The financializaion of conservation

March 19, 2011

For finance to ‘operationalise’ the accumulation opportunity of environmental crisis and conservation, products and commodities connecting these domains need to be created that permit new investment, trade and speculation. As Martin O’Connor writes in the 1990s, nature needs to be ‘capitalised’ and ‘capital ecologized’ in new ways.19

We really need to understand how the economy is working, because we need to change it, and can’t if we don’t understand it.

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