Environment & Human Development Some thoughts

La praxis académica en tiempos del Covid-19: desarrollemos una ética del cuidado.

por Esteve Corbera, Isabelle Anguelovski, Jordi Honey-Rosés e Isabel Ruiz-Mallén La crisis global del virus Covid-19 está teniendo consecuencias dramáticas para la vida y el trabajo de millones de personas, y los académicos no somos una excepción. Son tiempos de cambio para todos: estamos viviendo una pandemia de un alcance, escala e impacto sin precedentes. No tiene precedentes la velocidad a la que ha viajado por todo el mundo, el número de personas afectadas y…

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Environment & Human Development Some thoughts

Academia in the time of Covid-19: Our chance to develop an ethics of care

Covid-19 is having dramatic consequences for millions of people’s work-life balance, and academics are no exception. These are transformative times for everyone, and we do not say this glibly. We are living through a global pandemic of unprecedented scope, scale and impact. Unprecedented is the speed at which it has travelled across the globe, the number of people affected and the anticipated long-term consequences on work, life, social relations, the economy and the environment. No…

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Biodiversity conservation & management Environment & Human Development Political ecology

Beyond market logics in PES

As originally conceived, Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes provide conditional cash transfers directed to poor farmers and land users in exchange for greener land use practices that enhance carbon sequestration, water provision, or biodiversity protection. Two decades of experience with the PES approach has demonstrated that few, if any, initiatives conform to the assumptions that underlie the original economic model. This collection of articles, guest edited by Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza, Pamela McElwee, Gert van Hecken…

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Climate policies, natural resources and conflict: Implications for development

The journal Climate Policy has published a new special issue focused on climate change policies, natural resources management and conflict, and the linkages of these policies and processes with development in the global South. Guest edited by Dik Roth (Wageningen University), Courtney Work (National Chengchi University) and myself, the special issue encompasses eight articles which engage critically with REDD+, renewable energy, and adaptation and resilience interventions, among others. The collection reveals that certain hegemonic discourses,…

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Environment & Human Development

Regrow forests with people

In a Letter led by Rose Pritchard and Dan Brockington (University of Sheffield), published in Nature last Thursday, we respond to a recent Commentary in the same journal by Lewis et al. The authors advocate for increasing carbon sequestration uptake through forest restoration, in order to mitigate climate change. Lewis et al. call to do so promoting the growth and protection of ‘natural forests’, particularly in tropical and sub-tropical countries, and avoiding the use of…

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