Gert Van Hecken

Gert Van Hecken is an ecological economist and political ecologist at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp, and associate researcher at Nitlapan-UCA, Nicaragua. His research focuses on the politics of knowledge in “conservation” and “development”, and on processes of (re)imagining and (re)enacting alternative social-ecological futures. During the past fifteen years he has been working closely with different farmer and environmental organizations in Nicaragua.


The “White Saviour” Deal for Nature

Recent proposals to preserve biodiversity rely on flawed ways of interacting with nature.

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