Contested Natures

On the lives, places, and politics impacted by climate change, large-scale mining, gas, oil, and agro-energy industries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Brazil’s Environmentalist Façade Unmasked at COP22
Nov 30, 2016
Brazil’s new Minister of Agriculture, Blairo Maggi, struggled to respond to civil society challenges at COP22, as the country’s commitment to environmental rights deteriorates.
Toward a Sustainable Peace In Colombia
Aug 13, 2015
In addition to reducing violence, the renewed ceasefire between FARC and the Colombian government will likely diminish environmental destruction.
Perspectives from a People’s Summit
May 27, 2015
Contrasting with UN negotiations on climate change, debates about climate justice at the People’s Summit demanded a departure from the neoliberal economic model.
The Water Grab That Powers Predatory Development
Dec 4, 2014
Development that depends on “water grabbing” threatens Latin America’s ability to conserve wetland-based communities and ecosystems.
Chile's Untapped Clean Energy Potential
Oct 22, 2014
Despite Chile’s potential to shift to renewable energy sources, Michelle Bachelet has adopted the same energy strategy as her conservative predecessor.