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Decoupling, degrowth and the SDGs

Geoff Ebbs /22 February, 2022

Like the Rings that rule Tolkein’s Middle Earth, the challenges of implementing the SDGs are manifold but there is one challenge that ‘binds them all’. That challenge is our addiction to economic growth. Here’s Dick Smith talking to me in 2008. There is a longer version of that interview on this site. In the longer Continue Reading →

Grappling with forest management

Geoff Ebbs /9 February, 2022

Deforestation is a significant contributor to climate chaos, biodiversity loss and depletion of groundwater. It requires significant effort on a number of levels. There are global certification bodies that provide a form of policing, including the capacity to interrogate the source of timber products using a chain of custody, or record of the handling of Continue Reading →

Al-Bakareh wheat field in Ammam

Jordanians harvest urban wheat

Geoff Ebbs /9 February, 2022

Urban farmers in Jordan’s capital, Ammam, have harvested a second crop of wheat grown in the ancient city’s glamorous shopping district. The food sovereignty initiative was begun by a social enterprise, Al-Barakeh, in 2019 when bread became scarce during a strict CoViD lockdown. Until the 1960’s Jordan was a significant wheat exporter, but urbanisation, globalisation Continue Reading →

Carbon Tunnel Vision

Creeping decarbonisation begs degrowth

Geoff Ebbs /2 February, 2022

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report this week showing that governments are not reducing their use of coal as promised at Paris and, even if they did, it would not be enough to meet the emission reduction promises consistent with 2degrees of warming. The graphs outlining the energy descent required Continue Reading →

President Putin

Europe divided over Ukraine

Geoff Ebbs /2 February, 2022

Writing in Al Jazeera today, Dimitar Bechev, writes that the visit by Hungarian President Viktor Orban to Moscow to secure a new gas deal and express support for Russian resistance to NATO shows how complex the situation in Eastern Europe is. Poland, the Baltic states and Romania have strongly expressed support for NATO involvement in Continue Reading →

Elbridge Colby in Taiwan

Australia coerced into war in Asia

Geoff Ebbs /1 December, 2021

Australia is being coerced into war with China over Taiwan by US strategists, Nury Vittachi writes in Pearls and Irritations this morning. ANU Professor of strategic studies, Hugh White, wrote in the Australian last week that there is a much greater advantage for Australia to live in a Chinese-dominated Asia than to join a US Continue Reading →