Environment/Economy

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Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Book
2004
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
A Call For A Fair Shares Agreement: Will Justice Prevail in Paris?
Thanki, Nathan; Nacpil, Lidy; Rehma, Asad
Article
2015
For most people the word justice conjures up images of superheroes and supreme courts. It seems a grand notion with little bearing on the practicalities of daily life. And when applied to the climate ...
A Carbon-Free Future: An Interview with Arjun Makhijani
Article
2009
A carbon-free future is possible and necessary.
The Closing Circle: Man, Technology & the Environment
Commoner, Barry
Book
1971
Commoner argues that economic life must be structured to conform to the principles of ecology, as opposed to the goal of unlimited growth that underpins capitalist economies. ...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
The Dead End of Climate Justice: How NGO Bureaucrats and Greenwashed Corporations are Turning Nature Into Investment Capital
Simons, Tim; Tonak, Ali
Article
2010
The notion of climate debt, highlighted as the principle avenue of struggle for the climate justice movement, poses some large problems. Contemporary demands for reparations justified by the notion of...
Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet
Jensen, Derrick; McBay, Aric; Keith, Lierre
Book
2011
The authors maintain that industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can't fix it, and shopping — no matter how green — won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resista...
The Domination of Nature
Leiss, William
Book
Leiss relates environmental concerns back to the fundamental problem of man's domination of his fellow man. In doing so, he argues for a reconsideration of the relationship between humanity and nature...
Economics as if the Earth Really Mattered: A Catalyst Guide to Socially Conscious Investing
Meeker-Lowry, Susan
Book
1989
Economics as if the Earth Really Mattered offers hundreds of suggestions of how average people can invest their money and/or their time in building a new economy in harmony with life-affirming values....
The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
Kovel, Joel
Book
2002
We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the de...
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Book
2006
A readable account of the development of the science of global warming, alongside shocking vignettes that demonstrate the rapidly altering effects climate change is having on our world.
For Workers' Climate Action: Climate Change and Working-Class Struggle
Hampton, Paul
Article
2015
A new collection of articles and reviews on the fight against dangerous climate change, capitalism and workers' organisation and struggle. Urges the left to reach out to climate activists to make the ...
Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition
Young, Patrick
Article
2016
If the climate movement is going to get serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, the movement needs to get serious about cultivating a real vision for a just transition. If we’re going to se...
Global Thoughts, Local Actions
McConkey, David
Book
1984
A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
Green Business: Hope or Hoax?: Toward an Authentic Strategy for Restoring the Earth
Plant, Christopher, Plant, Judith
Book
1991
Is green business a viable strategy or a contradiction in terms?
How to Promote a Just Transition and Break out of the jobs vs. environment trap: A Superfund for Workers
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2015
A strategy has been emerging to protect workers and communities whose livelihoods may be threatened by climate protection policies. Protecting those who lose their jobs due to necessary environmental ...
How to Save the World: Strategy for World Conservation
Allen, Robert
Book
1980
"How To Save The World" discusses, "Why the world needs saving now and how it can be done". Allen breaks his work down into seven chapters, devoting each to an important aspect of the global predicame...
Impossibleism
Romulous, Aetius
Article
2009
Impossibleists want unrestrained sustainable growth in the face of its inevitable impossibility. It is a mystery how they think this way, knowing as they surely do that eventually the bill will come d...
Is Capitalism Sustainable?: Political Economy and the Politics of Ecology
O'Connor, Martin
Book
1994
The book concludes that world-scale capitalism may be viable for some time, but its costs (cultural, ecological, increased conflict) will be great.
Just the Beginning of Canada's Filthy Tar Sands: A Qualitative Jump Down a Black Hole
Stainsby, Macdonald
Article
2013
The technology used in Canada's tar sands will be used to open up other potential oil deposits that could more than double all know oil reserves. The disaster threatens to keep expanding.
Klein vs. Klein
Out of the Woods
Article
2015
This Changes Everything is a book capacious enough to allow Naomi Klein two positions at once. But a real climate-justice movement will at some point have to make choices.
Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay
Nickerson, Michael
Book
2006
The failure to reduce green house gas emissions, the success of efforts to curb ozone depletion, causes related to prosperity and social justice are just some the topics covered. By using the example ...
Marxism as if the planet mattered: A Return to Marx's Ecological Critique
Butler, Simon
Article
2013
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels held that capitalism inevitably tears apart the natural conditions that sustain life. They argued capitalism's exploitation of working people, and the unsustainable expl...
None of the world's top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use
Roberts,David
Article
2013
The notion of "externalities" refers to costs imposed by businesses that are not paid for by those businesses. Roberts argues that, although the term is useful in folding ecological concerns into econ...
The Politics of Extractivism: Book Review of "Geopolítica de la Amazonía: Poder hacendal-patrimonial y acumulación capitalista" by Alvaro García Linera
Beaulieu, Devin; Postero, Nancy
Article
2013
García Linera's work is most certainly an expression of the dramatic changes in Bolivia and the "cultural and democratic revolution" Morales and his MAS party claim to have inaugurated.
The Poverty of Power: Energy and the Economic Crisis
Commoner, Barry
Book
1976
Commoner argues that the environmental, energy, and economic crises are interconnected. The industries that use the most energy have the highest negative impact on the environment; the focus on non-re...
Searching for Sustainability: Book Review
Cox, Jan
Article
2014
Review of "State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?" by the WorldWatch Institute.
Sustainability Searching for solutions: New Internationalist November 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
A look at the issues and facts regarding sustainability around the world.
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Book
2010
To extract the energy from the Alberta tar sands, the world's ugliest, most expensive hydrocrabon, we are polluting our air, poisoning our water, destroying vast areas of boreal forest, and underminin...
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate
Klein, Naomi
Book
2014
Klein says that climate change cannot be confronted unless we confront capitalism. She says that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically bette...
Towards Workers' Climate Action: Book review
Leyshon, Traven
Article
2016
A review of a book and a pamphlet by Paul Hampton, both on the urgent need for workers' action on climate change.
The tragedy of liberal environmentalism
Dempsey,Jessica
Article
2017
The tragedy of liberal environmentalism is that it occupies the political discourse as the most pragmatic, the most possible way to a better future, but implementing this watered down, technical envir...
Wealth, Illth, And Net Welfare
Daly, Herman
Article
2011
Wellbeing should be counted in net terms — that is to say we should consider not only the accumulated stock of wealth but also that of “illth;” and not only the annual flow of goods but also that of “...
Why Detroit Needs Justice and CPR: Against The Current vol. 88
Simmons, Charles
Article
2000
If anyone doubts that the modern American City has become the center of all forms of oppression, consider the list of injustices that Detroit residents confront everyday in a city governed by African ...
Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity: Tackling climate change in a neoliberal world
Hampton, Paul
Book
2015
Paul Hampton, a Marxist trade union researcher in Britain, addresses the role of workers in the climate justice movement, as well as the tasks of revolutionaries.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout
CNP is a non-profit initiative directed by a steering committee of activists across Canada. CNP encourages the phaseout of nuclear power in favour of safer, cleaner and more economic energy alternativ...
Greenpeace Canada
Active in a wide variety of environmental campaigns, Greenpeace is effective at educating the public through creative, non-violent direct actions, researching alternatives to destructive practices and...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...