition

    Joanna Allan, Hamza Lakhal, Mahmoud Lemaadel
    10 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2021

    Extractivism, just like colonialism, comes in many different shapes and sizes. In the case of Western Sahara, it takes form in not only phosphate extraction, fishing, and sand and agricultural industries. Today, extractivism in Western Sahara is also sustained through renewable energy projects, partly used to ‘greenwash’ Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara.

  8. ‘Caring Communities for Radical Change’

    Daniel Boston
    05 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2021

    A growing number of activists, academics, and others across the world are questioning orthodox models of development and their underlying premise of perpetual growth as a necessity for a thriving society. They provide a wide variety of conceptual alternatives to development and progress and different visions of what is needed to address the environmental, social, and economic crises.

  9. Energy Transition

    01 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2021
    This handbook lays out the current debates in order to promote a vision of what a just and necessary peoples’ energy transition should look like.
  10. Defund the Global Climate Wall

    Todd Miller
    29 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2021

    To create a safer, more sustainable world, the United States needs to divert border money toward climate action.

  11. Our climate reading list

    28 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2021

    All eyes will be on the climate talks in Glasgow as COP 26 unfolds. Here at the Transnational Institute we work closely with partners and allies to develop and share analysis and solutions relevant to many facets of the climate crisis. Here, in one quick article, you'll find key readings, podcasts and other resources on a wide range of climate-related issues.

  12. Grappling with growth

    Daniel Boston
    17 သြဂုတ်လ 2021

    Degrowth argues that environmental sustainability and social justice necessitate transitioning beyond growth-reliance. In order to address social and environmental issues, we have to transition towards societies that are not just smaller in size but also operate according to a different logic - a logic that is not determined by the market sphere.

  13. How Seaspiracy misses the big picture

    Mads Barbesgaard, Zoe Brent, Carsten Pedersen, Daniel Boston
    23 မေလ 2021
    Seaspiracy vividly describes the speed and scale of extraction of natural resources from the oceans, but fails to investigate the underlying economic power and interests of specific actors in maintaining or even deepening the problems. Its limited analysis leads it to a limited conclusion: change consumer behaviour, change the world. But if we want to transform our relationship to the oceans and ocean resources, we need to confront and challenge theses powers – and that means political actions that go well beyond changing consumer patterns.
  14. Journal of Peasant Studies: Special Forum on Myanmar

    26 ဧပြီလ 2021
    Myanmar is in a dangerous and uncertain moment following the military coup on 1 February 2021. The articles in this Special Forum provide timely contextual analysis. Written before the coup, the articles delve into the politics of agrarian transformation in the context of (what was then) an ongoing (but fragile) opening up of political space.
  15. Understanding land politics

    Sylvia Kay
    20 ဧပြီလ 2021

    TNI has a long track record of working on land politics within the broader context of agrarian and environmental justice. Many of these have been produced with transnational agrarian movements and partners on the ground. Here, we highlight five key readings (and some further recommended readings!) that TNI has published over the years.

  16. Land for Agroecology in Europe

    24 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2021

    The time has come for a transformation of Europe’s food systems. Small-scale food producers, peasants, community groups, environmental justice activists and others have been calling for years for a shift towards agriculture that nourishes communities, regenerates ecosystems, and provides decent and sustainable livelihoods. The concept of agroecology encompasses these ambitions, referring to the science, movement, and practice of working with nature to build food sovereignty. The climate crisis and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have only made it clearer how urgent such a transformation is.

  17. Remembering World Fisheries Day

    Carsten Pedersen
    20 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2020

    On 21 November 1997, small-scale fishers from across the world formed a global movement and set sail for a long journey to protect nature and their human rights. Ever since, the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) have celebrated this day as World Fisheries Day and even in times of the COVID-19 crisis, they continue the tradition of raising their voices at this special moment.

  18. A recipe for disaster: Food systems, inequality and COVID-19

    Kirstie Crail
    30 ဇူလိုင်လ 2020

    How can we begin to understand the complex relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and our food systems? How is this crisis impacting communities and transformative strategies for a future founded on international solidarity, agroecology and food sovereignty? Our recent webinar A Recipe for Disaster: Food systems, inequality and COVID-19 addressed these questions and more.

  19. Migration and fisheries

    Zoe Brent, Thibault Josse
    03 ဇူလိုင်လ 2020

    How do we make sense of the diverse realities that exist at the intersection of migration and fisheries in Europe? This brief article is an initial attempt to understand the different ways that people who migrate interact with the European fisheries sector, and to contextualise this question by providing some background about the structural changes in the European fisheries sector which may shape who migrates, who fishes and under what conditions.

  20. Agroecology and food sovereignty

    Irmak Ertör
    24 ဇွန်လ 2020

    How Turkish fishers came to play a central role in giving agroecology and food sovereignty meaning in the context of fisheries.