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The EnvJustice project advisory board

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A five-year ERC Advanced Grant to analyze the Global Environmental Justice Movement was awarded in March 2016 to Joan Martinez-Alier, ICTA-UAB. The project started in June 2016, a website was …

Outstanding Participation of EnvJustice team in the 12th Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics in Budapest

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The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) and especially the researchers from the EnvJustice project are playing an important role in the 12th Conference of the European Society for …

Call for papers: Special issue on Degrowth and Environmental justice

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Proposal submission deadline: 10th July 2017  Guest editors: Bengi Akbulut (1), Federico Demaria (2), Julien-François Gerber (3), Joan Martínez-Alier (2)1 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada2 Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, …

The three goals of the EnvJustice project

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A five-year ERC Advanced Grant to analyze the Global Environmental Justice Movement was awarded in March 2016 to Joan Martinez-Alier, ICTA-UAB. The project started in June 2016. The team has …

Call for Proposals: Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene

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Symposium, 24-25 April 2017, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA Proposal deadline: November 1, 2016 Environmental justice is a central component of sustainability politics during the Anthropocene – …

Joan Martinez-Alier and James Boyce win Leontief Prize

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GDAE will award its 2017 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to James Boyce and Joan Martinez-Alier. This year’s award, titled “Economics, Equity, and the Environment,” recognizes …

Pilot call for collaborative political ecology cartography

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[Español abajo] Small sub-contracts scheme to use mapping tools for Environmental Justice related campaigns Presentation deadline: August 31th, 2016 (Sunday) Resolution: September 12, 2016. This call is intended to foster collaborations between activists (NGOs, …

Transforming knowledge creation for environmental and epistemic justice;

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EJAtlas co- director Leah Temper and EJAtlas coordinator Daniela Del Bene look back to several years of activist-academic collaboration on environmental justice research. The resulting article was published in Current Opinion …

ICTA is hiring 5 researchers for a follow-up on the EJOLT project

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The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) offers 3 Doctoral and 2 Postdoctoral Positions within the ERC Advanced Grant – EnvJustice Project (2016-21), …

Environmental activist training course, offered by EJOLT

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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 …

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General News

The true cost of shrimp

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By Brototi Roy. Global trade of the luxury commodity that shrimp is ignores the true human and environmental impact.Watching villagers standing waist deep in the brackish water of the Sundarbans …

When degrowth enters the parliament

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By Federico Demaria.Can degrowth enter into the Parliaments? How large would its constituency be? What policy proposals shall be put forward? How could a synergy be built between grassroots social …

Buddhist monk killed in resistance to dam project in India

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. Public protests against the construction of dams in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India have been going on for some years. In the whole …

Is there a global environmental justice movement?

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By Joan Martinez-Alier, Leah Temper, Daniela Del Bene, Arnim Scheidel Abstract: One of the causes of the increasing number of ecological distribution conflicts around the world is the changing metabolism of the …

Goldman Environmental Prize awards environmental justice heroes

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By Nick Meynen. EJOLT collaborators Marc Ona, Silas Siakor and Pablo Fajardo have one thing in common: they once won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. This award helps grassroots environmental …

Budapest hosts key degrowth events in 2016

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Between 30 August and 3 September 2016, Budapest will host two parallel, yet complementary events. The 5th International Degrowth Conference will foster discussion between scholars, researchers, civil society and practitioners about …

Summer School on Degrowth and Environmental Justice

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ICTA UAB has the pleasure of inviting you to the second edition of the summer school on degrowth offered by ICTA and Research & Degrowth, this year with environmental justice as …

Obituary for Prof. Rajni Kothari

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Prof. Rajni Kothari’s life and work will continue to guide and inspire People’s Movements. This is a tribute from The National Alliance of People’s Movements. “People’s movements are based on deep …

BOOK: Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era

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By Giacomo D’Alisa, Federico Demaria and Giorgos Kallis. Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. …

No waste incineration in cement kilns

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By Joan Martínez Alier. Mariel Vilella reports on November 14, 2014 that “last weekend we gathered in Barletta, Italy, to put waste incineration in cement kilns on the spot once more. It was …

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Opinion

To end ecocide we must end femicide

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By Camila Rolando Mazzuca & Brototi Roy. March 8 is World Women Day, but 3 March is another good moment to reflect on the role of women in society. On …

India’s National Alliance of People’s Movement: 20 years of struggle

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By Daniela del Bene. From 31st October to the 2nd of November, nearly 1000 delegates of 250 plus social movements and community organisations from 17 States of India gathered in Pune, …

EU plans to cancel environmental policies

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By Nick Meynen Translated from the Dutch version. The announcement of the team of president-elect of the European commission Jean-Claude Juncker’s is like a corporate coup and destruction of 25 years of …

A call for solidary with Marco Suástegui

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A call for solidarity has arrived from the state of Guerrero, in the South-West of Mexico. One of the leaders of the farmers’ movement Consejo de Ejidos y Comunidades Opositores …

Chilean Patagonia saved from Hidroaysén-madness

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By Daniela Del Bene. After 8 years of campaigning under the slogan Patagonia Sin Represas, the Bachelet government in Chile rejected yesterday the Hidroaysén project. The Committee of Ministers, the highest administrative …

Rosia Montana, scene of the IV Forum Against Unnecessary Imposed Mega Projects

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By Alfred Burballa Noria. From 8 to 11 May 2014, the municipality of Rosia Montana in the Apuseni Mountains in Western Transylvania, Romania, hosted the fourth edition of the Forum Against …

Supreme Court of India slams the building of megadams

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By Nick Meynen and Daniela del Bene. When we wrote “Himalayan dams: goddamned!” last year and reported about the Uttarakhand floods, India’s worst ‘natural’ disaster since the 2004 tsunami (900 deaths, …

Indigenous populations disproportionately hit in environmental conflicts

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By Joan Martinez Alier. In the EJOLT Atlas, www.ejatlas.org, which is such a success, we can trace whether indigenous populations are involved or not in the one thousand conflicts we have …

Nayarit communities call for support to scrap destructive water management schemes

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By Daniela Del Bene. Canal Costa de Oro, also known as “Canal Centenario”, is one of the most ambitious and strategic water management projects of the Government of Nayarit, Mexico. It …

Medha Patkar and India’s environmental justice party

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. Since the 1980s, Medha Patkar has been one of the top environmental activists from India, engaging initially with the Narmada Bachao Andolan against dams (movement to save the …

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Events

Opportunities for European policy makers towards Environmental Justice

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REGISTRATION is now OPEN for the final events of the EJOLT project on 2 and 3 March: a PUBLIC HEARING in the European Parliament, a CONFERENCE in the European Economic …

Environmental justice in the EU and beyond

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Save the date for an environmental justice conference & debate in Brussels where EJOLT will launch the Atlas of Environmental Justice, on 19 March. CLICK HERE to make your registration As global …

Summer course on socially sustainable degrowth (Barcelona, Spain)

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Adapting to the times of crisis: an advanced course on socially sustainable degrowth Amidst calls for restoring growth as a path out of the crisis, the intellectual and political …

EJOLT unites leading legal experts and Environmental Justice activists in Rome

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By Lucie Greyl Marking an important mid-term milestone, the EJOLT project has chosen Italy, an emblematic country for its environmental conflicts known worldwide, as the next location of the annual meeting. …

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