POLLEN Newsletter: November

Dear Pollen Members! While days have shortened and darkened here in Copenhagen, there has been plenty of activity across the Political Ecology network. See the latest publications, blog posts and other news from our nodes in this month’s newsletter! To see all media content and hyperlinks, as well as previous newsletters, follow the link below. Alternatively, you can see the simple text version here.

Best wishes,
POLLEN Secretariat

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Apostolopoulou, E. Beyond post-politics: Offsetting, depoliticization and contestation in a community struggle against executive housing. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Bormpoudakis, D., Tzanopoulos, J., Apostolopoulou, E. The rise and fall of biodiversity offsetting in the Lodge Hill large-scale housing development, South East England. Environment and Planning E.

Bourblanc, M., Blanchon D. (2019), “Political Ecologies of water in South Africa”, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Water, advanced review, 6 (5)

Calvário, Rita; Desmarais, Annette Aurélie; Azkarraga, Joseba (2019), “Solidarities from Below in the Making of Emancipatory Rural Politics: Insights from Food Sovereignty Struggles in the Basque Country”, Sociologia Ruralis

Dedeoğlu, Çağdaş. “Cosmology of the Ergene River Pollution.” Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia (Autumn 2019), no. 38. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.

Dunlap, Alexander. “Wind, Coal, and Copper: The Politics of Land Grabbing, Counterinsurgency, and the Social Engineering of Extraction.” Globalizations (2019): 1-22

FAO. (2019). Status of community-based forestry and forest tenure in Uganda. Rome.

Fischer, Harry. 2019. Policy innovations for pro-poor climate support: Social protection, small-scale infrastructure, and active citizenship under India’s MGNREGA. Climate and Development.

Greco, E., Apostolopoulou, E. Value, rent and nature: the centrality of class.Dialogues in Human Geography

Menga, F., & Davies, D. (2019). Apocalypse yesterday: Posthumanism and comics in the Anthropocene. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.

Quimbayo Ruiz, G. A. (2019). Territory, sustainability, and beyond: Latin American urbanization through a political ecology. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.

Scoville-Simonds, Morgan, Hameed Jamali, and Marc Hufty. 2020. “The Hazards of Mainstreaming: Climate change adaptation politics in three dimensions.” World Development 125 (January): 104683.

Zografos, C. 2019. Direct Democracy. In: Kothari, A., Salleh, A., Escobar, A., Demaria, F. (eds.). Pluriverse: A Post-development Dictionary. Routledge.

Zografos, C. “Expropriate Zuckerberg!”. Yes, but how? Comment on Dörre, K. ‘Democracy, not Capitalism – or: Expropriate Zuckerberg!’. 2019. In: Ketterer, H., Becker, K. (eds.) Was stimmt nicht mit der Demokratie? Eine Debatte mit Klaus Dörre, Nancy Fraser, Stephan Lessenich und Hartmut Rosa [What’s Wrong With Democracy? A conversation between Nancy Fraser, Klaus Dörre, Stephan Lessenich and Hartmut Rosa]. Suhrkamp.

Development and Change Special Issue 51 (1): Beyond Market Logics: Payments for Ecosystem Services as Alternative Development Practices in the Global South

Shapiro-Garza, Elizabeth, Pamela McElwee, Gert Van Hecken, Esteve Corbera.

Beyond Market Logics: Payments for Ecosystem Services as Alternative Development Practices in the Global South

Corbera, Esteve, Sébastian Costedoat, Driss Ezzine de Blas, Gert Van Hecken. Troubled Encounters: Payments for Ecosystem Services in Chiapas, Mexico.

Greenleaf, Maron. Rubber and Carbon: Opportunity Costs, Incentives and Ecosystem Services in Acre, Brazil.

He, Jun. Situated Payments for Ecosystem Services: Local Agencies in the Implementation of the Sloping Land Conversion Programme in Southwest China.

Joslin, Audrey. Translating Water Fund Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Ecuadorian Andes.

McElwee, Pamela, Bernhard Huber, Thị Hải Vân Nguyễn. Hybrid Outcomes of Payments for Ecosystem Services Policies in Vietnam: Between Theory and Practice.

