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Rafael Correa, Marx and extractivism

By Joan Martinez-Alier. President Rafael Correa of Ecuador asks when and where Marx criticizes mega-mining. In various interviews, Correa, the mouthpiece of mega-mining and the expansion of oil exploitation, has …

President Rafael Correa against the environmentalists

By Joan Martinez-Alier (Quito, 19 February 2013) President Rafael Correa, of Ecuador, was re-elected Sunday 17 February 2013 with 57 per cent of the vote. This was a fair election. Environmentalists …

Ejolt partner Accion Ecologica wins Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Prize

By: Vaaruni Eashwar (TERI)/New Delhi, India, December 2012 Indian think tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) recently announced the winners of the first-ever Georgescu-Roegen Awards for ‘Unconventional Thinking’ and ‘Bioeconomic …

Climate Justice: new hope for radical action on climate change

By Nick Meynen. In the last two decades, momentum for action on climate change rose before 1997 (Kyoto Protocol), and before 2009 (Copenhagen Agreement) – followed by a sharp drop afterwards. …

The Toxic Truth about Trafigura and the total lack of environmental justice

By Nick Meynen. The story of Trafigura in Abidjan is well on its way to the darker side of the history books, somewhere alongside Union Carbide in Bhopal, Shell in Nigeria …

Sarayaku wins case in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights but the struggle for prior consent continues

By Leah Temper On 25 July 2012, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) – in the case Sarayaku v. Ecuador – ruled in favor of a Kichwa community’s right to consultation …

BP summoned to answer for assault on Mother Earth for Gulf of Mexico spill

by Oilwatch The defence of the rights of the sea as an integral part of Mother Earth is being pursued in Ecuador using the Rights of Nature recognised in 2008 Ecuadorian …

EJOLT Report 5: Issues in the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity

The Nagoya Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity in October 2010 had the economics of biodiversity as one of its core topics. Some weeks before the meeting, …

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 …

Environmental liabilities of Repsol fiercely debated in Argentina

By JMA and Nick Meynen In late April 2012, the Argentine government shocked oil markets by re-nationalizing the YPF oil company. President Cristina Fernandez (who succeeded her late husband Néstor Kirchner) belongs …

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