Here you can learn from the history, complexity and current development status of the initiative known as Yasuní ITT. The original Yasuni initiative was a revolutionary and innovative model. Since conception it has had to change and has faced many obstacles - as a case study it is useful to have a closer look at its evolution.

On this website you will find:

  • A review of scientific information explaining why it is important to leave fossil fuels under the ground.
  • Why humanity needs biodiversity.
  • Existing initiatives worldwide that are taking a step towards a a post-fossil fuel society.
  • What we can learn from different regions about how to implement this concept at the local and global level.
  • This space is a scientific library and forum for alternatives pathways for a safe human space on our planet. 
Become part of the project: Let’s get together to investigate and and analyse alternatives to extractivism and fossil fuel based economies. Let’s make them visible and think of ways to make the transition.

 

LATEST FEATURES:

 

New Research
BBC Radio 4: Black Gold in Paradise

Listen to an episode on Yasuní and an interview with Dr. Mika Peck, as part of BBC Radio 4's Costing the Earth series: Black Gold in Paradise

BBC Radio 4 Costing the Earth Yasuni episode

 

 

Imprint:

Content: Johanna Sydow, Jane Feeney
Pictures: Prof. Carlos Larrea
Review and editing: Dr. Mika Peck
For inquiries or ideas please contact: j.sydow@sussex.ac.uk

 

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Research and perspectives on the Ecuador Yasuni-ITT initiative and alternatives to resource extraction.

RT @MongabayLatam: #Ecuador Presidente Lenín Moreno (@Lenin) detiene entrega de concesiones mineras y petroleras tras reunirse con líd… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

RT @billmckibben: This is huge: World Bank ending funding for oil and gas extraction. Keep it the ground priceofoil.org/2017/12/12/rea…

RT @AmazonWatch: Indigenous peoples are leading the fight to #KeepItInTheGround & avoid climate disaster. Achuar people of the Peruv… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Check the 'New Research' section on our homepage for latest publications on #Yasuni #Ecuador #oil #climate: sussex.ac.uk/lifesci/peckla…

Doctors reveal trauma among #Shuar community evicted to make way for #mine in #Ecuador theguardian.com/global-develop…

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