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Environmental activist training course, offered by EJOLT

After 4 years of working on environmental justice, the EJOLT project, has accumulated extensive knowledge on tools, such as economic valuation, legal pathways, health and risk assessment and ecological debt and the ways to apply them in local environmental struggles. To share the lessons learned in EJOLT, we are inviting you for a training course and conference on environmental justice. The aim of the training course is to strengthen the capacities of environmental justice organizations by sharing and learning how some of the tools could be applied in their campaign work and struggles, to facilitate exchanges among them to learn from each other’s experiences and build alliances between environmental justice organizations for joint future activities.

Here is more background on the course and below is the program

REGISTER HERE before 5 February to grab your chance at joining this top level course, offered by the EJOLT project.


March 2 2015, location: Mundo B, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
Check HERE how to get there.

9.30 – 10.00 Registration, coffee and cookies

10.00 – 10.30 Introduction to environmental justice and EJOLT project
• Introduction to environmental justice (Leah Temper, Autonomous University of Barcelona)
• EJOLT map of environmental injustice (Daniela del Bene, Autonomous University of Barcelona)
• Our response to environmental justice training needs (Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, Autonomous University of Barcelona)

10.30 – 11.10 Shell environmental injustice in Niger delta: analysis in theory
• Introduction to the Shell case (Goodwin Ojo, Friends of the Earth Nigeria)
• Liability and valuation (Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, Autonomous University of Barcelona)
• Health and risk (Marcelo Firpo Porto, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil)
• Legal tools (Angele Miguet, Documentation Centre on Environmental Conflicts, Italy)

11.10 – 11.30 Coffee and cookie break + screening the latest EJOLT video

11.30 – 13.00 Shell environmental injustice in Niger delta: analysis in practice

• Participants analyze the case in groups with support of the experts

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 14.30 Ecological debt: short introduction

• Introduction to the ecological debt concept (Rikard Warlenius, Lund University)

14.30 – 15.40 Applying the environmental justice tools in practice

• Participants analyze practical cases in groups with support of the experts

15.40 – 16.00 Coffee and cookie break

16.00 – 16.30 Joint future battles for environmental justice

• Participants do a placard walk to familiarize with presented proposals for future battles for environmental justice

16.30 – 17.00 Wrap up of the training

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