Nelson, Sara H., Leah L. Bremer, Kelly Meza Prado and Kate A. Brauman. The Political Life of Natural Infrastructure: Water Funds and Alternative Histories of Payments for Ecosystem Services in Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

Setyowati, Abidah B. Making Territory and Negotiating Citizenship in a Climate Mitigation Initiative in Indonesia.

Shapiro-Garza, Elizabeth. An Alternative Theorization of Payments for Ecosystem Services from Mexico: Origins and Influence.

Upton, Caroline. Conserving Natures? Co‐producing Payments for Ecosystem Services in Mongolian Rangelands.

von Hedemann, Nicolena. Transitions in Payments for Ecosystem Services in Guatemala: Embedding Forestry Incentives into Rural Development Value Systems.

Conferences and Calls for Papers
Session 14, Bioeconomy, Justice and Development Cooperation. More information here.

CfP: Development Days 2020 Conference

Workshop: Urban climate justice in the global South, July 5 to 8, 2020, Nairobi, In collaboration with the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA). We are seeking young and socially-engaged scholars who are currently researching and writing about initiatives that advance climate justice (either policy initiatives, or grassroots ones) in urban and rapidly urbanizing areas in this region, to contribute case studies to be presented and further developed at this workshop. The workshop will be preceded by, and partly converge with, a summer school being organized by PACJA (tentative dates June 29-6 tbc), though the application process for the school is separate from this one for the Workshop. The Eligibility criteria are as follows:

– PhD candidate, or PhD from the last 4 years
– Research is on initiatives that advance urban climate justice, and in a particular urban/rapidly urbanizing area of the global South
– Priority will be given to candidates from the global South

Those interested in participating please send CV, a 1-page Statement of Purpose and a 500-word abstract of the research to be presented there to garcial.gustavo@gmail.com. Selected participants could be eligible for travel support. Thus, indicate if you would need partial or full financial support to attend. Deadline for applying is December 6. Selected applicants will be notified by December 23.

CfP: 8th Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (ERQ) 2020: Ethnographies of energy production in times of transition. University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy 3-6 June 2020. We invite contributions on cases from the Global South and North. If you are interested to join our panel, please send an abstract (max 1000 words) including the title of the paper and your affiliation to noura.alkhalili@keg.lu.se, gloria.pessina@polimi.it and erq.conference@unibg.it by January 10th 2020. For more detailed info on submission check this link.

From our friends at ENTITLE

Building the urban commons: links between (non)bounded communities, common spaces and social reproduction, By Sergio Ruiz Cayuela and Chiara Tornaghi

Countering right-wing populism through food sovereignty and “solidarity from below”: an example from the Basque Country, By Rita Calvário, Annette Aurélie Desmarais and Joseba Azkarraga-Etxagibel

The fight against the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies in Ecuador: Lessons for environmental and social justice, By Diana Vela Almeida

La lucha en contra de la eliminación de los subsidios a los combustibles fósiles en Ecuador: Lecciones para la justicia ambiental y social, Por Diana Vela Almeida

Rediscovering the palm oil business in East Kalimantan, By Alexandra Mitsiou

Notes from a feminist writing retreat, By Alice Owen, Anna Voss, Constance Dupuis and Nick Bourguignon

Environmental Justice as a Soundtrack of Freedom, By Julie Sze

Green inequalities in the city: An Introduction to the Series, By Gustavo García López, Isabelle Anguelovski and Ana Cañizares

Green gentrification and the struggles over Denver housing rights, By Margarita Triguero-Mas

Climate crisis and new ecological mobilisations (Part I), By Luigi Pellizzoni

Climate crisis and new ecological mobilizations (Part II), By Luigi Pellizzoni Blocking the Flows. Notes from a climate action in Göteborg, By Salvatore De Rosa

Blog posts and Articles

Dunlap, Alexander (2019) ”Green New Deal Part II: Good, Bad and the Ugly,” Terra Nullius: Repossessing the Existent: 11-11-2019.

Florin, Ian. 2019. La Norvège met les éleveurs de rennes au pas. Le Temps.

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