Green Wave

Green Wave - Green European Journal

Green Wave showcases some of the best articles from the Green European Journal - Europe’s leading political ecology magazine offering green & progressive ideas and analysis.For the text version of the articles and printed editions go to greeneuropeanjournal.eu, or follow GEJ on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GreenEUJournal.Green Wave is also part of EuroPod, a network of European podcast shows which brings together journalistic, cultural, and institutional views on political and societal trends in Europe and beyond.

All Episodes

With tens of thousands of Estonian workers commuting between Tallinn and Helsinki, we look at a snapshot of Estonia’s ongoing struggle with brain drain.Written by Silja Kudel and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/bridging-th…to-finland/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournalFacebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Nov 2018

16 min 2 sec

A fixation with growth in economics has seen GDP increase in proportion to environmental damage. As planetary limits draw ever closer and are even being surpassed, such a model cannot be sustained. Riccardo Mastini explains how a job guarantee could open up the way to a sustainable economic model.Written by Riccardo Mastini and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/work-in-a-w…out-growth/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournalFacebook: www.facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Nov 2018

15 min 35 sec

Natalie Bennett discusses the hard-won gains and shortcomings of the British legislation banning micro-plastics in cosmetics, the deep-rooted place plastic holds in British lifestyle, and the path to a society no longer needlessly reliant on plastic.Written by Natalie Bennett and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-uk-plas…-unwrappedTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournalFacebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Nov 2018

14 min 16 sec

The Western healthcare system is facing an imminent upheaval caused by an ageing population, increase in the chronically ill, technological advances and a shortage of caregivers. Automation of medical work using artificial intelligence is one possible solution to this. But if the patient is the sole manager of their health, what happens to the other workers and stakeholders in the healthcare sector?Written by Nathalie Schirvel and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: greeneuropeanjournal.eu/dr-strangelove-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-robot/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Nov 2018

16 min 51 sec

Edouard Gaudot explores political scientist Ivan Krastev's book "After Europe" to delve into how the refugee crisis and the rise in populism is fast becoming a crisis in democracy for the European Union. Written by Edouard Gaudot and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/after-europe-thinking-about-europe-with-the-help-of-ivan-krastev/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Dec 2018

21 min 17 sec

On May 25th 2018, the people of Ireland voted overwhelmingly in favour of repealing the 8th amendment of the Irish Constitution – the article that had hitherto made it effectively impossible to legislate for abortion even in the most extreme of circumstances. Beatrice White takes us on the road to the historic result that attests to drastic transformation in Irish society that has taken place over just a few decades. Written by Beatrice White and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-road-to-repeal-how-ireland-said-yes/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Dec 2018

17 min 52 sec

Guillaume Pitron reveals the dark side of the energy transition and digitisation. Rare metals are the next 'black gold': their central role in green and digital technology has important consequences not only for the environmental transition but also for geopolitics and industrial policy in Europe and across the world.Written by Guillaume Pitron and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/dirty-rare-metals-digging-deeper-into-the-energy-transition/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Jan 2019

20 min 39 sec

In 1997, a declining industrial city in northern Spain, submerged in a deep economic, environmental, and social crisis, opened an innovative branch of the Guggenheim museum. Today, Bilbao boasts an urban landscape that is both considerate of its citizens and attractive to visitors. As a result, the ‘Guggenheim effect’ became a worldwide phenomenon, showing that a large-scale architectural project could transform a city. Or could it?Written by Cosme del Olmo and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-guggenheim-effect-pride-and-prejudicesTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Jan 2019

19 min 33 sec

With foreign owners leaving the media market, Central and Eastern European oligarchs are buying whatever they can get their hands on. The region is a prime example of how vested interests can create a quasi-monopoly on media and information, cementing control and influence over opinions. Krisztian Simon zooms in on newer EU Member States to see what threats loom for the public spheres of young democracies. Written by Krisztian Simon and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/media-capture-central-european-style/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Feb 2019

