Lukuaika: < 1 min. Can myths and business coexist in the forests? In this Versus podcast episode post-doctoral researcher Violeta Gutiérrez-Zamora from Luke and Versus editor-in-chief Anna Heikkinen discuss the plural values and uses of the forests.
Lukuaika: 11 min. Huijbens and Benediktsson focus on the necessity of the energy transition to tackle climate change, more specifically the development of wind energy. In re-reading old ideas and future aspirations in this context, opportunities exist for envisioning the future differently and create alternatives to grand narratives and fix-all panaceas.
Lukuaika: 10 min. The philosophy of buen vivir, or ”living well’, has recently influenced institutions in several South American countries. Can buen vivir offer guidance towards more inclusive policies for the new government of Colombia?
Lukuaika: 12 min. Residues of the changes that the global pandemic brought about can still be seen in all dimensions of city life. The future city is being shaped by the lines we draw today and what we are willing to surrender.
Lukuaika: 11 min. Over the last decade, the bioeconomy has become a popular strategy proposed to shift our economies away from fossil fuels and boost local economic growth, especially of rural areas.
However, critiques of the bioeconomy have pointed at its reductionist view of rural areas as providers of biomass and containers of industries and infrastructure.
Lukuaika: 23 min. Researchers from three continents discuss the extensions and the limits of the nature state. Senior researcher Hanna Laako and her colleagues study the Maya Forest in the borderlands of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.
Lukuaika: 10 min. Migration debates tend to become polarized into extreme ends. Humanitarian border is a concept that seeks to disentagle the complexity of migration phenomenon between a human distress and a hard border control.
Lukuaika: 4 min. The roundtable discussion with Teemu Loikkanen, Taru Lehtokunnas and Tanja Riekkinen comments on the multiple political realities of waste and the relationship of circular economy, recycling, consumption and wasting.
Lukuaika: 14 min. Waste is currently one of the most pressing environmental concerns in Russia. In recent years country’s poor waste management has triggered several nationwide protests. Pressure from the civil society resulted in new waste reform in 2019. But has it been enough to solve Russia’s waste crisis?