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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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27.10.2017
Forging a Connection Between Local and Global Commons

Who does the ocean or the moon belong to? An interview about the legal power of ‘the common heritage of mankind’ concept.

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02.08.2017
European Fire Governance in the Era of Megafires

The recent spate of wildfires in Portugal and elsewhere raises serious questions about the adequacy of European fire governance.

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20.07.2017
We Need to Talk about the Militarisation of Conservation

The conservation industry is pursuing an increasingly militarised approach, with serious consequences for local inhabitants.

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28.11.2016
Nassonia Forest: Into the Common Wild

The Nassonia project in Belgium could be a leading light in common ownership and governance – with a few changes.

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28.11.2016
Cry Me a River: Poland’s Threatened Waterways

The Polish government’s plans for Poland’s rivers would be disastrous – instead, control should be handed to communities.

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01.03.2016
The Ocean: From Colonised Territory to Global Nation

The approach of European states to the surrounding waters has so far been inscribed in a logic of colonisation and conquering new territories in the name of national interest.

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07.12.2015
Warding Off the curse of Raw Materials

In developing countries raw materials more often lead to inequality and conflict rather than prosperity and peace. But for most countries leaving the riches in the soil is not an option. What is needed for the fair mining of natural riches?

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03.09.2015
The Last Village Standing: The Story of Lerissos

On Greece’s Halkidiki peninsula, in the North-East of the country, a monumental battle is taking place. The town of Ierissos and its inhabitants have become emblematic of this struggle, by taking a stand against an immensely powerful opponent. That opponent is Eldorado Gold.

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01.09.2015
Saving RoşIa Montană: Romania’s New Face

Much to the surprise of everyone, the strongest protests in Romania’s late transition were related to environmental destruction.

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