In the advent of what infectious disease scientists have labelled a 'novel coronavirus', Sarah Bezan argues that zoonotic disease transfer is in fact far from new. Instead, it is an emergent iteration of the ‘old’ violences of extractivism, colonial expansion, and animal commodification.
Despite its eagerly anticipated publication, the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 lacks new and radical thinking about ways to develop an ecologically sustainable society, and risks producing and/or deepening serious inequalities and injustices.
In recent months, the European Commission has taken radical action to tackle deforestation in the Carpathian region. But this legislation goes beyond simply addressing non-compliance: the measures also trigger serious changes in national legislation and advance the criminalisation of environmental offences, argues George Iordăchescu.
The piece, written by Amy McDermott for the PNAS Journal Club blog, reviews findings from the authors' recent publication in World Development journal.
Evidence shows that rampant deforestation will worsen the frequency and intensity of future global pandemics. Yet implementing indiscriminate bans on timber harvesting and trade will have an immediate and serious impact on already vulnerable environments and livelihoods, as well being ineffective in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
On the day of the UK's departure from the European Union, Teresa Lappe-Osthege and Hannah Dickinson reflect on their recent IWT Knowledge Exchange at the European Parliament.
Teresa Lappe-Osthege and Elaine Lan Yin Hsiao reflect on the 1st International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding
Dan Brockington and Rosaleen Duffy respond to a recent article advocating militarised approaches to conservation.
What is the Future of Political Ecology? Reflections from our roundtable held in Sheffield on 22 October.
Just when the so-called ‘natural climate solutions’ are being touted as common-sense response to climate change, the devastation of the world’s largest forests by wildfires grabs international attention.