Research Group on Political Ecology (GIEP)

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Organization profile

The Political Ecology Research Group (GIEP) is dedicated to examining the interrelationships between human societies and nature, focusing on the analysis of power related to the use, access and abuse of natural resources and territory. Its mission is to address issues such as food sovereignty, the social and solidarity economy, as well as identity changes in the relationship between society and nature. From the perspective of Political Ecology, the group aims to investigate the reality of Ecuador, paying special attention to the demands of the country's peasant, indigenous and consumer communities.

Research lines:

  1. Ecology and management of natural resources
  2. Inter-ethnic relations
  3. Economic systems


Ana Janeth Castro Medina ([email protected])

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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