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Clashing paths of development in Nantes

Riots erupted in Nantes on Saturday, after the French government decided to replace the current airport of Nantes with the bigger 4 million passengers Notre Dame Des Landes Airport, on …

Fieldnote from the fracking frontier

To give you all a feel for the (often heroic) battles for environmental justice happening on the ground ‚Äď here‚Äôs a recent field report from a group trying to prevent …

International Law and Ecological Debt

According to Antoni Pigrau, Professor of Public International Law at the Catalan Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) ‚ÄúClassic international law (1648-1945) can be seen as a legitimizing tool for the …

Between activism and science: grassroots concepts for sustainability coined by Environmental Justice Organizations

“The world of EJOs (Environmental Justice Organisations) has come to exist because of the many conflicts caused by the increase of social metabolism and global inequalities of power and income. …

Campaign to hold criminals responsible for ecocide wraps up

By Nick Meynen On August 6 we reported on an European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to call for a law of Ecocide in the EU. End Ecocide in Europe is a grass-roots …

Robert Goodland obituary

By Joan Martinez-Alier Robert Goodland, a Canadian ecologist, was a specialist in tropical ecology. He died on 28 December 2013. In 1974 he authored a landmark book on the Amazon, From …

Glencore-Xstrata flips in the Philippines

by Joan Martinez-Alier Glencore-Xstrata causes many socio-environmental conflicts around the world. A well-known case to EJOLT researchers is in Catamarca, Argentina, the copper mine in Bajo la Alumbrera. Another one is …

Chico Mendes: 25 years of a brutal killing

By Felipe Milanez and Joan Martinez Alier The 22nd December 2013 marks 25 years of the killing of Chico Mendes, leader of the rubber tappers in Brazilian Amazon and international recognized …

Making the link between EJ and biodiversity conservation at IPBES conference

By Amanda Blank EJOLT collaborators from the Environmental Social Science Research Group attended the 2nd conference of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) last week. IPBES-2 closed the …

Rosia Montana is saved… but fractivists in Romania still under attack from Chevron

By Amanda Blank Environmentalism is a relatively new phenomenon in post-communist countries such as Romania. But mobilizations over gold mining and fracking in the country has shown that communities are willing …

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