A case for small climate stories

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by Dylan M. Harris

The best stories about climate change are not about climate change. Rather, they are about small, particular, mundane events. They are personal and intimate. And they are grounded in specific locales. These ‘small’ stories show different ways of imagining, creating, and sustaining meaning in the face of climate change. As the climate changes, it is important to pay attention, to listen, and to tell small stories so that they can tell more small stories.

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Political Ecologies of Waste: Salvaged Livelihoods and Infra-structural Labour

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by Benjamin Irvine

Solid waste is often seen as an environmental problem to be solved through change of behaviour and recycling. Political ecology can sharpen our analysis of the politics involved in the way materials move through the economy. Prospects for reducing the amount of solid waste generated and ambitions for a “circular economy” will entail qualitative transformations in patterns of material flows and organisation of labour. Deciphering the shape of these changes necessarily begins in the present conditions and struggles of waste workers.

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Environmental Justice Conference: Early Bird Registration open until 14 April

Early bird registration for the 2019 Environmental Justice Conference ‘Transformative Connections’ is now available until 14 April 2019.

To register go to the UEA online store.

The conference will take place at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, on 2 July – 4 July 2019.

A Draft Conference Programme is now available to view on the conference website.

Contact gej.group@uea.ac.uk for more information.

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The Loneliest Man on Earth

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by Juan Francisco Moreno

“Economic efficiency” in the use of natural resources without concern for the justice of its distribution, or the scale of its extraction is just bad fiction, just like the story of the internalization of externalities. Hopelessly, the exploitation of the Amazon has always entailed a process of dispossession of those whose existence doesn’t count for capital.

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About Permaculture Songs and the Food (In)security Narrative

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by Elena Louisa

The promotion of food (in)security over decades has achieved to govern the way we think about alternatives to industrialised agriculture. Global famine is not a problem of food scarcity but a legacy of unequal power structures which are weaved into past and present agri-food systems. Agriculture based on permaculture can embrace localized food supply and be part of context-specific solutions to today’s food challenges.

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