Florent Marcellesi

Florent Marcellesi is co-spokesperson and a former MEP for the Spanish Green party EQUO. He is a political ecology researcher and activist, a member of the editorial council of the magazine Ecología política, and a member of the think thank Ecopolítica.


Climate Colonialism in Morocco

Florent Marcellesi examines Morocco's colonial attempts to extend its influence into Western Sahara through climate initiatives and investment.

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From the Street Up: Founding a New Politics in Spain

Is political ecology able to push for real transformation and to offer a convincing narrative that transcends class lines?

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Beyond Coal by 2030

An interview on struggling for a coal phase-out by 2030, a just transition for workers, and on why gender is relevant to the COP climate talks.

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Animals on the Agenda

With animal rights awareness and activism on the rise, how can we turn animal exploitation into a thing of the past?

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Politics, Emotions and ‘Europatriotism’

An interview with sociologist and freelance political writer Dick Pels and future Member of European Parliament Florent Marcellesi from the Spanish Green party Equo, in which they examine the issues at stake when trying to rethink the emotional case for Europe.

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Green Observatory: Refugee Crisis

The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This edition focuses its lens on the so-called ‘refugee crisis’: how is this crisis perceived and does the perception at all correlate to facts? Are the new EU proposals responding to the situation and are EU member states willing to shoulder each other?

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Green Observatory: Brexit

The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This first edition focuses its lens on Brexit: how is the referendum on UK membership being discussed in different countries? And what could be the potential consequences on the ground in the case of a vote to leave the EU?

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DiEM25, an Ally for a European Wide Offensive?

Greens have always defended that Europe is the right political space to provide answers for the many challenges we face and that it needs a democratic renewal. DiEM25 takes a step, albeit timidly, towards a green Europe and a green and shared prosperity that respects the planet.

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Spain on the Threshold of a New Transition

Thirty years on from its transition to democracy after Franco, Spain faces a new transition to another system of government, which has yet to be defined.

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Syria: A climatic war foreshadowing those to come

The idea that the war in Syria can be partially explained by climate change is one that is often overlooked. The connection between conflict and climate change – whether it’s down to drought, food scarcity, or environmental degradation to homes – is stronger than it appears, and is one that needs to be urgently addressed before it is too late.

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From social activism to political activism: citizen candidates to local elections in Spain

The Spanish citizenry has organised the so-called “convergence list of candidates” for the local elections in May 2015. These lists have integrated political parties, civil society and independent citizens aiming to regenerate the local policy from a political, social, economic and ecological point of view. What are the common points of such lists?

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Podemos: Analysis of a Mass Political Phenomenon

Halfway between a structured party and an explosive grassroots movement, Podemos remains a difficult-to-describe political UFO.

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Technology, Relocalisation and Self-limitation

The 21st century presents a fascinating paradox: never before in its history has humanity reached such an advanced and refined level of technological development, but never has it come so close to the ecological precipice and global collapse. If this contradiction is to be overcome, political ecology must focus on two priorities: the relocalisation of the economy and the democracy of self-limitation.

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