By Patrick Holden, Sustainable Food Trust
I believe this situation is applicable to the majority of the world’s farmers – in front of us is a monumental task, we need not only to maintain but to build soil fertility, which we must and can do by commencing a new relationship of the soils under our management, harvesting and growing the body of experience and evidence of the pioneers of soil building both historic and living.
By Adam Ramsay, Open Democracy
If the first pillar of climate change negotiations is mitigation – how can we work together to stop carbon emissions? And the second is adaptation – how can we change to cope with the changing climate? Then loss and damage is the third – an idea originally muted in the 1990s by small island states, but gaining increasing traction.
By Ian Angus, Climate & Capitalism
Enclosure — the transformation of common resources into private property — was a fundamental feature of the rise of capitalism in early modern England. It involved not only new ways of using the land, but also, as both cause and effect, new ways of thinking about it.
By Kawika B. Winter, The Revelator
Now’s the moment for us to learn from our eco-civilizations of the past to ensure we can have a civilization in our future.
By David Bollier, David Bollier blog
I believe commoning remains one of the more promising avenues that we have for addressing the profound structural challenges of contemporary politics, economics, and culture.
By Lourdes Medrano, YES! magazine
Although urban agriculture has a long history, Barrio Centro is part of a more recent movement to increase food security in underserved, largely ethnic communities while retaining or reclaiming cultural traditions and values that people can share and express through those spaces.
By Rob Hopkins, Transition Network
The radical imagination is something that emerges when, as I was mentioning, people come together to struggle against the reality that they’ve been forced into.
By Lawrence Carter, Crispin Dowler, Unearthed
Some of the world’s biggest coal, oil, beef and animal feed-producing nations are attempting to strip a landmark UN climate report of findings that threaten those domestic economic interests, a major leak of documents seen by Unearthed has revealed.