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Making the link between EJ and biodiversity conservation at IPBES conference

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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 …

Maps of environmental injustices in Ecuador

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By Sara Latorre These three maps on the geography and timeline of environmental injustices in Ecuador are part of my doctoral thesis (Latorre, 2013) and of an article to be published …

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

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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 …

Mountains of Faith? The Church Takes on Large-Scale Mining

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By Luis Manuel Claps  Faith and large-scale mining have something in common: they both move mountains. On many occasions, the Church has been an obstacle to industry’s efforts to expand into Latin …

Turkey’s Map of Environmental Injustices is now online!

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By Begum Ozkaynak and BOG – Bogazici University- EJOLT team “The Map of Environmental Injustices in Turkey” that we have been engaged in as EJOLT-Turkey, with the Political Ecology Working Group in …

Faulty Waste Management and Aarhus Convention Violations, Cases to the European Parliament: UKWIN seeks cases to help support an incinerator-free Europe

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By Amanda Blank and Shlomo Dowen (director of the UKWIN) Waste incineration is a method of waste disposal that still occurs throughout Europe despite its highly negative effects on air quality …

Map of Environmental Conflicts in Brazil

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By Joan Martinez Alier December 22nd, 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Chico Mendes (1944-1988) who defended the Amazon against deforestation in Acre, Brazil. Chico Mendes was a rubber gatherer …

Rio Tinto: compensation manipulation in southeast Madagascar

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By Shareen Elnaschie The remote region of Anosy in southeast Madagascar has been undergoing significant and rapid change due to mining-led development that has been clashing with local culture, stimulating dramatic shifts …

Barcelona Premiere of “The Carbon Rush” with Director Amy Miller in attendance

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By Leah Temper On Monday December 2nd, EJOLT in collaboration with Carbon Trade Watch, Ecologistas en Acción y El Observatorio de la Deuda en Globalización and GRAIN will screen the Barcelona …

Electrify -and Scorch- Africa

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By Amanda Blank Africa is a significant exporter of cheap energy, namely dirty fuels like gas, oil, coal, and uranium for nuclear energy. While energy is cheaply exported, the local consequences …

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