Mining waste dumped into Portmán Bay continues to release metals into the sea 25 years later

The waters of the Mediterranean Sea continue to receive dissolved metals from the mining waste deposited in Portmán Bay (Murcia) 25 years after the cessation of mining activity.

A new ICTA-UAB project to assess the impacts of micro- and nano-plastics in the tropical and temperate oceans

A new project led by ICTA-UAB researcher Patrizia Ziveri is one of five projects selected for funding by the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans).

Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity

Limits to growth lie at the heart of how all living things function, according to a new study carried out by ICTA-UAB researchers  .

Jeroen van den Bergh, awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University of the Netherlands

The environmental economist at ICTA-UAB Prof. Dr Jeroen van den Bergh was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University of the Netherlands.

Paris Agreement hampered by inconsistent pledges, new ICTA-UAB research finds

Some countries' Paris Climate Agreement pledges may not be as ambitious as they appear, according a new study carried out by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB).

High lead concentrations found in Amazonian wildlife

Researchers from ICTA-UAB and the UVic-UCC detect high levels of lead concentration in wildlife samples from the Peruvian Amazon caused by lead-based ammunition and oil-related pollution in extraction areas.

Study gauges trees’ potential to slow global warming in the future

The Pyrenean forests, the Cantabrian coast and Galicia show an important potential to accumulate even larger amounts of carbon dioxide in the future and thus help to slow down the increase in CO2 concentrations which are warming the planet.

Why do environmentalists eat meat?

A study by researchers at the ICTA-UAB analyses the reasons why environmentally-minded scientists find it difficult to give up meat consumption, one of the world's greatest environmental problems.

La gestión del verde urbano permite incrementar la presencia de pájaros en las ciudades

Incrementar la biodiversidad del verde urbano permitiría aumentar la presencia de aves paseriformes en las ciudades mediterráneas, según un estudio científico realizado por investigadores del Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) que analiza qué estrategias hay que implementar sobre la vegetación urbana para conseguir "naturalizar" las ciudades favoreciendo la entrada de flora y fauna.

The Ebro River annually dumps 2.2 billion microplastics into the sea

An ICTA-UAB study analyses the distribution and accumulation of microplastics from one of the main rivers of the western Mediterranean.

European project to support rooftop greenhouses projects

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is launching an open call to support rooftop greenhouse projects, in the framework of GROOF Project.

El ICTA-UAB participa en el proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos

El Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) es una de las instituciones impulsoras de un proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos para disminuir el impacto de las altas temperaturas del verano.

New study dismisses green growth policies as a route out of ecological emergency

Researchers from ICTA-UAB and the Goldsmiths University of London suggest that emissions reduction is only compatible with a lower economical degrowth or a degrowth scenario.

Indigenous knowledge, key to a successful ecosystem restoration

Ecological restoration projects actively involving indigenous peoples and local communities are more successful. This is the result of a study carried out by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB).
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EEI SEMINAR: “Towards a decolonial, feminist approach to the Pluriverse: reflecting with convergence processes of systemic alternatives from the ‘Global South’ and the ‘Global North’” by Marta Musić

Date: 2019-05-15

Title: “Towards a decolonial, feminist approach to the Pluriverse: reflecting with convergence processes of systemic alternatives from the ‘Global South’ and the ‘Global North’.”


Speaker: Marta Musić, ICTA-UAB

Moderator: Brototi Roy, ICTA-UAB

 

Day: Wednesday 15th May 2019
Time: 12.30h
Room: Z/023


Against the backdrop of the current civilizational crisis, the struggles for the defence of territories and life are giving rise to an increasing amount of local, radical alternatives throughout the world. These include, amongst many others, buen vivir, radical ecological democracy, (eco-)feminisms, Ubuntu, the commons, environmental justice, social and solidarity economies etc. However, these alternatives are often articulated in isolation and still very few efforts are being directed towards building bridges between them in theory and practice.  This research seeks to approach the Zapatista concept of the Pluriverse – a world in which many worlds fit – from a decolonial feminist perspective. The project intends to reflect with and learn from existing spaces of convergence of alternatives from the ‘Global South’ and the ‘Global North’. It aims to gain a better understanding of how to articulate these extremely diverse alternatives in intersectional, transversal and transformative ways and collectively explores ways of fostering stronger networks of active solidarity that can help us move beyond the current system. Finally, acknowledging the role of Western-hegemonic academic institutions in producing eurocentric knowledge structures based on extractivist forms of individual knowledge production (rather than collective cultivation) this research is also an attempt to rethink/redo/re-feel the relation between academia and activism.

Bio
Marta Musić is a decolonial, feminist activist-researcher from ex-Yugoslavia and France. Her work as a transnational movement organizer mainly consists of building bridges between struggles, movements and systemic alternatives throughout the world and creating networks of solidarity between them. Currently based in Barcelona, she is participating in the organisation of the World Social Forum on Transformative Economies and doing a PhD on convergence processes of radical alternatives at the ICTA-UAB. She is also part of the Global Tapestry of Alternatives and the International Commission of ATTAC France.

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