Green European Journal
The Green European Journal is an online and print political ecology magazine dedicated to analysis, debate and new ideas. Since its foundation in 2012, its transnational approach has gone beyond daily news to read politics and society in Europe with a fresh lens. In times of social and ecological crisis, attacks on democracy, and rapid technological change, the Green European Journal helps ideas travel across cultural and political borders, building solidarity and understanding.
Published twice a year, print editions explore topics ranging from the current state of democracy to geopolitics in a warming world. The online journal publishes weekly in English, with selected translations offered in 28 languages and counting. The magazine collaborates with partners across Europe to connect new audiences and open up spaces for transnational debate. Audio versions of selected articles on the Green European Journal podcast: Green Wave.
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The lithium reserves in northern Argentina are some of the largest in the world. Here lies the coveted ‘white gold’ that powers the batteries required for the EU energy transition. But the intensive extraction leaves behind domestic conflict and resource competition.
Most European cities were never meant to withstand the kind of heat they are facing now – and accelerating every year. Climate proofing cities has to be done equitably. When done right, there is social potential in the transformation.
Environmental protests in the Balkans
The success of recent protests against extractivism and ecosystem degradation in Serbia and Albania highlights the potential for democratic reinvigoration around ecological issues in south east Europe. But the EU has yet to prove it can act as a credible partner in this process.
Faced with energy scarcity exacerbated by war, EU member states are turning to solutions that are environmentally damaging and not affordable for all. Could ‘energy sobriety’, a form of rationing and progressive pricing, be a socially just way of managing a necessary reduction in energy use?