biodiversity

The garrison of San Didero (Valsusa) named after Leonard Peltier

They had promised and they did it. At the end of a very touching event dedicated to Leonard Peltier that took place on June 24th at the garrison of San Didero, in the Susa Valley (Piedmont Region) from 30 years…

UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

With 161 votes in favour, and eight abstentions*, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution on Thursday, declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right. The resolution, based on a similar text adopted last…

Development as Service

Initiatives of the Global South have much to contribute to the discussions on development, sustainability and climate change, especially when it comes to changing our behavior. The world is constantly making new agreements on how to combat climate change, restore…

Agroecology’s responses to the reign of biased thinking

Two economists, in a recent column published in the newspaper El Destape, have launched themselves into a series of prejudices about the production and commercialisation of agroecological fruit and vegetables. The Iriarte Verde cooperative has responded to the falsehoods published…

From a class at the University to the Congress. The history of the Rights of Nature in Mar Menor

We approached her by email with a question: How can the University contribute to the green movement beyond placing recycling bins in its facilities? And she answered us with a practical case: the ILP (Popular Legislative Initiative) that is now…

New UN Climate Report Is ‘Code Red for Humanity,’ but Joining Forces and Using Indigenous Knowledge Could Avert Disaster

In its first major climate report since 2013, the IPCC offers its starkest warning yet: Serious impacts of global warming are now unavoidable. By Reynard Loki In a grim report released on August 9, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

Why the Netherlands needs the Green New Deal

Halfway through 2019 Dutch society had alarm bells ringing because it had reached its hard Nitrogen-emissions limits. This prompted the Dutch Parliament and Cabinet to freeze all nitrogen-emitting activities which brought an abrupt and near full halt to Dutch society.…

Indigenous Leaders want Traditional Knowledge to be Centrepiece of New Global Biodiversity Framework

By Alison Kentish Once omitted from biodiversity treaty negotiations, indigenous people now have a say in a landmark global framework expected to be signed by 190 countries The picturesque Mahuat River in Dominica is one of 8 communities that make up…

The Gates Empire: how philanthro-capitalism is harming sustainable development

The empire of Gates, how philanthro-capitalistism is endangering sustainable development / fotospublicas.com / Manuel Lopez Navdanya International The latest report by Navdanya International, “Gates to a global empire”, aims to investigate the role and action of one of the private…

Argentines campaign for laws protecting the environment on Twitter

Wildfires have been raging in central and northern Argentina for months where more than 400,000 hectares (988,422 acres), comparable in size to more than 560,000 soccer fields, have burned to date. According to the latest data from the National Fire Management Service, thirteen of Argentina’s twenty-three…

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