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Bougainville: no justice for those who resisted environmental crimes

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As we feared in a recent opinion piece, the US Supreme Court’s decision to unarm the Alien Tort Statue (ATS) creates a fall-out for environmental justice cases worldwide. One and …

Eldorado Gold delays troubled gold mining project in Greece

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EJOLT has already reported on problems with gold mining in Greece in general (here and here) and more recently specifically on the rising conflict in Halkidiki (here and here). We received …

MEPs putting the brakes on fracking in Europe

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By Geraldine Ring from Fracking Free Ireland (Brussels) The European Parliament’s Environment Committee took on board concerns from their constituents on July 11 by voting in favour of an amendment to the …

A new epidose in the Chevron vs Ecuador saga

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Source: The Chevron Pit. As EJOLT reported earlier, here and here, one of the most prominent environmental lawsuit cases in the world is the case where some 30.000 Ecuadorians are seeking …

Large Useless Imposed Projects

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By Daniela Del Bene and Nick Meynen. The Third European Forum against Unnecessary Imposed Mega Projects will soon take place in Stuttgart, from 25th to 29th July. After the first two …

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NORWICH DECLARATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE:

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Money Can’t Buy Environmental Justice THIS DECLARATION EMERGED FROM A WORKSHOP HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA IN NORWICH, ENGLAND ON JUNE 20-22, 2013, ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE. WE, AN INTERNATIONAL …

Water justice: the first successful European Citizen’s Initiative

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By Nick Meynen. A petition calling for water justice has been accepted as the first European Citizen Initiative. A European citizens’ initiative is an invitation to the European Commission to propose …

Vacancy at ICTA in field of political ecology

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We are offering a post-doc fellowship on the field of political ecology at ICTA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Please, distribute the call to your colleagues. The European Network for …

Social Environmental Conflicts in Mexico. Nobody is Exempt

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By Isabel Cárdenas* “Conflictos socioambientales y alternativas de la sociedad civil”, presents an excellent overview of socio-environmental conflicts in Mexico. The multidimensional analysis of asymmetrical power relations includes a chapter by Fernanda …

Call for papers for a Special Issue on “mining conflicts and environmental justice”

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The growth in consumption and production has escalated the need for energy and raw materials, with resource use reaching exceptionally high levels worldwide. Contrary to beliefs that the economy will decouple from …

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