Trasformismo or transformation?


  • Power to the People
    Just energy transitions are high on the international agenda. Are renewables the answer to just energy systems? Germany’s experience highlights how the political economy has shaped the Energiewende—its energy transition. Renewables offer an opportunity for inclusive clean energy. Social forces must advocate for them, lest… Read more: Power to the People
  • The Lützerath Dilemma
    Despite Germany’s commitment to ambitious emission reduction targets, the excavation of lignite coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel, continues in Lützerath, causing controversy in society and science. Why? The case offers insights into policy change about persistent coal mining. It highlights the protracted power battle between… Read more: The Lützerath Dilemma
  • Shapeshifting: Injustices from Swapping Debt for Nature
    Swapping debt for nature or climate is in effect a spatiotemporal transformation of debt (“shapeshifting”) by way of which powerful elites monetize the environment and socialize the consequences from its appropriation or its destruction. They extract the gains and shift the burden of state duties… Read more: Shapeshifting: Injustices from Swapping Debt for Nature
  • Sacred Glaciers
    In a world where mountain glaciers are set to disappear, our focus on the physical aspects of climate change often blinds us to its cultural and societal causes and impacts. These ice giants are more than just a barometer of global warming—they are sacred symbols… Read more: Sacred Glaciers
  • Negative Emission Technologies (Part I)
    Some negative emission technologies can potentially remove substantial quantities of air carbon in the long term. Their impact on climate change mitigation is yet uncertain. Requirements in land use, resources, and storage infrastructure pose a challenge. These and their risks to the environment and society… Read more: Negative Emission Technologies (Part I)