Ecuador blazed a trail in sustainability by giving constitutional recognition to the rights of nature in 2008, but the revolutionary concept of Sumak Kawsay, or Good Living, that drove this initiative proved more fragile than hoped when left in the hands of national government, write Joan Pedro-Caranana and Jose Maria Tortosa.
We've known about the devastating implications of climate change for decades now. Louis Mendee investigates the history of corporations in denying these urgent political realities.
Louis Mendee explains the real human costs of climate change for the global south.
We need drastic action on air pollution now, writes Roger Hallam
Trump's victory is another sign of the failure of the centre-left's narrative on climate change. A new message is needed, and new politicians to deliver it, writes Alex Randall
Platform’s Suzanne Dhaliwal challenges UK activists to learn from the people living on the frontlines of global environmental struggles
Indigenous rights defender Eriel Deranger explains how the struggle against tar sands mining is about protecting her people’s rights and culture
Lindsay Alderton explains why a group of children staged a protest intervention against BP
Meet the frontline activists facing down the global mining industry
Activists are defending land, life and water from the global mining industry. Tatiana Garavito, Sebastian Ordoñez and Hannibal Rhoades investigate.
Mum’s Colombian mine protest comes to London
Anne Harris reports on one woman’s fight against a multinational coal giant
Return to Drax
Frances Howe challenges the validity of 'renewable energy' subsidies for biomass and introduces a new wave of action against Drax power station
The pesticide in our parks, gardens, food, clothes and cosmetic products
Aisha Dodwell reports on the global battle to ban the chemical glyphosate
Housing and land activists to join forces
In the run up to a November event Robin Grey makes the case for urban and rural communities to work together to tackle land rights, ownership and usage
Change or be changed
Kim Bryan reviews Naomi Klein's latest book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate
Charlotte Johnson describes key developments in the UK anti-fracking struggle
Summer event: the Spark
A week of workshops, films, discussions, poetry, music, art and more, looking at the fight for social justice in the UK and around the world to take place in June
Exposing the biomass industry – take part in the Biomess Awards
As the big players in Europe's biomass energy industry get ready for an exclusive industry conference in London, Biofuelwatch plan to host an alternative awards ceremony – the Biomess Awards – and everyone's invited
UN climate talks: pit-stops on the road to nowhere?
Corporate interests undermined this month's climate change talks in Poland , writes Niccolo Sarno
Young Writers’ Competition
Win £100 and your writing published in Red Pepper
Can’t see the wood for the desert
Isaac Rojas looks at the spread of ‘green deserts’ swallowing up vast tracts of the global South
Occupy Kinder Scout: remembering the mass trespass
Rights of access in the UK owe much to a mass trespass onto Kinder Scout 80 years ago, Dave Toft writes
Interview: can changing the law save the planet?
Ahead of the launch of her new book, Earth is Our Business, Polly Higgins speaks to Michael Pooler about her mission to have ‘ecocide’ recognised as an international crime
Audio: May elections – Jenny Jones interview
Jenny Jones, the Green Party candidate for London mayor, speaks to Red Pepper's Tim Hunt and Michael Calderbank
Fueling an oily future
Art activists Platform look at BP's sponsorship of the Olympics
The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster was as much a disaster for workers as for the planet, writes David Whyte. Reconnecting life and work to the environment must be part of our response
Reduce, reuse, recycle
How far do you follow the three 'R's of a zero-waste lifestyle philosophy? Tamanna Kalhar suggests some key strategies to help you earn extra eco-friendly brownie points
Drinking the world dry
Despite its claim 'to benefit and refresh everyone it touches', Coca-Cola has been increasingly accused of destroying communities and the environment around the world
The Last Drop
Water privatisation has long been promoted as the only way to develop clean water supplies in the global South. But with several high profile failures and revolts, multinationals are pulling out.
Revealed: snooker link to illegal logging
Snooker and pool cues used in thousands of Britain's pubs and clubs are made from illegally logged timber linked to violence, corruption and human rights abuses in some of the world's most ecologically important tropical forest regions, Red Pepper can reveal.