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Blue carbon: ecosystem services or ocean grabbing?

Does recognising that coastal and marine ecosystems capture carbon emissions mean an economic value should be placed on them? Or will this lead to more competition to control these areas?   The Blue Carbon Initiative hosted by Conservation International and IUCN defines blue carbon as “the […]

(Global Justice Ecology Project)

The Green Shock Doctrine (GJEP)

This report strongly criticises the green economy arguing it is a false solution to address climate change. GJEP say it is too late to simply reform the global economy. It needs to be transformed.

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Green economy in the south conference

The conference will be held between 8-10 July 2014 in Tanzania With its full title of Green Economy in the South: Negotiating Environmental Governance, Prosperity and Development this conference will bring together academics, researchers and civil society organisations to critically discuss the particular impact of […]

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Key messages for COP20 (Social PreCOP)

The Social PreCOP climate change summit brought together representatives of over 40 governments and nearly 80 civil society organisations. The meeting was held in Venezuela between 4- 7 November 2014. It was an unprecedented meeting of grassroots groups with governments in the build up to the official UN climate change negotiations, the next major conference will be held in Peru during December 2014

(GJEP A Darker Shade of Green REDD Alert and the Future of Forests)

A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests (GJEP)

Global Justice Ecology Project / January 2012 This video includes interviews with indigenous and local communities who are critical of the scheme known as REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) that proposes to pay developing countries to keep their forests standing. They argue REDD […]

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Status of Forest Carbon Rights and Implications for Communities (RRI)

Status of Forest Carbon Rights and Implications for Communities, the Carbon Trade, and REDD+ Investments Rights and Resource Initiative / March 2014 The briefing looks at the relationship between the implementation of REDD+ projects and land rights in 23 low and middle income countries. It […]

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Who should value nature? Interview with Joan Carling

Is valuing nature as natural capital the way to reduce environmental degradation or a dangerous distraction that will commodify the environment? Alongside debates on if we should value natural capital is another question that is very rarely asked: who should value nature? This exclusive interview with Joan Carling is […]

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