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05.01.2018
Our Sustainability is Someone Else’s Disaster: Cities and the Environment

Are smart techno-managerial solutions the perfect alibi for resource extraction and inequality in our cities? We talked to author and academic Maria Kaika about the way that green technology so-called solutions are sometimes anything but, and can displace real action.

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19.12.2017
Bypassing Environmental Guarantees for Good: Constitutional Reform in Greece

Could reforms on the horizon in Greece mean the end of environmental protection?

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01.07.2016
We Owe the European Dream to Citizens

The European Union is far from perfect – from a Green perspective – yet at times when it is threatened, we must rally to its defence as an idea and as a project.

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11.12.2015
The energy transition consumes large amounts of metals

Bigger cities, more wealth and increasingly complex products demand more metallic ores. This is also true for the transition towards sustainable energy.

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02.12.2015
From Sustainable Development to Degrowth: Strategic Concepts in a Time of Downturn

It is vital now to distinguish between the terms “sustainable development” and “degrowth”, as while one has lost meaning, another is more relevant than ever. Written before the start of COP21, this piece sets apart the two and highlights the importance of changing our view of what constitutes a healthy, climate-friendly economy.

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01.11.2014
The Winding Road To Paris

The UN and EU, taken over by ‘corporate capture’, aren’t doing enough to tackle climate change. Non-governmental organisations are concentrating their efforts on fostering a broad movement that will go beyond Paris 2015, because if governments do fail to deliver, action to tackle climate change will remain essential.

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01.08.2014
The Green Promise of Democracy

What do the Greens think about the current fatigue with representative democracy?

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01.08.2014
From a Green Reboot of Democracy to a Democratic Reboot of the Greens

In recent years, the volume of articles and books dedicated to the democratic crisis has been constantly expanding. The same is true of the literature addressing the ecological crisis. Yet a simultaneous reflection both on the ecological and on the democratic crisis has not accompanied this proliferation.

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30.04.2014
Reconciling Town and Nature: an Experiment in Paris

As Green Deputy Mayor of the 20th district of Paris from 2001 to 2014, Fabienne Giboudeaux, initiated an architectural complex of 47 social housing units, a gymnasium and a 600 m2 roof garden in one of the most densely populated district of Paris.

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10.01.2014
Greece Needs to Plan for a Sustainable Tourism Model

Greece ranks 15th globally in the number of tourist visitors each year, making the industry a major part of its economy. However for all the benefits the industry brings, poor management and planning threatens the beautiful landscape on which it is based. Recently passed laws look set to make this situation even worse, but WWF is proposing alternatives that can protect Greece’s tourist industry and its environment.

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