21 min 46 sec

Across London and other European cities, a new way of living is taking root: property guardianship. Whilst ostensibly a win-win situation for everyone, this industry is a symptom of the desperate state of urban housing and ultimately reinforces the factors that caused it, as well as normalising lower conditions and precarity.Written by Julia Lagoutte & Samir Jeraj and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/guardians-of-the-property-pop-up-housing-for-pop-up-people/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Feb 2019

20 min 53 sec

A searing diatribe by a journalist bemoaning the flaws of the ‘Capital of Europe’ sparked much debate on the state of Brussels today, around both its aesthetic attributes as well as the processes going on beneath its surface. Closer inspection reveals how the tangles and disjointedness of the city’s politics are mirrored in its public face, yet some ‘Bruxellois’ argue that the city does not deserve its bad press.Written by Edouard Gaudot & Evelyne Huytebroeck and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/ugly-bruxy-or-bruxelles-re-belle/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Feb 2019

17 min

Environmental taxes advocated by Green parties such as road pricing give rise to social resistance and populist criticism. There is, however, a response to the mistrust of green taxation. Richard Wouters explores the potential of the environmental dividend to drum up support for much needed but controversial green taxes.Written by Richard Wouters and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-environmental-dividend-greening-in-times-of-populism/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Mar 2019

10 min 43 sec

Instead of policy which pulls in different directions, Europe needs an integrated food policy that supports more local attempts at a sustainable and productive food system. Co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) Olivier De Schutter explores the urgent need for reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. Written by Olivier De Schutter and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/a-food-policy-for-europe/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Mar 2019

20 min 18 sec

The recent IPCC report made international headlines for underlining that countries have as little as 12 years to take steps to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Bert Metz, fellow at the European Climate Foundation, explains what the report means for the planet, the economy, and for Europe.Written by Bert Metz and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-ipcc-report-and-its-political-implications/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Mar 2019

17 min 27 sec

Neonicotinoids are the most popular – and the most poisonous – insecticides in the world. The large-scale collateral damage caused by neonicotinoids, or ‘neonics’ in short, on our ecosystem has been suppressed for years by industry spin doctors and intensive lobbying by producers of this agricultural poison. Jeroen van der Sluijs argues that, although the recent EU ban on neonics is an important step it is not yet enough to turn the tide. Written by Jeroen van der Sluijs and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-ipcc-report-and-its-political-implications/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Mar 2019

19 min 16 sec

We are drowning in plastic. It is hard to exaggerate the scale and urgency of the challenge facing the world, to substantially reduce our plastics use, and to ensure we reuse and recycle as much and as quickly as possible. Vicky Cann from the Corporate Europe Observatory details how highly active corporate lobbyists are seeking to avoid binding regulations and are granted the lion's share of access to European Commission officials.Written by Vicky Cann and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/plastic-promises-industry-seeking-to-avoid-binding-regulations/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Apr 2019

14 min 21 sec

The rise of populism across Europe and beyond has been widely acknowledged, achieving significant electoral success in recent years, in Germany, France and the UK to name but a few. Amanda Machin and Oliver Wagener explore the lesser noted and intriguing appearance of environmental themes within these populist parties’ manifestos.Written by Amanda Machin & Oliver Wagener and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-nature-of-green-populism/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Apr 2019

13 min 33 sec

The European transport sector needs a transformation if it is to support a green Europe in 2049. Solutions to transport’s most pressing environmental problems are emerging, but will bring their own challenges. Sustainable mobility experts Ian Skinner, Huib van Essen, and Anouk van Grinsven analyse what the opportunities and dilemmas mean for how we live and move, and outline how policy-makers can best respond.Written by Ian Skinner, Huib van Essen & Anouk van Grinsven and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/delivering-green-mobility-in-2049Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Apr 2019

15 min 7 sec

Climate change and digitalisation will shape the 21st century, but society’s ability to determine the future should not be downplayed. Christophe Degryse, head of the Foresight Unit at the European Trade Union Institute, explores how social movements such as trade unions, business groups, and political parties adapt to these trends will be pivotal in constructing the social model of the decades to come.Written by Christophe Degryse and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/three-futures-for-trade-unions-in-2049 Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

