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Economic tools for evaluating liabilities in environmental justice struggles. The EJOLT experience

Ejolt report 16: Economic  tools for evaluating liabilities in environmental justice struggles. The EJOLT experience The report can be downloaded here. Abstract Collaboration to deploy economic evaluation tools is a recent form of interaction between …

Socio-environmental valuation and liabilities. What strategies for environmental justice organisations?

Ejolt report 13: Socio-environmental valuation and liabilities. What strategies for environmental justice organisations? The report can be downloaded here. Abstract This EJOLT report focuses on two central issues: the use of evaluation methods and the …

Guide to Multicriteria Evaluation for Environmental Justice Organisations

Ejolt report 8: Guide to Multicriteria Evaluation for Environmental Justice Organisations The low resolution report can be downloaded here. The high resolution report can be downloaded here. Abstract This introduction to multicriteria evaluation methods for …

Issues in the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity

Ejolt Report 5: Issues in the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity EJOLT Report 5 (High resolution) for printing. Abstract After 1992 many conservation biologists thought that the use of economic instruments would be more …

Legal avenues for EJOs to claim environmental liability

Ejolt Report 4: Legal avenues for EJOs to claim environmental liability EJOLT Report 4. Abstract Questions of global justice raise within transnational relations in the light of an ever increasing number of instances of …

Briefings

Use economic tools effectively for evaluating liabilities in environmental justice struggles

The health and environmental damages of fossil fuel exploitation (e.g., oil spills), nuclear waste and radiation, and mining-related pollution represent some of the most well-known effects of the increasing energy …

Multicriteria evaluation for enhanced Environmental Justice

Decision processes exclusively focussing on monetary aspects face increasing criticism andresistance. The public feels that in this way, important impacts and values are neglected. Values like  land rights,  human life, aesthetics,  cultural significance, sacredness,  biodiversity, etc.  cannot be adequately …

Videos

Environmental Justice documentary: “We are here to stay”

We are here to stay! is a new LaMCA-EJOLT documentary where scholars, activists and people suffering environmental injustices provide their views and testimonies on environmental justice. LaMCA is the environmental …

Press Releases

When to count the damage? Economic tools for evaluating liabilities in environmental justice struggles

[BRUSSELS, 20 October 2014] MEDIA RELEASE. The health and environmental implications of fossil fuel exploitation, nuclear waste or mining-related pollution are some of the more well-known effects of the increasing energy …

Scientific Papers

Valuation Languages Along the Coal Chain From Colombia to the Netherlands and to Turkey

By Andrea CardosoAbstractEnvironmental goods and bads are accumulated and unequally distributed along the coal supply chain, producing environmental injustices where actors deployed values and representations of coal to either resist …

The price of an apology: justice, compensation and rectification

By John O’Neill, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, Arthur Lewis Building, Manchester AbstractQuestions about monetary compensation for environmental damage have been at the centre of debates on the defensibility …

The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity: Recent instances for debate

By Beatriz Rodríguez‐Labajos and Joan Martinez-Alier Abstract After 1992 many conservation biologists thought that the use of economic instruments would be more effective to halt biodiversity loss than policies based on setting …

Latest from the Blog

Climate history backs bold actions now to keep fossil fuels in the ground

By Nick Meynen. This article has been published by The Ecologist on 1 September. Thousands of protesters have occupied a coal mine near Cologne – the single largest emitter of CO2 …

Book Review: Ecological Economics from the Ground Up

Helen Scharber, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire College, USA As its title intimates, Ecological Economics from the Ground Up starts with case studies of environmental justice activist struggles, mostly from …