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  • event: Critical Perspectives on the Financialisation of Nature – Theory, Politics and Practice

    University of Sussex, 19-20th March 2015 Hosted by the Centre for Global Political Economy & STEPS Centre Carbon markets in China, fishery bycatch offsetting in Canada, catastrophe bonds in the US, weather derivatives in Ethiopia, betting on species extinction such as Norwegian sharks… These are just a few examples of the commodification, marketisation and financialisation [...]

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  • event: What works at the Nexus? Conference

    Join us at the first Nexus Network conference: What works at the nexus? New connections in food, energy, water and environment on Thursday 27 November from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm at the Coin Street Conference Centre in London. This is an opportunity for network members to meet, hear high-profile keynote speakers, discuss nexus challenges [...]

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  • post (Blog): STEPS América Latina at the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network

    By Mariano Fressoli, STEPS America Latina Between 13 and 15 October the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network held its first workshop in Nairobi. The objective of the workshop, organized and funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre, and supported by the University of Toronto and Kenya iHUB, was to kick-start the construction [...]

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  • post (Blog): Call for abstracts: Critical Perspectives on the Financialisation of Nature

    A Call for Abstracts has been issued for a workshop in March 2015 on the financialisation of nature. The workshop, aimed at doctoral and early-career researchers, is entitled Critical Perspectives on the Financialisation of Nature – Theory, Politics and Practice. It will be hosted by the the Sussex-based Centre for Global Political Economy and the [...]

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  • post (Blog): Business for peace?

    It is difficult to avoid being swept up in the current tide of optimism about Africa and resource development. For once, Africa is not only portrayed by outsiders as a continent of poor people suffering and fighting over civil wars and dependent on good will and aid. At the same time, the new, positive single [...]

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