The three essential resources of land, energy and water are connected by the same crisis of inequality driven by increasing privatization and corporate control. While universal provision remains an eminently practical goal, it requires a shift in global priorities and wide-scale redistribution through a system of international sharing monitored by an effective and representative United Nations.
A golden age of energy is coming to an end and we have to make the
transition to a new age, before our fossil fuel inheritance is spent. But the urgency of the climate challenge and the
immaturity of nuclear technology means we must turn to renewables to
find a solution, writes Dr. Thiemo Gropp.
At the World Water Week conference in Stockholm, some organisations put forward a new vision for achieving food and water security. This represents a shift in the paradigm
that food production must be increased at all costs, and instead focuses on food waste and sustainable diets.
An investigation into cases of land grabbing in Uganda, focusing in particular on oil palm plantations in Kalangala, Lake Victoria. This report assesses the impacts on rural communities and on the local environment, and questions who benefits from these projects, by Friends of the Earth International.
Here are five simple rules to help understand how loony our government
policy is when it comes to subsidizing the fossil fuel industry. By some estimates,
getting rid of all the planet’s fossil fuel subsidies could get us
halfway to ending the threat of climate change, says Bill McKibben.
Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control
of valuable water resources for their own benefit, depriving local
communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and
ecosystems. A report by Sylvia Kay and Jennifer Franco.
The trend of privatisation and commercialisation of water services, which set
in in the 1980s and continued throughout the 1990s, has come to a halt due
to the process’ own failures, and has given rise to a return of those services
into efficient public management, according to a new book.
As high-level delegates attend the sixth World Water Forum in Marseille, social justice and environmental groups are protesting against the 'trade show' that lacks legitimacy and promotes the interests of large transnational corporations. Their message to policymakers: 'Our water is not for sale!'