May 2019

11 min 8 sec

In a context where acts of terrorism and violence provide justification for increasingly intrusive interference with the rights of citizens, what international frameworks exist to limit government surveillance and how effective are they? What can be done at the EU level to complement those safeguarding mechanisms?Written by Estelle Massé & Fanny Hidvegi and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-age-of-security-populists/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

May 2019

15 min 20 sec

Are borders really the normal state of affairs? A critical and historical approach suggests this is in fact a very recent development. By recognising this, we can start to open our minds to imagine new ways of including ‘Others’ within our own borders. A radical futuristic plan for a borderless Europe.Written by Robert Menasse & Ulrike Guérot and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/europe-the-reconstruction-of-the-free-worldTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

May 2019

21 min 47 sec

Many EU policy-makers see precision agriculture as the answer to the question of food sustainability, but agroecology offers a genuinely sustainable solution already at hand. Written by Francesco Ajena and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/agriculture-3-0-or-smart-agroecologyTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Jun 2019

15 min 33 sec

Just as the advent of the internet has reshaped the world over the last 30 years, its evolution over the next will also define the society of the future. Digital geek Jennifer Baker tells the story of a Europe in 2049 that has harnessed and democratised the best of the internet, but that to get there had to experience the worst. Taken from the special edition 2049: Open Future. Written by Jennifer Baker and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/to-2049-and-beyond-a-future-history-of-the-internet/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Jun 2019

20 min 48 sec

The 2017 documentary The Limits of Work (Hranice práce) confronts the viewer with the terrible reality of work for many. Saša Uhlová spends six months working a series of low-paid agency jobs equipped with a camera throughout. Casting a light on the conditions that some endure to keep society ticking on, the release provoked a fresh debate about work in the Czech Republic and received international acclaim. Written by Apolena Rychlíková & Saša Uhlová, and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-limits-of-work-poverty-and-exploitation-in-todays-european-union/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Jul 2019

13 min 31 sec

Sociologist Karolina Wigura calls for a move from the pervasive politics of fear which has seen the rise of the far-right to a politics with a positive vision based on hope.Written by Karolina Wigura and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/a-politics-beyond-fear/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Jul 2019

11 min 17 sec

The vibrant debate around the question of basic income has all too often neglected a crucial aspect: gender dynamics. In a deeply gendered society, how might a basic income impact men and women differently? Could basic income be harnessed as a tool in the fight for women’s rights? Bringing a feminist perspective to the basic income discussion foregrounds a distinct set of concerns and virtues of the proposal. Natalie Bennett recalls the long 20th-century history of women’s struggles in the UK to make the feminist case for a universal basic income.Written by Natalie Bennett and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/basic-income-has-always-been-a-womens-cause/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Jul 2019

12 min 35 sec

A look at the past, present and future of rewilding that makes the case for tackling the biodiversity extinction crisis and restoring natural wonder to both country and city.Written by Samuel Gregory-Manning and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/a-walk-on-europes-wild-side/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Aug 2019

15 min 35 sec

At a time when its voters are in and out of voting booths – municipal elections at the end of 2018, European and national elections in 2019, and presidential ones in 2020 – taking the long view of Poland’s future can help demonstrate what is at stake in these electoral contests. Przemysław Sadura tells the story of a country for which multiple paths lie openWritten by Przemysław Sadura and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/polands-futures-a-view-from-the-countryside/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Aug 2019

17 min 32 sec

Is society ready to break with legal and political norms to tackle the climate crisis? Perhaps: in France the L’Affaire du siècle petition, which aims to have the French state's duty and failure to act on climate change recognised, broke records by gathering more than two million signatures. More than just a legal battle, this global movement for climate justice is profoundly political.Written by Rosalie Salaün and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/everybodys-survival-the-growing-hunger-for-climate-justiceTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Aug 2019

17 min 27 sec

French President Macron's bid to reform Europe has missed vital opportunities. Carefully built alliances and transnational politics are key to effectively changing Europe.Written by Edouard Gaudot & Shahin Vallée and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/breaking-europes-double-deadlock/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Sep 2019

