Defending degrowth at ecomodernism’s home (by Sam Bliss)

In June, I was invited to speak at the eight annual Breakthrough Dialogue,an annual invite-only conference where accomplished thinkers debate how to achieve prosperity for humans and nature. The Breakthrough Institute, an ecomodernist think-tank, welcomed my presence as a provocateur. I was to participate in a panel called “Decoupling vs. Degrowth”. […]

Re-establishing Justice as a Pillar of Ecological Economics Through Feminist Perspectives

E4A’s Phoebe Spencer recently published a paper titled Re-establishing Justice as a Pillar of Ecological Economics Through Feminist Perspectives, co-authored by Patricia E. Perkins and Jon D. Erickson. The piece argues for a feminist foundation to reclaim and in return rebuild the social justice lens of Ecological Economics. […]

E4A Toxic Tour 2017

As part of the E4A climate justice field course in May 2017, cohort 3 attended the ‘Toxic Tour’ of the petrochemical industrial area surrounding the Aamjiwnaang reserve near Sarnia, Ontario. The tour was hosted by Aamjiwnaang siblings Vanessa and Lindsay Gray, who gave an account of the historical and ongoing impact of the […]

The world needs less from us (and more) (by Tim Crownshaw)

Around two decades ago, scientists began seriously discussing the prospects and suitability of geoengineering as a response to climate change. The options which have the potential to make a difference over a short timeframe revolve around ‘Solar Radiation Management’ (SRM)―technological interventions in the earth’s climate system designed to […]