Malcom Ferdinand

Malcom Ferdinand is a political scientist at the Université Paris Diderot and a researcher at CNRS (IRISSO). He is the author of Une écologie décoloniale. Penser l’écologie depuis le monde caribéen (Édition du Seuil, 2019), winner of the Fondation de l’écologie politique literature prize in 2019.


The Long Fight for Environmental Justice in the Caribbean

Environmental disasters are not always dramatic one-off events, sometimes devastating effects arise over decades of neglect and damage. The fight for environmental justice in Martinique and Guadeloupe, which remain French “overseas territories”, is inscribed in a long struggle against colonial power and domination. For the people of these islands, decolonisation is far from an abstract notion – it is bound up with the most basic of human needs and can be a matter of life or death.

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Why We Need a Decolonial Ecology

Environmental destruction is inseparable from relationships of racial and colonial domination.

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