Collectively known as the de-eucalyptising brigades, these groups of volunteers work to fell mature trees and remove the wood from the forest, so that light can reach and begin to regenerate the leafy native plants of the understory.
Alongside a new vocational education law that consolidates dual training, the government’s new plan seeks to modernise the training offer and create 28 new degrees linked to emerging industries including green sectors…
That we have to live within the limits of the planet was already clear; now we are going a step further and proposing that degrowth is a reality and that together we have to design a political roadmap so that this degrowth does not fall, as always, on the most vulnerable.
There will be social, cultural and relational repercussions that must be accounted for in order to uphold the central tenet of just transition: to leave none behind.
The CUP programme advocates an Ecosocial Transition based on a degrowth of the economy in terms of energy and materials.
“Curiously, during these years of crisis I sometimes feel it’s the worst time of my life, but other times I feel it’s the best”
I have just returned from Spain, where we had to go at short notice to give a farewell kiss to our stranded asset. Yes, our farmhouse, which had been the focus of all my dreams and efforts a few years back, was finally released from legal limbo land and the keys handed over to the happy new owners. We got back around half of what it cost us to buy it and do it up, but speaking with other people in the same situation we know that we are among the lucky ones.
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400,000 evictions, a hunger strike by Carmen Armaña, and the suicide of Amaia Egaña as the eviction police came up the stairs to put her family out on the street, have brought mass anger and fury at unjust political and financial decisions in Spain…
Across southern Europe resistance is taking on a new urgency. In Spain people are speaking of the start of “the real struggle”, while in Greece the term “civil war” permeates the political climate.