List of EcoNexus Publications

Some of our publications are (more) technical, also providing a thorough review of the scientific literature to a specific topic coupled with original analysis.

All publications are either completely online or can be downloaded as PDF.

Displaying 1 - 25 of 93
Title Year Type Files Related Topics

Geoengineering as a response to the climate crisis: right road or disastrous diversion?

Helena Paul and Rupert Read

(23 pages)

This publication is a chapter in the book Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope, an edited collection published by Green House.
May 2019 Chapter Download (214.05 KB)

Gene Drives - a report on their science, applications, social aspects, ethics and regulations

Critical Scientists Switzerland (CSS), European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) and Federation of German Scientists (FGS/VDW)

(341 pages)

Gene Drives website
May 2019 Report Download (3.32 MB), Download (43.63 KB)

UK agricultural research: a different approach is urgently needed

Helena Paul

For whom? Questioning the food and farming research agenda - a special edition magazine from the Food Ethics Council
Jan 2018 Opinion piece

New Genetic Engineering Techniques: Precaution, Risk, and the Need to Develop Prior Societal Technology Assessment

Ricarda A. Steinbrecher and Helena Paul

(11 pages)

In: Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, Vol 59, Issue 5 (The Precautionary Principle Under Fire), pages 38-47 (2017)
Aug 2017 Article Download (218.97 KB)

The Emperor’s New Clothes - 'New Breeding Techniques' and synthetic biology - genetic engineering by another name

Helena Paul, Elisabeth Bücking, Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

The Ecologist, 04 April 2017
Apr 2017

Synthetic biology: A continuing challenge for the CBD

Helena Paul, Silvia Ribeiro

(1 page)

[square brackets], issue 10 (May 2016)
May 2016

The corruption of agricultural science

The impacts of GM crops in Argentina: with pictures from Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil

Helena Paul

(20 pages)

Presentation at the Oxford Real Farming Conference, Jan. 2016
Jan 2016 Presentation Download (3.52 MB)

Genetic Engineering in Plants and the “New Breeding Techniques (NBTs)”

Inherent risks and the need to regulate

Dr. Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

(10 pages)

Dec 2015 Briefing Download (252.8 KB)

'Climate-Smart Agriculture' - preparing for a corporate soil and climate-grab in Paris?

Helena Paul

The Ecologist, 26 November 2015
Nov 2015 Article

Bioenergy Out: Why bioenergy should not be included in the next EU Renewable Energy Directive

NOAH (Friends of the Earth Denmark), Biofuelwatch, Econexus, Global Forest Coalition, World Rainforest Movement, Rettet den Regenwald e.V., and Corporate Europe Observatory

(10 pages)

Aug 2015 Briefing Download (440.78 KB)

Large-scale bioenergy must be excluded from the renewable energy definition

Declaration

(1 page)

Aug 2015 Open Letter Download (470.26 KB)

Dr Frances Kelsey: thalidomide and the precautionary principle

Helena Paul & Philip Bereano

The Ecologist, August 2015
Jul 2015 Article

New breeding techniques

Open letter to the Commission on new genetic engineering methods

Francesco Panella, Nina Holland, Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher, Andrea Ferrante, Mute Schimpf, Dr Helen Wallace, Saskia Richartz, Christoph Then

(2 pages)

Jan 2015 Open Letter Download (170.02 KB)

Coming to your table?

GMO crops resistant to 'war herbicide' 2,4D

Helena Paul

The Ecologist, May 2014
Apr 2014 Article

Swords and Ploughshares

Industrial agriculture as warfare and the need for a paradigm shift

Helena Paul

in Angie Zelter: The Chains of War - nuclear weapons, militarisation and their impact on society (2014)
Mar 2014 Essay

GM crops are driving genocide and ecocide - keep them out of the EU!

Helena Paul

The Ecologist, February 2014
Feb 2014 Article

AGROPOLY - A handful of corporations control world food production

EcoNexus & Berne Declaration

(18 pages)

Aug 2013 Report Download (1.19 MB), Download (1.15 MB)

A Foreseeable Disaster: The European Union’s agroenergy policies and the global land and water grab

Helena Paul

(40 pages)

Published by Transnational Institute, FDCL and Econexus for Hands off the Land Alliance
Jun 2013 Report Download (771.2 KB)

African Agricultural Growth Corridors and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: Who benefits, who loses?

Helena Paul and Ricarda Steinbrecher

(17 pages)

May 2013 Report Download (326.56 KB)

Committee on World Food Security: High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition draft report: Biofuels and Food Security

Comments from Biofuelwatch, EcoNexus and Global Forest Coalition

Biofuelwatch, EcoNexus & Global Forest Coalition

(8 pages)

Jan 2013 Commentary Download (142.25 KB)

Business and Biodiversity: A Licence to Operate

Helena Paul

(2 pages)

ECO 45, p. 4-6
Dec 2012 Article

Biotech Companies COMPACTing their responsibilties

Antje Lorch

(2 pages)

ECO 43(3) published at MOP4 in Hyderabad, October 2012 - www.cbd-alliance.org
Sep 2012 Article

Canada in violation of international obligations to the CBD

Ocean-fertilisation & Geoengineeiring scheme

Helena Paul

(1 page)

ECO 44(10)
Sep 2012 Article

Rio+20: Where's the debate about corporate power?

A response to the proposal for a Convention on Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Helena Paul

(2 pages)

May 2012 Opinion piece

Biodiversity should not be expected to earn its living in the market

Helena Paul

(1 page)

ECO 41(1)
Apr 2012 Article