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.
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.
In our third podcast, researchers George Iordăchescu & Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao draw on their experiences in Romania and Rwanda to discuss the establishment of protected areas & how this affects the relationship between local communities' and their environments.
George Iordăchescu discusses illegal logging on Belgian radio station 'Radio Télévision Belge Francophone'.
The conference, held in Bratislava on 20-21 Nov, focuses on developing an action plan to protect and restore wilderness and old growth/primary forest in Europe.
The third biennial conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN 20): Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration
What is the Future of Political Ecology? Reflections from our roundtable held in Sheffield on 22 October.
We're thrilled to announce two new post-doctoral researchers will be joining the BIOSEC team in August 2019