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Social movements

We have 9 items tagged with ‘Social movements’.
  • A handwritten sign is help up saying "Fight today for a better tomorrow"

    Climate activism in the time of COVID-19

    In 2019, we saw people mobilise to demand climate action at an unprecedented scale.

    7 May 2020 | Event | Climate change
  • View of a building on a street corner, with people crossing the road in the foreground

    Coming through the pandemic the right way up

    COVID-19 risks exacerbating inequality and ecological destruction, but it may also bring lessons of environmental and social justice that shift values, strengthen solidarity and encourage people to mobilise for change

    1 May 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • People in costume walking

    Allyship not ownership: how NGOs can back social movements

    The Green Economy Coalition's Ben Martin continues our series exploring the importance of public climate movements and what this could mean for organisations working on sustainable development. He argues that NGOs are best placed to take a supportive back seat role, not to be backseat drivers

    17 March 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • Protesting people march holding a banner

    Q&A: Successful social mobilisation for land rights in Nepal

    Jagat Basnet, a seasoned land rights campaigner, continues our blog and interview series exploring how social movements can support climate justice and interact with sustainable development organisations.

    28 February 2020 | Article | Climate change
  • A road in Kibera informal settlement

    Climate activism and cities: a shared agenda

    In the second blog in our series considering the role social movements play in promoting climate action, Anna Walnycki reflects on where the climate movement and inclusive cities agenda meet, and why climate activists should look South to learn from long-standing urban community actors

    7 February 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • People Oppose Taiwan Plastics Factory

    Social movements for climate justice

    Social movements calling for climate action and climate justice have reached exciting new levels of visibility in recent years. This blog series considers the vital role they can play in prompting climate action and climate justice

    6 February 2020 | Feature | Climate change
  • Close-up of a group of young climate demonstrators

    Acting on the planetary emergency

    With evidence of grave ecological and social crises mounting, director Andrew Norton considers the scale and shape of the challenges ahead and how IIED can step up action to meet them

    29 November 2019 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Green economics – surviving the trial

    “Neoliberal, capitalist economics is bankrupt, morally and intellectually, but nothing changes,” were the opening words of Neal Lawson from Compass at a debate Putting the Green Economy on Trial. He described the infrastructure of consumerism and marketing that has developed under the current system as difficult to escape; a seductive new vision of what it is to be human is needed, he said.

    17 November 2011 | Blog | Economics
  • The opportunities of climate change

    It's not always a great idea to acknowledge that bad things can create opportunities – but they can. Bad things cause suffering and tragedy, but they can also destabilise the status quo, open space for new discussions, and give an impetus to groups looking for positive change.

    26 April 2011 | Blog | Climate change
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