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Greenpeace declares victory as Belgian bank KBC ends its coal investments

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On Thursday, the entrance to the headquarters of KBC bank in Brussels was taken by environmental activists concerned about the financial and climatic risks of coal investments in the Czech …

It’s not just drug dealers that need to worry about inspiration Trump took from Duterte

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By Nick Meynen.The battle between autocratic leaders and the global movement for environmental justice heats up.Killing drug dealers through the courts, as US President Donald Trump has just proposed, is …

ISEE conference, Puebla, Mexico, September 2018. Call for papers on the special session(s): Geographies of Environmental (in)Justice

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By Sofia Avila and Joan Martínez-Alier (EnvJustice-ICTA-UAB). Over the last decades, movements asking for Environmental Justice have multiplied throughout the world. The spatial and symbolic expansion of these struggles is expressed …

EnvJustice congratulates Hali Healy on her PhD thesis “The Political Ecology of Transdisciplinary Research: From Co-optation to Unintended Consequences?”

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By Joan Martinez-Alier Hali Healy started to work from London with the ICTA UAB in 2008. In 2013 she was co-editor of our collective book from the CEECEC project, “Ecological …

A Summer School on Degrowth and Environmental Justice

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Making sense by democracy, non-violence, and convivialityJune 24th – July 6th July 2018Barcelona (Spain)/Cerbère (France)The world we see today around us seems increasingly reactionary and conservative. The rise of right …

Vacancy: CSC/UAB Joint Scholarships for PhD Study

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Vacancy announcement is in Chinese and English:国家留学基金委/西班牙巴塞罗那自治大学联合资助攻读学位博士研究生招生公告(CSC/UAB Joint Scholarships for PhD Study) 一、招生信息:Doctoral ProgramEnvironmental Science and Technology Department/InstituteInstitute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)Research line of …

Ecological distribution conflicts as forces for sustainability: an overview and conceptual framework

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Can ecological distribution conflicts turn into forces for sustainability? A new paper from Arnim Scheidel, Leah Temper, Federico Demaria and Joan Martínez-Alier addresses in a systematic conceptual manner the question of why, through whom, …

Environment, Pollution and Health – is China different?

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By Mariko Karlsson. If “cancer villages” and pollution related deaths are common in China, it’s not due to ignorance – but due to the lack of power. Political ecologists at …

Blockadia map reveals global scale of anti-fossil fuel movement

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By Alice Owen and Daria Rivin.As world leaders were flying out to Germany to negotiate climate action at COP23, activists begin blockading a nearby coal mine as part of a …

How oil exploration is adding to Mali’s security woes

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By Julie Snorek. Mali is one of the least developed countries in the world, with nearly half the population living near the poverty line. In the past six years, the …

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