River pollution is not only a result of overwhelming waste, but a problem of resource capture across all levels of governance.
Profile: Patrick Anderson’s career in environmental and human rights movements
Working in solidarity globally and at the intersection of environmental protection and human rights.
A new capital city for who? Central-local tensions in Indonesia
A lack of coordination between state actors and a lack of acknowledgment between state and society undermines the new capital project.
Civil society in the Mekong: What can we learn from environmental struggles?
As political space contracts, the role for informal networks or coalitions expands.
Campaigns, criminalisation and concessions: indigenous land rights in Cambodia
All Cambodians suffer from natural resources exploitation, but indigenous peoples' social, cultural and economic ties are deeply ingrained in forests
Hari Tani Nasional: A forum hosted by the ANU Indonesia Institute
What are the most important policy problems facing rural Indonesia, and what can researchers do about them?
The price for maintaining Indonesia’s palm oil industry hegemony
Facing the cooking oil crisis seriously means untangling the complex web that maintains the hegemony of palm oil oligarchy.
Palm Oil: the Grease of Empire by Max Haiven (review)
How can one come to understand palm oil as always both local and global, without offering primacy to one and diminishing the other?
RISE 2: Considerations of saltwater, fish, mangroves & people, oil & plastic
From remote Torres Strait to mega-cities like Jakarta, enforced climate refugee status continues to increase.
Unsettled Frontiers: The author’s account
States may be more adept at initiating market formation than managing the market’s unruly and uncertain outcomes, which are particularly devastating for vulnerable and minority populations.
Human rights in the age of Southeast Asian extractivism
Analysing the development of Filipino, Thai and Indonesian laws and policies for the achievement of the human right to a healthy environment.
Hydro-power projects and cultural rights for Bunong communities in Cambodia
The LSS2 dam blocked 2 of the Mekong River Basin's largest rivers, with serious social, economic and cultural impacts.
In Indonesia, Sumatra’s coal brings more harm than good
The coal sector is strongly linked to national and regional oligarchs, and coal businesses often play a role as financiers for political candidates.
Indonesia’s geopolitical future needs robust climate action
Equipping activism with a geopolitical angle might prove useful, giving environmentalism a base in foreign policy and economic nationalism.
New Mandala and environmental justice in 2022 – call for submissions
New Mandala invites submissions on the most pressing environmental justice issues in the Southeast Asia.
Countering climate collapse: the Spring Revolution must centre indigenous voices
In the midst of the Spring Revolution, new opportunities arise for climate justice.