Cuando los extractivismos y la corrupción se encuentran

[Eduardo Gudynas*, Rebelión, 14.11.17] En los últimos meses ha quedado en evidencia que en América del Sur, varias de las grandes aventuras extractivistas quedaron envueltas en tramas de corrupción. Casos como los de Petrobras en Brasil o la minera SQM en Chile, treparon hasta los titulares de la prensa y desencadenaron serias consecuencias políticas dentro de cada país. Inmediatamente surgen todo tipo de preguntas: ¿cuáles son las … Continue reading Cuando los extractivismos y la corrupción se encuentran

Let’s Just Admit It: Capitalism Doesn’t Work

[John Atcheson, Common Dreams, 13.11.17] “In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.”—Fran Lebowitz “To comprehend the scope of corporate consolidation, imagine a day in the life of a typical American and ask: How long does it take for her to interact with a market that isn’t nearly monopolized?” (Photo: Jonny White/cc/flickr) In almost every way you examine … Continue reading Let’s Just Admit It: Capitalism Doesn’t Work

Propuestas para una Bolivia Solar

Originally posted on Fundación Solón:
Para encarar satisfactoriamente la revolución solar en curso y sacar provecho de la alta radiación solar que tenemos en dos terceras partes de nuestro territorio necesitamos promover un amplio proceso de discusión sobre el futuro energético de Bolivia. La discusión no es sencilla pero de ninguna manera puede ser confinada al ámbito de sólo los expertos. Las decisiones que… Continue reading Propuestas para una Bolivia Solar

Los retos humanos de la Tierra: Sin justicia ecológica no hay justicia social

[Alberto Acosta* y Enrique Vilale** 01.11.17] ¡Naturaleza! Por ella estamos rodeados y envueltos, incapaces de salir de ella e incapaces de penetrar más profundamente en ella. Sin ser requerida y sin avisar nos arrastra en el torbellino de su danza y se mueve con nosotros hasta que, cansados, caemos rendidos en sus brazos. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe[1] 1749-1832   El sainete del desarrollo sustentable En … Continue reading Los retos humanos de la Tierra: Sin justicia ecológica no hay justicia social

La justicia climática: entre la tutela y la fiscalización de las responsabilidades / Climate Justice: Between the Guardianship and the Fiscalization of Responsibilities

[SusanaBorras Pentinat*] La justicia climática: entre la tutela y la fiscalización de las responsabilidades Climate Justice: Between the Guardianship and the Fiscalization of Responsibilities Para acceder al PDF completo, haga click aquí: La justicia climática entre la tutela y la fiscalización de responsabilidades   Resumen El aumento del nivel de emisiones de gases de efectos invernadero intensifica el cambio climático y sus consecuencias, especialmente, en … Continue reading La justicia climática: entre la tutela y la fiscalización de las responsabilidades / Climate Justice: Between the Guardianship and the Fiscalization of Responsibilities

11th WTO Ministerial – Letter from Global Civil Society about the Agenda of the WTO

[Delivery date: 9 October, 2017] Below this whole letter, you are going to find links with pdfs about this letter, in French, Español, and Greek. Here you have the English version: 11th WTO Ministerial – Letter from Global Civil Society about the Agenda of the WTO Dear Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), We are writing as 300[i] member organizations of global civil society … Continue reading 11th WTO Ministerial – Letter from Global Civil Society about the Agenda of the WTO

Has ‘Degrowth’ Outgrown its Own Name?

[Kate Raworth, http://commonstransition.org%5D The following article presents a debate that was first published on From Poverty to Power, a conversational blog maintained by Duncan Green. It is kicked off by Kate Raworth, renegade economist and development re-thinker, who feels that degrowth has outgrown its name. In reply Giorgos Kallis, the world’s leading academic on degrowth, counters with the view that ‘degrowth’ is still a compelling term. Let the debate begin… Why Degrowth has out-grown … Continue reading Has ‘Degrowth’ Outgrown its Own Name?

A Synopsis: Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

[Donella Meadows*, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows] The following piece is a short synopsis of Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update. The full length book is available at Chelsea Green’s website. The whole book available here: Limits-to-Growth-digital-scan-version_Meadows, Donella A Synopsis: Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update The signs are everywhere around us: Sea level has risen 10–20 cm since 1900. Most non-polar glaciers are retreating, … Continue reading A Synopsis: Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

Austerity and Degrowth – Dealing with the Economic Crisis and the Ecological Crisis Together

[ Brian Davey, originally published by Feasta]   This article arises from increasing frustration and irritation about the way that the debate about Greece, and in general about austerity, is framed. My frustration is not only with the policy thugs who are implementing austerity, but also, to a degree, with their critics – which includes the failure of most of the critics of growth to … Continue reading Austerity and Degrowth – Dealing with the Economic Crisis and the Ecological Crisis Together

‘Indigenous peoples are the best guardians of world’s biodiversity’

[David Hill, Wednesday 9 August 2017] Interview with UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a Kankanaey Igorot woman from the Philippines. Photograph: Pierre Suu/Getty Images for UND. Today is the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, numbering an estimated 370 million in 90 countries and speaking roughly … Continue reading ‘Indigenous peoples are the best guardians of world’s biodiversity’

The Anthropocene Myth

[Andreas Malm*] Blaming all of humanity for climate change lets capitalism off the hook. Last year was the hottest year ever recorded. And yet, the latest figures show that in 2013 the source that provided the most new energy to the world economy wasn’t solar, wind power, or even natural gas or oil, but coal. The growth in global emissions — from 1 percent a year … Continue reading The Anthropocene Myth