By Dan Brockington One of the most contentious aspects of the ‘Half-Earth’ proposals and related ’30 by 30’ campaign is the role of people in proposed conservation plans. Critics, including myself, are concerned by the lack of consideration of people in these plans. Survival International describe them as ‘the biggest land grab in history’. Advocates […]
The farmers’ protest in India: what’s it all about?
by Amrita Dasgupta, PhD Candidate, SOAS The farmers’ protest in India has been on-going for two months – and with more than half of Indians working on farms, this is a big concern, and a huge national affair. Initially it started as a regional protest in Punjab and Haryana. However, it soon turned out to be […]
Research and storytelling – how does that go together? Reflections and lessons from a memorable journey
By Judith Krauss, University of Sheffield (UK) What happens when we combine research with storytelling public engagement? I reflect on a research storytelling workshop conducted at the political ecology conference POLLEN20; and the training process leading up to it which involved 12 researchers working on environment and development issues from the University of […]
Convivial Conservation at #POLLEN20: Reflections from a fascinating double session
OCTOBER 27, 2020 CONVIVIAL CONSERVATION AT #POLLEN20: REFLECTIONS FROM A FASCINATING DOUBLE SESSION By Judith Krauss, University of Sheffield (UK) At the wonderful, all-virtual, low-carbon and inclusive POLLEN20 conference (22-25 September 2020), the CONVIVA team had the privilege of convening (Laila Thomaz Sandroni, Judith Krauss, Kate Massarella) and contributing (cf. below) to a popular double session on convivial […]
Coronavirus impacts: a difficult year ahead? Initial research findings from the ‘Livelihood impacts of coping with Coronavirus in rural Africa’ (CwC) project
By the CwC team Please see below for the Portuguese summary – por favor veja abaixo um sumário em português Photo Credit: Andrew Kingman, 2020 As we reported in our first project blog post, we have been setting up our research project on ‘Livelihood impacts of Coping with Covid-19 in rural Africa’ (CwC). We have […]
Shifting lives in the mangroves: Is concrete the way forward in rebuilding the Sunderbans?
by Megnaa Mehtta and Debjani Bhattacharyya Since 2007, the Bay of Bengal basin has seen at least 15 major cyclones, including Sidr in 2007, Aila in 2009, Phailin in 2013, Hudhud in 2014, Bulbul in 2019 and Amphan this year. Amphan made landfall in the Sunderbans, home to five million people, on May 20. […]