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Building an economy on quicksand

By Jakob Villioth. Sand has by now become the most widely consumed natural resource on the planet after fresh water. [1] The annual world consumption of sand is estimated to be …

A treaty to stop corporate crimes and impunity

EJOLT supports a worldwide campaign to stop corporate crimes and impunity. Godwin Ojo from EJOLT partner ERA participated in a recent meeting from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), …

Can ‚ÄúNatural Capital Accounting‚ÄĚ Come of Age in Africa?

By Patrick Bond. In early June, a University of Pretoria conference at the Governance Innovation Centre [2], keynoted by Indian eco-feminist Vandana Shiva, contemplated how to go ‚Äúbeyond GDP.‚ÄĚ The current …

Linking Degrowth to Environmental Justice

For ‚ÄúScharf-links‚ÄĚ, a German online newspaper, Dr. Joachim Spangenberg , co-chair of EJOLT’s steering committee, spoke about the activities of EJOLT and the link between Environmental Justice and Degrowth, looking …

A call for solidary with Marco Su√°stegui

A call for solidarity has arrived from the state of Guerrero, in the South-West of Mexico. One of the leaders of the farmers’ movement Consejo de Ejidos y Comunidades Opositores …

The war against environmentalism

By Joan Martinez Alier. The Hindutva nationalist right-wing prime minister Modi in India is rallying against Environmental Justice Organisations (EJOs) financed by foreign money. High on his list are EJOs from …

Chilean Patagonia saved from Hidroaysén-madness

By Daniela Del Bene. After 8 years of campaigning under the slogan Patagonia Sin Represas, the Bachelet government in Chile rejected yesterday the Hidroays√©n project. The Committee of Ministers, the highest administrative …

Workers and environmentalists of the world, unite!

By Stefania Barca. Stefania Barca is a Senior Researcher at the ‚Ä®Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. She’s of Italian origin and a well-known historian of water appropriation …

Today is Anti-Chevron day: Help stop this corporate super-power from getting away with Ecocide

By Leah Temper. On the international day of action against Chevron we would like to highlight a call for Signatures from the Anti Chevron campaign and a global map of conflicts …

Rosia Montana, scene of the IV Forum Against Unnecessary Imposed Mega Projects

By Alfred Burballa Noria. From 8 to 11 May 2014, the municipality of Rosia Montana in the Apuseni Mountains in Western Transylvania, Romania, hosted the fourth edition of the Forum Against …

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