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Climate change

Ackerman, F. et al (2009), "The Economics of 350: The Benefits and Costs of Climate Stabilization", Economics for Equity and the Environment Network.

Burno, R. and Stanton, E.A. (2011), "Casting DICE for 350 ppm", Working Paper WP-US-1101, Stockholm Environmental Institute.

Case, M. (2006), "Climate Change Impacts in the Amazon: Review of scientific literature", WWF Climate Change Programme.

Dutt, G. (2009), “A climate agreement beyond 2012”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIV, No. 45, pp. 39–49.

Foley, J. (2010), “Boundaries for a Healthy Planet”, Scientific American, Abstract available at: http://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v302/n4/full/scientificamerican0410-54.html

Fuhr, L. (2013), “After COP 19 in Warsaw – Checkmate for International Climate Politics”.

Meinshausen, M. et al (2009), “Greenhouse-gas emission targets for limiting global warming to 2 °C”, Nature, Vol. 458 No. 7242, pp. 1158–1162.

Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability (2011), "The Stockholm memorandum: Tipping The Scales Towards Sustainability", Stockholm/Sweden, May 16-19, 2011.

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics (2012), “Turn Down the heat. Why a 4 degree centrigrade warmer world must be avoided”.

Richardson, K., Steeen, W., Schnellhuber, Hans Joachin, Alcamo, Joseph, Barker, T., Kammen, D.M., Leemans, R., Liverman, D., Munasinghe, M., Osman-Elsha, B., Stern, N. and Waever, O. (Eds.) (2009), "CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO: Riesgos, retos y decisiones globales", INFORME DE SÍNTESIS, Copenhagen.

Rockström, J. et al (2009), "Planetary Boundaries: Exploring the Safe Operating Space for Humanity", Ecology and Science, Vol. 14, No. 2, Art. 32.

Rockström, J. (2010), "Anthropogenic global environmental change- risk and uncertainties", Stockholm Seminar, Stockholm Resilience Centre. 

Useful websites:

Website from the Stockholm Resilience Centre working on issues such as the planetary boundaries:


Fossil fuels

Larrea, C. (2013), "Keeping fossil fuels underground: Innovative options for mitigation", Brighton. 

Leaton, J. et al (2013), “Unburnable-Carbon-2013. Wasted capital and standed assests”.

Lohmann, L. and Hildyard, N. (2013), “ENERGY ALTERNATIVES. Surveying the Territory”.

McKibben, B. (2014), “Exxon Mobil's response to climate change is consummate arrogance”.

Ojo, G.; Yanez, I.; Temper, L. and Martinez Alier, J. (2013), “Unburnable Fuel. High time for a new European policy approach to tackle climate change”.

Rockström, J. (2010), "Anthropogenic global environmental change- risk and uncertainties", Stockholm Seminar, Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Temper, L. et al (2013), “Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yaunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels under the soil”, EJOLT Report No. 06. 

The Economist (2013), “Energy firms and climate change: Unburnable fuel”, The Economist (Online) May 4th. 

Viúdez, J. (2013), “La huella empersarial en el clima”, El País, 1 December.

Walter, M., Latorre Tomás, S., Munda, G., Larrea, C. (2016) A social multi-criteria evaluation approach to assess extractive and non-extractive scenarios in Ecuador: Intag case study, Land Use Policy, Volume 57.

Useful websites:

Carbon Tracker provides an innovative research framework able to integrate the financial markets and the climate change sector into a comprehensive and consistent perspective: www.carbontracker.org

350.org is is an international environmental organization working on climate change and climate finance via online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions: http://350.org/ 



Keeping fossil fuels under the ground - a global mitigation tool

Davidsen, C. and Kiff, L. (2013), “Global Carbon-and-Conservation Models, Global Eco-States? Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Initiative and Governance Implications”, Journal for International and Global Studies, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 1–19.

