Monday, 6 June 2016

Conference: "Rights to Nature: tracing alternative political ecologies to the neoliberal environmental agenda" - 23-24 June, Keynes Hall, King's College, Cambridge

23-24 June, Keynes Hall, King's College, Cambridge

This is a hybrid academic-activist event that aims to encourage a closer collaboration between scholars and activists working on the neoliberalisation of nature. The conference is sponsored by 'Geoforum' journal.

We are looking for activists and scholars engaged in environmental movements in Europe. We are interested in a wide variety of topics, including - but not limited to - the privatization of natural resources and public assets, land grabbing, the dismantling of traditional forms of using natural resources, the neoliberalisation of nature (including biodiversity conservation), and expropriation of green spaces in both urban and rural areas. Instances of these movements include anti-fracking and anti-mining movements, housing struggles, anti-biodiversity offsetting initiatives, movements against the privatization of public nature assets, including forests and water, and struggles against gentrification, regeneration, urban redevelopment and/or large infrastructure projects with significant environmental impacts. We would like to invite you to participate in the conference and also if possible to help us reaching activists and scholars that engage in this kind of work.

You can find more information here:

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As places are limited, researchers and activists interested in taking part in the conference should email directly one of the organizers, Elia Apostolopoulou (

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