Can frogs and workers unite? Paul Robbins on conserving biodiversity in the Western Ghats, India

by Gustavo Garcia Lopez In a guest lecture in Barcelona, political ecologist Paul Robbins invites us to reflect on how market forces and labour’s bargaining power influence farmers’ production decisions, which in turn impact biodiversity conservation. Can environmentalists and workers unite? On January 22, Paul Robbins, Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the … Continue reading Can frogs and workers unite? Paul Robbins on conserving biodiversity in the Western Ghats, India

Documenting political ecologies through film, part IV

by Gustavo Garcia Lopez and Salvatore Paolo De Rosa Note: This is the fourth of a five-part entry on the Tales from Planet Earth film festival held on April 9-12 in Stockholm, Sweden (to see the previous entries go HERE, HERE, and HERE). The Festival was organized by ENTITLE member Professor Marco Armiero, director of … Continue reading Documenting political ecologies through film, part IV

Documenting political ecologies through film, part I

by Gustavo Garcia Lopez and Salvatore Paolo de Rosa The four-day Tales from Planet Earth film festival in Stockholm, Sweden, held from 9-12 April, 2014 kicked off with Rob Nixon, Rachel Carson Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and author of the book Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, with a … Continue reading Documenting political ecologies through film, part I