21 min 30 sec

Liberalism, conservatism and socialism have long been seen as the dominant political paradigms of modernity. But these centuries-old frameworks are no longer unchallenged. Reinhard Olschanski explores how environmentalism, in the broad sense, draws from all three and yet offers a distinct, universal political outlook that responds to fundamental problems of (post-)industrial society.Written by Reinhard Olschanski and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/green-space-in-the-history-of-political-ideasTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Sep 2019

24 min 3 sec

Is an end to scarcity in sight? American companies are preparing to tap a vast source of raw materials on celestial bodies. But space mining is also a source of conflict, as the global commons of outer space are being enclosed, repeating patterns of appropriation of our own planet’s resources.Written by Liesbeth Beneder & Richard Wouters and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/cosmic-bonanza-mining-in-outer-space/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Sep 2019

14 min 10 sec

Tracing the rise of transhumanism, a movement inspired by the possibilities of developments from artificial intelligence to biogenetics. But this techno-utopian philosophy provides no answer to our social and environmental crises.Written by Carmen Madorrán Ayerra and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/an-eco-social-perspective-on-transhumanism/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Oct 2019

15 min 42 sec

On Friday 20 September, thousands of children will once again take to the streets in the name of the planet – and this time they call for adults to strike with them. Philosopher Joëlle Zask considers how the conscience and clarity of the young climate protestors upturns notions of minority and majority in political society, and has made them the guardians of humanity's future. Written by Joëlle Zask and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/youth-lead-the-way-on-the-climate-emergency/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Oct 2019

15 min 50 sec

André Gorz, a key thinker of political ecology, owes his popularity in part to his radical critique of work. His exhortation to “exit from work”, though undoubtedly utopian, provides us with the opportunity to reflect on what we mean by ‘work’ and on the dominant place we afford it.Written by Françoise Gollain and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/questioning-the-centrality-of-work-with-andre-gorz/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Oct 2019

17 min 39 sec

Extinction Rebellion is part of a global movement that is forcing climate and environmental issues into the mainstream. Their success is based on widespread recognition of the legitimacy of their demands and action – but not before the law, as the first prosecutions of activists in the United Kingdom demonstrate. Jeff Justice draws on political theory and environmental philosophy to argue that when government inaction and irresponsibility puts people’s security at risk, rebellion is justified. Written by Jeff Justice and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/why-the-extinction-rebellion-movement-is-morally-justifiedTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Oct 2019

16 min 58 sec

Trials in recent years, an advanced national debate and a new progressive majority in Parliament make Finland a key context to follow for basic income developments.Written by Simo Raittila and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-future-of-basic-income-in-finland/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Nov 2019

19 min 34 sec

In the face of rising national populism, rather than seeking to combat these forces on their own terms, Green and progressive politicians can instead turn to a far more effective rhetorical tool.Written by Marta Loja Neves & Rui Tavares and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-categorical-mistake-of-looking-for-an-answer-to-national-populism/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Nov 2019

20 min 14 sec

As some Green parties move closer to entering government, looking to paths already trodden by Greens in Sweden and Finland proves illuminating.Written by Simon Otjes and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/pathways-to-power-how-green-parties-join-governments/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Nov 2019

15 min 21 sec

The #MeToo movement showed that sexist treatment and abuse remains a pervasive and universal problem - and the political sphere is no exception. MeTooEP has shone a light on the sexual harrassment taking place in the European Parliament, but despite important progress in tackling it, much remains to be done.Written by Beatrice White and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/metooep-rooting-out-sexual-harassment-in-the-european-parliament/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Dec 2019

17 min 9 sec

In a France dominated by leaders without movements and rocked by movements without leaders, can political ecology build on EU election success to help fix the crisis of representation?Written by Alain Lipietz and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/metooep-rooting-out-sexual-harassment-in-the-european-parliament/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournalFacebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal

