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Maristella Svampa

The Decarbonisation Consensus

by Breno Bringel and Maristella Svampa

In recent years, the socio-ecological transition has moved from being an issue restricted to activist groups and scientists to a central focus of contemporary political and economic agendas. However, two important questions arise here. First, in the face of the urgency of decarbonisation, there is a tendency to reduce the socio-ecological transition – an integral understanding of which should encompass the energy, production, food, and urban levels...

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Green Pacts and the Geopolitics of Ecosocial Transitions

by Maristella Svampa, Alberto Acosta, Enrique Viale, Breno Bringel, Miriam Lang, Raphael Hoetmer, Carmen Aliaga and Liliana Buitrago

The Ecosocial and Intercultural Pact of the South was formed in the first months of 2020, after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its main goal was to support a bottom-up ecosocial transition for Latin America. From its origins, the platform sought to promote, amplify, and systematize diverse local experiences linked to community control, territorial autonomies, food sovereignty, agroecology, community energy...

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Contesting Neo-Extractive Accumulation in Latin America

by Maristella Svampa

Across Latin America, activists and intellectuals are questioning the dynamics of capital accumulation and models of development, and debating categories such as neo-extractivism, buen vivir or the right to a good life, common goods, and the rights of nature. Questioning the sustainability of contemporary development models, these critics simultaneously suggest other possible relations between society, economy, and nature. These debates have been...

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