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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 …

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 …

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 …

Neighbouring countries concerned about the risk of a Belgian Nuclear meltdown

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By Nick Meynen. It’s not the metaphorical political meltdown of Belgium that neighbouring governments fret about, but a nuclear meltdown. The Netherlands, Luxemburg and Germany have all asked Belgium’s government …

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 …

New scientific insights on ecologically unequal trade

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By Nick Meynen. A new light is shining on the old problem of a global economic system that creates regional environmental imbalances. Ecological economists identified and analysed the asymmetric flows of …

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 …

Degrowth and the Global Movement for Environmental Justice

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By Antonio Cerrillo, translated by Nick Meynen. Published at The Ecologist on 22 Aug. With the 5th International Degrowth Conference taking place next week Spanish Ecologists Professor Joan Martinez Alier and Federico …

Budapest degrowth conference and degrowth week

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By Nick Meynen. The term Degrowth has emerged over the last 10 years. This “bomb word” has been used to inspire in-depth debates on whether infinite growth in a finite world is …

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