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China has a plan – Peak Coal and the new Silk Road

This Article is written by Joan Martinez Alier and Federico Demaria and has been by the Ecologist on 25th July.China’s contribution to global climate change will increase from oil and …

Refocusing resistance for climate justice. COPing in, COPing out and beyond Paris

EJOLT Report 23: Refocusing resistance for climate justice. COPing in, COPing out and beyond Paris The full report can be downloaded here. Abstract The climate and environmental justice debates are heating up ahead …

Digging deep Corporate Liability. Environmental Justice strategies in the world of oil.

Ejolt report 9: Digging  deep corporate liability. Environmental Justice strategies in the world of oil. The low resolution report can be downloaded here. The high resolution report can be downloaded here. Abstract The impacts provoked by the expanding …

Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil

Ejolt report 6: Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil The low resolution report can be downloaded here. The high resolution report can be downloaded here. Abstract This Report …

The CDM Cannot Deliver the Money to Africa. Why the carbon trading gamble won’t save the planet from climate change, and how African civil society is resisting

Ejolt report 2: The CDM Cannot Deliver the Money to Africa. Why the carbon trading gamble won’t save the planet from climate change, and how African civil society is resisting. The …

Factsheets

Climate change responsibilities in polar peoples: the Inuit Case

1. Factual background Climate change is already occurring in the Arctic and could be devastating for the Inuit. In fact, its effects are already noticeable. Anumber of life-altering changes have taken …

The Texaco-Chevron Case in Ecuador

1. Factual background Texaco-Gulf operated in Ecuador for almost thirty years, between 1964 and 1992, in the Ecuadorian Amazon region. The Ecuadorian state’s original concession to the Texaco-Gulf consortium included 1,500,000 …

The Shell Case in Nigeria

1. Factual background The land tenure and access to resources have always been the source of numerous conflicts, often violent, in the Niger Delta. The colonial administration did not alter the traditional …

Expansion of commodity frontiers in Québec: fracking on Anticosti Island

Background Anticosti Island (49°30′N 63°00′W), nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the St. Lawrence’ is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and is approximately 225 km in length, and 56km at its …

Shale gas exploration in the Parana basin, Brazil

Introduction Shale gas is methane (natural gas) that is trapped underground in impermeable shale rock. For this reason, shale gas does not flow through the rock like conventional natural gas, so …

The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project in British Columbia, Canada

Introduction & Background The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion is a project that would establish a new pipeline, twinning an existing pipeline from Edmonton, Alberta to Burnaby, British Columbia. This …

The Papua New Guinean Liquefied Natural Gas Project

Introduction In 2010, Exxon-Mobil’s subsidiary Esso Highlands started the construction of the PNG LNG (Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas), a USD $19 billion project to produce 6.9 million tonnes (t) …

Briefings

Digging for dirty oil. Reviewing corporate oil liabilities and EJO legal strategies for environmental justice.

In 2012, an average of 89 million barrels of oil were consumed every day, 30 percent more than in 1992, producing 14.11 billion tonnes of carbon emissions. With the progressive decline …

Unburnable Fuel. High time for a new European policy approach to tackle climate change

Exploring and exploiting new sources of fossil fuels will propel CO2 emissions above 550 ppm. It is an irresponsible waste of money, and policy is called upon to stop this …

Videos

Corridors of Resistance: Stopping oil and gas pipelines

The Unist’ot’en camp in North-Western British Colombia, Canada, is front and centre in a global battle for climate and energy justice.Since 2011 they have been maintaining a check-point controlling access …

Watch an EJOLT movie on the Sarayaku v. Ecuador

Arturo Hortas has made a new documentary for  EJOLT. The documentary is on the case Sarayaku v. Ecuador. As we reported earlier, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruled in favor of …

Watch an EJOLT movie on Yasuni, good living

Yasuni, good living is a video documentary made by Arturo Hortas for EJOLT. This film shows through different lenses the origins and development of the idea of “leaving oil in the soil” (850 …

Watch a GAIA-EJOLT video on Waste Wars in Delhi

Delhi Waste Wars is a short video documentary directed by Leah Temper and edited by Siobhan McKeown. A battle is brewing in Delhi, India over access and control to garbage. For decades, informal …

Podcasts

Godwin Ojo on “keep oil in the soil”

Godwin Ojo (Nigeria) will guide you from the slogan “keep oil in the soil” to the alternatives proposed and the ways to achieve a post-oil economy. Debates on biomass and …

Nnimmo Bassey on green economy (2)

Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria) will guide you through the seductive ‘green economy’ and explain how the way it is currently promoted by UN agencies such as UNEP is rather giving a …

Press Releases

The SpOILed Industry. Environmental Justice strategies in the world of oil.

Chevron in Ecuador and Shell in Nigeria: Transnational Corporations, particularly those in the oil sector, operate around the world and are responsible for some of the most serious environmental damages, but yet they seem …

Unburnable fuels. How to keep the oil in the soil

Today, a global coalition of economists and activists release a 200p report on a variety of initiatives to leave “unburnable” fuels in the soil. The EU funded EJOLT network studied …

The CDM in Africa Cannot Deliver the Money

18 April 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The CDM in Africa Cannot Deliver the Money Learn why the carbon trading gamble and ‘Clean Development Mechanism’ won’t save the planet from climate change

Scientific Papers

Contesting energy transitions: wind power and conflicts in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

By Sofia Avila-Calero, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainAbstractThis article studies the expansion of large-scale wind energy projects on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Mexico) and local socio-environmental conflicts that have emerged …

China has a plan – Peak Coal and the new Silk Road

This Article is written by Joan Martinez Alier and Federico Demaria and has been by the Ecologist on 25th July.China’s contribution to global climate change will increase from oil and …

Climate change, ecosystem services, and costs of action and inaction: scoping the interface

By Beatriz Rodríguez‐Labajos Abstract Cost calculations related to climate change have accrued much intellectual effort. However, few works approach the assessment from the point of view of the effects of climate variability and change in ecosystem …

Latest from the Blog

How oil exploration is adding to Mali’s security woes

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 …

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 …