27.05.22

A Political Ecology of Forest Conservation in India

By Amrita Sen Biodiversity and its conservation have been at the centre-stage of environmental social science scholarship, with a wide range of recent works looking even deeper and exploring into newer conceptual engagements on conservation policies. In India, conservation literature has increasingly and critically focused on the politics of resource management instituted by global environmental […]

05.05.20

Ghost towns and crackdowns: The politics of urban Covid-19 control

By Tom Goodfellow and David Jackman As different responses to coronavirus are implemented around the world, cities have come sharply into focus. One city will forever be associated with the unleashing of Covid-19, and cities account for the most dramatic infection rates. For obvious reasons, urban areas are seen as constituting the most threatening environments for the transmission of […]

08.03.17

Why it makes sense to build ecosystem restoration into economic growth plans

It’s increasingly clear that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way humans run the world.

11.10.16

Earth care, people care and ‘fair share’

Exploring the transformative potential of permaculture in the global South

24.06.16

An Uncomfortable Cosiness: The Oslo REDD+ Exchange

Rob Hardie looks at structural failures and potential solutions following the 2016 REDD+ Oslo Exchange.

18.05.16

Designer activism and post-democracy

Re-blog from Alex de Waal: for campaigners committed to transformational social change, the unscripted howl of celebrities is a weak peg on which to hang a movement.