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Socio-ecological transitions and ecological justice

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. Twenty years after Rio, the victories of Sustainable Development and, now, the Green Economy, are more noticeable in the field of rhetoric than in reality. The indicators as …

Inclusive green growth or extractive greenwashed decay

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By Patrick Bond. The debate over the Green Economy rages on next month in Rio de Janeiro, at the International Society for Ecological Economics meetings, the Cupulo dos Povos alternative people’s summit, and the UN’s …

Greeks don’t want gold. A normal life will just do.

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By Nick Meynen and Katarina Annaniou Real wages declined with 25%. Youth unemployment is above 50%. The number of people applying for food aid is fast rising. Malnutrition among children is …

The story of REDD: a real solution to deforestation?

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In December 2008, while following the climate negotiations in Poznan, I had raised a REDD alarm in a short article on how a new financial scheme to ‘protect’ forests was …

EJOLT is making a difference: positive ruling by Supreme Court of India on shipbreaking

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Good news from India: the Supreme Court is putting the movement of the US owned hazardous end-of-life vessel named ‘Oriental Nicety’ under its watch. This follows a demand made by …

Follow-up on EJOLT REPORT 1 – shipbreaking

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While 4 ejolt reports are in the pipeline for publication in the coming two months, our work does not end with the publication of a report. We gave 15 copies …

Environmental liabilities of Repsol fiercely debated in Argentina

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By JMA and Nick Meynen In late April 2012, the Argentine government shocked oil markets by re-nationalizing the YPF oil company. President Cristina Fernandez (who succeeded her late husband Néstor Kirchner) belongs …

Unconventional oil and gas: signs of a system in crisis

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The mid-term fate of which fuel will drive Europe might be decided by an answer to this very simple question: are the French and Bulgarian victories in the fights against …

The age of Yasuni: an activist video game

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By Accion Ecológica. For several years, Accion Ecológica and Oilwatch have led a campaign to prevent the drilling of crude oil in Yasuní National Park, managing to get this position to …

Exploitation of tar sands: a failure on the path to an energy and ecological transition

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By Pierre Johnson  (REEDS)  Despite an activist victory to avoid the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline over a sensitive area, oil from Alberta State in Canada is still likely to …

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