The Politics of Climate Change and Uncertainty in India

Edited By Lyla Mehta, Hans Nicolai Adam, Shilpi Srivastava Routledge – Pathways to Sustainability Series, Open Access order this book Read Open Access This book brings together diverse perspectives concerning uncertainty and climate change in India. Uncertainty is a key factor shaping climate and environmental policy at international, national, and local levels. Climate change and…

Building Innovation Capabilities for Sustainable Industrialisation: Renewable Electrification in Developing Economies

Edited by Rasmus Lema, Margrethe Holm Andersen, Rebecca Hanlin, Charles Nzila Published by Routledge in the Pathways to Sustainability book series 16 November 2021 Read this book (Open Access) Buy a copy This book argues that renewable electrification in developing countries provides important opportunities for local economic development, but new pathways are required for turning…

Livestock and Climate Justice: Challenging Mainstream Policy Narratives

by Fernando García-Dory, Ella Houzer and Ian Scoones IDS Bulletin article In discussions around food systems and the climate, livestock is often painted as the villain. While some livestock production in some places contributes significantly to climate change, this is not universally the case. This article focuses on pastoral production systems – extensive, often mobile…

Transformative Pathways to Sustainability: Learning Across Disciplines, Cultures and Contexts

Edited by Adrian Ely Routledge, Pathways to Sustainability Series (2021) Open Access Read/Download this book About this book Transformations to sustainability are increasingly the focus of research and policy discussions around the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the different roles played by transdisciplinary research in contributing to social transformations across diverse settings have been neglected in…

Climate change and agrarian struggles

by Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ian Scoones, Amita Baviskar, Marc Edelman, Nancy Lee Peluso and Wendy Wolford The Journal of Peasant Studies Volume 49, 2022 – Issue 1 This essay introduces and invites contributions to a new Journal of Peasant Studies Forum on ‘climate change and critical agrarian studies’. Climate change is inextricably entwined with…

Transformation as praxis: responding to climate change uncertainties in marginal environments in South Asia

This paper provides some of the conceptual and methodological underpinnings being developed in the ongoing TAPESTRY project which is part of the Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) Programme. We debate how the notion of transformation may be conceptualized from ‘below’ in marginal environments that are especially marked by high levels of climate-related uncertainties. We propose the notion of…

Frictitious commodities: Virtuality, virtue and value in the carbon economy of repair

What ‘nature’ is being commodified in carbon markets, and why does it matter? How are carbon commodities and ecologies of repair co-produced through carbon forestry? Are the Polanyian notions of ‘fictitious commodification’ and ‘embeddedness’ appropriate for thinking about carbon forestry and voluntary carbon market (VCM) offsets? This article addresses these questions and extends the critical…

Pathways for Sustainable Urban Waste Management and Reduced Environmental Health Risks in India: Winners, Losers, and Alternatives to Waste to Energy in Delhi

Article in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Cities that explores how centralized waste-to-energy (WTE) became the dominant ‘singular’ solution to Delhi’s solid waste crisis.

The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation

Edited by Ian Scoones and Andy Stirling Routledge, 2020 Open access This book is available as an Open Access e-book. Individual chapters can also be downloaded free of charge. Read the book Buy the book Related Articles COVID-19 and the Futility of Control in the Modern World Andy Stirling and Ian Scoones, Issues in Science…

Securing accumulation by restoration – Exploring spectacular corporate conservation, coal mining and biodiversity compensation in the German Rhineland

German energy giant and coal mine operator RWE makes two products: cheap electricity and ‘pretty new landscapes’. These ‘pretty new landscapes’ are biodiversity offsets to compensate for the destruction of the ancient Hambacher Forest for the world’s largest opencast lignite coal mine in the German Rhineland. Drawing on in-depth fieldwork including participant observation and interviews…