Jan 2020

19 min 17 sec

The far right failed to make the gains many expected at the European elections, but their influence on the direction of the Union is pervasive. Activists linked to Attac Austria argue that progressives supporting today’s EU irrespective of its policy agenda are playing on terrain that favours only the far right and the neoliberal establishment. So the question is: How can progressives rethink their relationship to the EU as it stands and make sure that they are ready to oppose and resist?Written by Alexandra Strickner, Kai J. Lingnau, and Valentin Schwarz.Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-future-of-the-eu-soldiers-barbed-wire-and-surveillance/

Jan 2020

21 min 17 sec

The Climate Strikes arrived in the Czech Republic this year as youth started to protest against the government’s chronic inaction on climate. But now what?Josef Patocka, editor for climate change at Deník Referendum, breaks down how to effectively push for structural change and a just transition to clean energy.Written by Josef Patocka.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-climate-justice-movement-in-the-czech-republic-has-broken-the-silence-now-what/

Feb 2020

19 min 24 sec

The UK left the EU; Brexit left us with so many questions like: - So what now?- What will this mean for Britain's place in the world?- How will the UK Government reckon with a new relationship with its EU partners?All questions answered in this episode of the Green Wave Podcast.Written by Fraser Cameron. Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/british-foreign-policy-after-brexit/

Feb 2020

11 min 16 sec

Awareness has grown of the intimate link between climate change and migration in past years but it remains a complex and contentious issue. In a debate fanned by the media and populist politicians, University of Liège researcher Caroline Zickgraf separates myth from reality and explains how our changing environment is making people move.Written by Caroline Zickgraf. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/climate-change-and-migration-myths-and-realities/

Mar 2020

19 min 44 sec

This week, we're taking a tour around the different worlds of Green Politics, namely: three forces leading political ecology today – green socialism, the radical critics of modernity, and elite technocracy. While their diagnoses differ fundamentally, much is resting on them getting along.Written by Pierre Charbonnier. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-three-tribes-of-political-ecology/This article is from our new edition: A World Alive - Green Politics in Europe and Beyond which maps the forces, strategies, and ideas driving green politics and thinking today. It's out now and available to read online or download as PDF for free at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu.

Mar 2020

14 min 48 sec

This week, we are talking about ecologism which emerged as a critique of industrialism, the ideology that binds liberalism, conservativism, and socialism. It develops these three dominant political traditions by recognising nature as the basis for the human’s existence and development.Due to the crisis of the human in nature, the ecologisation of human society needs to happen now.Written by Reinhard Olschanski. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/after-industrialism-reviving-nature-in-the-21st-century/This article is from our new edition: A World Alive - Green Politics in Europe and Beyond which maps the forces, strategies, and ideas driving green politics and thinking today. It's out now and available to read online or download as PDF for free at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu

Apr 2020

22 min 42 sec

The #Covid_19 pandemic has fundamentally questioned how society should be organised to ensure health and wellbeing for all. It’s time for a paradigm shift: from a sleepwalking society focused on profit, competition, and consumption, to a future-oriented one that prioritises investment, cooperation, and wellbeing. In this episode, Dirk Holemans argues that the guiding principle for recovery should be resilience and says “Let COVID-19 be a wake-up call that puts an end to sleepwalking.”Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu).Written by Dirk Holemans. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text Version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/after-industrialism-reviving-nature-in-the-21st-century/

Jun 2020

11 min 37 sec

This week, we're taking a break from everything to talk about 'time'.As millions are now working from home due to #COVID19, consistently, for the first time, we need to reconsider our relationships with time, work, leisure, and sleep and recognise the importance of an ecological appreciation of time.Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu). Written by Robert Magowan. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text Version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/putting-time-at-the-heart-of-political-ecology/

Jun 2020

23 min 44 sec

This week, we're going to Germany. As the energy transition debate continues, land-intensive extraction processes continue to displace villages across the German lignite belt. Based on their fieldwork, Paula Castro and Hannah Porada analyse the experiences of villagers near the Garzweiler mine in the Rhineland.Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu).Written by Paula Castro & Hannah Porada.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text Version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/resettling-villages-unsettling-lives/This article is from our new edition: A World Alive - Green Politics in Europe and Beyond which maps the forces, strategies, and ideas driving green politics and thinking today. It's out now and available to read online or download as PDF for free at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu

Aug 2020

20 min 11 sec