Welcome to the Arne Næss Project web site.
The Arne Næss Project is made up of many motivated young people – all of whom are involved with the Center of Development and Environment at the University of Oslo – under the guidance and inspiration of Polly Higgins. The group hopes to change current paradigms and assess how communities, individuals, and ideas can combat ecocide.
Some of our Articles
Patagonia Without Dams
Patagonia is located in the southern most region of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. Patagonia’s snow capped mountains, rugged coastline, white glaciers, expansive plains, deep blue rivers and abundant wildlife make it one of the most environmentally diverse and beautiful places on earth.
Sustainable Consumption is still a mysterious concept that has been developed in many different ways. Here, I start to explore this theme by taking a Brazilian social entrepreneurship as a case study – the Rede Asta initiative.
The Loess Plateau
China’s Loess Plateau,with a size of 640,000 square kilometers, is located in the upper and middle reaches of the Yellow River. This area has been regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilization and the birthplace of the Han people. Now another legend has been created by a green movement on the Loess Plateau.
Indigenous Food Sovereignty
What is Food Sovereignty?
Food Sovereignty is the right of people, including farmers and consumers, to control their own food system. Food Sovereignty allows individuals to have a say in how food is produced, what kind of food is produced, and how it is consumed. Indigenous food sovereignty is one of the most essential and important means of combating ecocide. Several indigenous communities in Northern Minnesota, USA are doing their part to take control of their food systems.
A Better Flow
Despite the fact that EU law bans the trade of waste and most states have signed the United Nation´s Basel Convention of 1992, 75 % of hazardous electronic waste disappears from within the EU – and an even greater percentage leaves the US, who has not signed this convention – and makes it´s way to major dumpsites in poor countries every year, mainly in Asia and Africa.