Green grabbing

Impact story #2: From land grabs to the Anthropocene

A new impact story, From land grabs to the Anthropocene: exploring the politics of resources is the second in our series looking back at a decade of STEPS Centre research and engagement. This story looks at how STEPS intervened in debates on land grabbing following the financial crisis in 2007 and 2008, and how our…

Recipe for a Green Economy

Why aren’t the media talking more about climate change and population growth? asked Nigel Chapman, the Director of the BBC World Service and Trust from 2004 to 2009, speaking at the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) Global meeting in London this week, on how to connect better with audiences about a Green Economy. He quoted a…

Africa Sustainability Hub will promote low-carbon opportunities

A new African sustainability research hub will make a “huge contribution” to promoting low carbon economic development in Kenya, according to a speech on Wednesday 10th June by Hon. Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary of the National Treasury. The speech was delivered by Prof Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, at…

Missionary discourses: can the green economy bring climate justice to the South?

by Joanes Atela, researcher, political ecology of carbon in Africa project The green economy has become one of the most powerful political and social agendas in the era of climate change. This week, researchers have met in Dodoma, Tanzania at the Green Economy in the South conference – the first meeting of its kind. Central…

Political Ecologies of Carbon project researchers to speak at Green Economy in the South conference in July

Martin Kijazi and others from the STEPS Centre’s Political Ecologies of Carbon in Africa project will be speaking at the international conference “Green Economy in the South – Negotiating Environmental Governance, Prosperity and Development” in July. The conference takes place from 8-10 July 2014 at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania. More information can be found…

Where is the green economy? Audio interview with Tim Jackson

Here’s a treat for those looking for Rio+20 listening material: an interview with Prof Tim Jackson (author of Prosperity without Growth), talking about the future of the green economy. The interviewer is Adrian Ely, Head of Impact and Engagement at the STEPS Centre. Where is the green economy? An interview with Professor Tim Jackson by…

Press release: Green grabs: the dark side of the green economy

Green’ market initiatives are increasing poverty. Local ecosystem stewardship must be nurtured instead. ‘Green grabbing’ –  the rapidly-growing appropriation of land and resources in the name of ‘green ’ biofuels, carbon offsetting schemes, conservation efforts  and eco-tourism initiatives – is forcing people from their homelands and increasing poverty, new research has found. Ecosystems being ‘asset-stripped’…

VIDEO: TECHNOLOGY & THE GREEN ECONOMY

Our session at Planet Under Pressure in March looked at how to open up diverse pathways to sustainability, looking at different technologies from around the world. Adrian Ely (STEPS) spoke about the STEPS Centre’s work on how to introduce more diversity and inclusion in how science & technology is organised and funded. Other speakers talked…

TIM JACKSON PUBLIC LECTURE AT SUSSEX, 14 MAY: WHERE IS THE GREEN ECONOMY?

On Monday 14 May, Tim Jackson is coming to Sussex University to give a public lecture, organised by the STEPS Centre. The lecture’s called “Where is the green economy? Prosperity, work and sustainability ‘after the crisis’”. The lecture is open to all, and will be followed by a drinks reception. The full event details are…

14 May: Tim Jackson – Where is the green economy?

In a live-streamed public lecture on 14 May at Sussex University entitled Where is the green economy? Prosperity, work and sustainability ‘after the crisis’, Tim Jackson talked about the challenges for a world hit by economic recession and ecological problems. This lecture was organised by the STEPS Centre as part of our Summer School on Pathways to…