From land grabs to the Anthropocene: exploring the politics of resources

STEPS Centre
Feb 3, 2017 · 9 min read
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A Kharai (swimming) camel in Kachchh, Gujarat. Camels are blamed by some for mangrove destruction, but they have long been part of local livelihoods, which are coming into conflict with conservation efforts and industry, according to a new STEPS research project. Photo: Max Martin, University of Sussex. Used by permission of the author.

Who owns the land?

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The Atomium in Brussels is symbolically ‘sold’ as part of a global campaign by Oxfam to raise awareness of land grabbing in 2013. Source: Oxfam on Flickr (cc by-nc-nd)
Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, speaks at the first international conference on Land Grabbing, held at the Institute of Development Studies.
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Jose Graziano da Silva, Director General of the FAO, addresses the conference via video.

Not just land: ‘Green grabs’ and ‘water grabs’

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An artwork by Filipino painter Boy Dominguez, used by the Journal of Peasant Studies for a special issue on green grabbing.

Forests and carbon: win-win or a recipe for conflict?

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The STEPS book Carbon Conflicts and Forest Landscapes in Africa (Routledge, 2015) explored the impacts of forestry projects in 7 African countries aimed at offsetting carbon emissions. As such projects take place in landscapes where people already live and work, there are winners and losers.

Resource politics

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The STEPS/Stockholm Reslience Centre/Tellus Institute paper, Transforming Innovation for Sustainability, published in 2012.

Financialising nature and resource politics

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An ESRC Centre exploring how sustainability relates to politics, development, science & technology. Hosted at IDS + SPRU, Sussex University. steps-centre.org

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