Ecological Sustainability

Category: Ecological Sustainability

Why We Need a Decolonial Ecology
Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Social Justice, Uncategorised

Why We Need a Decolonial Ecology

As Malcom Ferdinand explains, environmental destruction is inseparable from relationships of racial and colonial domination. It stems from the way we inhabit Earth, from our sense of entitlement in appropriating the planet. All of which means we must recast the past. His book, Une écologie décoloniale (A Decolonial Ecology), won the Foundation for Political Ecology literature prize in 2019. In this conversation,... Read More

by , 2 weeks ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Peace & Nonviolence, Social Justice, What alternatives?

Post-COVID: Will Our Better Angels Prevail?

I know I shouldn’t sit up late at night scrolling through the 24-hour coronavirus news coverage. I know reading countless horror stories about those impacted by the pandemic only makes me unnecessarily anxious, yet I do it anyway. While my biggest concern is for those losing their lives and loved ones to the virus, what also strikes me is that... Read More

by Simon Copland , 4 months ago

Post-COVID: Will Our Better Angels Prevail?

Cultivating Democracy In A Fractured World
Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Participatory Democracy

Cultivating Democracy In A Fractured World

Tim Dunlop provided a keynote address at the Green Institute conference, Reclaiming Democracy, in 2019. In this talk he discusses how citizen assemblies and sortition can help cultivate democracy in a fractured world. I’ve been asked to talk about the idea of citizen’s juries, or citizen assemblies, a form of democratic participation that I strongly support. In particular, I’ve been... Read More

by , 4 months ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Green Ideas in Action, How we'll make change

How The Greens Won Budapest

Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party seemed unbeatable until a progressive breakthrough at the Budapest mayoral elections. As he made me coffee in his kitchen on the train to Budapest, the chatty chef said something surprising: “there is a fashion now to hate the president”. Orbán would, he guessed, lose the next election. On my previous trip to Hungary, just 15 months... Read More

by Simon Copland , 4 months ago

How The Greens Won Budapest - Green Agenda

Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Green Ideas in Action, How we'll make change

The Great Green Wall: Climate Change, Conflict and Community Resilience

The Great Green Wall is a documentary film that follows a journey along the Great Green Wall – an ambitious plan to grow a 8000km ‘wall’ of vegetation across the Sahel, from Senegal in West Africa, to Djibouti in the East. The film follows Malian musician and activist Inna Modja as she meets with communities across the region, grappling not... Read More

by , 5 months ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured, How we'll make change, Participatory Democracy

Jobs, Justice And A Liveable World: The Green New Deal And Electoral Politics

On August 29, 2019 the UQ Greens, alongside QLD Greens MP Michael Berkman hosted the forum ‘Jobs, Justice & a Liveable World: A Green New Deal for Australia’. Looking at the leadership being provided around the world on the issue, this panel asked the question what might a Green New Deal look like in Australia? With permission from the organisers Green... Read More

by Simon Copland , 5 months ago

Jobs, Justice And A Liveable World: The Green New Deal And Electoral Politics - Emerald Moon

Hope, Fear, Needing And Grieving: New Year’s Eve 2020 At Malua Bay
Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Participatory Democracy, Social Justice

Hope, Fear, Needing And Grieving: New Year’s Eve 2020 At Malua Bay

“Who will mend us? How will we mend?” In this piece, originally published on Valerie Braithwaite’s blog, Professor Valerie Braithwaite reflects on her experience of the 2020 bushfires on the south coast of NSW. [On Friday 3 January, 2020] I was one of the thousands who left the NSW south coast via Bega and Cooma, heading home to Canberra. Like... Read More

by , 6 months ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Green Ideas in Action, How we'll make change, Participatory Democracy, Social Justice

Jobs, Justice And A Liveable World: Urban Planning In A Green New Deal

On August 29, 2019 the UQ Greens, alongside QLD Greens MP Michael Berkman hosted the forum ‘Jobs, Justice & a Liveable World: A Green New Deal for Australia’. Looking at the leadership being provided around the world on the issue, this panel asked the question what might a Green New Deal look like in Australia? With permission from the organisers Green... Read More

by Simon Copland , 7 months ago

Jobs, Justice And A Liveable World: Urban Planning In A Green New Deal

Virginia Marshall - Indigenous Communities Should Be At The Forefront Of Action On Climate Change
Ecological Sustainability, Featured, How we'll make change, Participatory Democracy

Indigenous Communities Should Be At The Forefront Of Action On Climate Change

Dr Virginia Marshall is providing a keynote address at the upcoming Green Institute Conference, Cultivating Democracy. Register now! In early September I attended an Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Preparatory Meeting in Mexico City as one of three delegates representing the Australia/Pacific region, where Indigenous delegates from around the world drafted and endorsed a Commitment of Indigenous Peoples Action for presentation... Read More

by , 8 months ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured, How we'll make change, Participatory Democracy

The Climate Emergency As A Governance Emergency: A Bold Case For Democratic Reform

On the 20th of September, millions of protestors marched across 85 countries demanding climate action. The image of hundreds of thousands of young demonstrators taking to the streets send a message that time is running out, that an urgent response is needed from world leaders. Raising alarm, however, is only the first step. Equally important is forging a global consensus... Read More

by Simon Copland , 9 months ago

The Climate Emergency As A Governance Emergency: A Bold Case For Democratic Reform