Ejolt (2013), "Unburnable Fuel. High time for a new European policy approach to tackle climate change", Ejolt Briefing, No 5.

Larrea, C. (2013), "Biodiversity, Oil and Development in Ecuador", University of Sussex.

Larrea, C. (2013), “Ecuadors Yasuni-ITT Initiative A Critical Assessment”.

Larrea, C. (2013), "Keeping fossil fuels underground: Innovative options for mitigation", Brighton.

Larrea, C. and Warnars, L. (2009), “Ecuador's Yasuni-ITT Initiative: Avoiding emissions by keeping petroleum underground”, Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol. 13, pp. 219–223. Abstract available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0973082609000581

Lohmann, L. and Hildyard, N. (2013), “ENERGY ALTERNATIVES. Surveying the Territory”, Manchester: The Corner House.

Martinez-Alier, J. and Temper, L. (2007), “Oil and Climate Change: Voices from the South”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 42 No. 50, pp. 16–19. Preview available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40277042?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Martin, L.P. (2011), “Global Governance from the Amazon: Leaving Oil Underground in Yasuní National Park, Ecuador”, Global Environmental Politics, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 22–42.

Temper, L. et al (2013), “Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels under the soil”, Ejolt report, No. 6, 204 p.

 Useful websites:

EJOLT is a large EU project bringing science and society together to catalogue ecological distribution conflicts and confront environmental injustice. You can find research on issues as climate justice, Yasunisation etc.: http://www.ejolt.org/ 

Oilwatch is a network of resistance to oil activities in tropical countries. It is a strong force of Yasunisation: http://www.oilwatch.org/en/



Resource curse

Arellano-Yanguas, J. (2008), “A Thoroughly Modern Resource Curse? The New Natural Resource Policy Agenda and the Mining Revival in Peru”, IDS Working Paper, No. 300.

Bannon, I. and Collier, P. (Eds.) (2003), "Natural resources and violent conflict: Options and actions", World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Bebbington, A. (2009), “The New Extraction. Rewriting the Political Ecology of the Andes?”, NACLA Report on the Americas, pp.12–40.

Bebbington, A. et al (2008), "Contention and Ambiguity: Mining and the Possibilities of Development", Development and Change,Vol. 39, No 6, pp. 887–914. Abstract available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-7660.2008.00517.x/abstract

Bebbington, A. and Humphreys Bebbington, D. (2010), An Andean Avatar: Post-neoliberal and neoliberal strategies for promoting extractive industries, BWPI Working Paper, Vol. 117, Brooks World Poverty Institute, Manchester.

Bebbington, A.; Humphreys Bebbington, D.; Bury, J., Lingan, J., Muñoz, J.P. and Scurrah, M. (2008), “Mining and Social Movements: Struggles Over Livelihood and Rural Territorial Development in the Andes”, World Development, Vol. 36 No. 12, pp. 2888–2905.

CEDHU (2012), “Graves Violaciones a Derechos Humanos en 2012”.

Luong, P.J. and Weinthal, E. (2006), “Rethinking the Resource Curse: Ownership Structure, Institutional Capacity, and Domestic Constraints*”, Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 9 No.1, pp. 241–263. Abstract available at: http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.polisci.9.062404.170436

Mac Ginty, R. and Williams, A. (2009), Conflict and development, Routledge, London, New York.

McNeish, J.-A. (2010), “Rethinking Resource Conflict”, World Development Report 2011, Background Paper.

OCLAM, et al (2012), “Legislación Minera en el Derecho Comparado. Los casos de: Chile, Ecuador, Perú, Guatemala, El Salvador”.

Sachs, J. and Warner, A. (1997), "Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth", NBER Working Paper Series No. 5398, Cambridge.

Sinnott, E.; Nash, J. and de La Torre, A. (2010), "Los Recursos Naturales en América Latina y el Caribe. ¿Más Allá de Bonanzas y Crisis?", Mayol Editiones S.A., Washington: World Bank.