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Chico Mendez - killed for defending the environment (Photo credit: Luiz Fernando / Sonia Maria)

Killed while fighting for environmental justice

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By Joan Martinez-Alier One of EJOLT’s main tasks is to collect and map a large inventory (not less than 2000 cases) of environmental conflicts. Some will be success stories of forests …

Rio+20: a failure to face our challenges and injustices

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This morning, all the nine major groups within the UN system had a hard time to find anything positive coming out of Rio+20. Kiara Worth, the representative of the youth …


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Statement from ANPED on the state of negotiations and the total lack of environmental justice! We – the civil society organizations and social and justice movements who have responded to the …

No Green Economy without Environmental Justice!

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Twenty years after the Rio UNCED conference, our world is still deteriorating. The costs of inaction are accumulating: social, environmental and – least of all – economic cost. Those who …

EJOLT REPORT 3: An overview of industrial tree plantations in the global South. Conflicts, trends and resistance struggles

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As we write from the Rio+20 conference center, we see environmentalists and policymakers from all over the world gathering for the most important environmental conference in this decennium. They will …

EJOLT contributor Marc Ona arrested!

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By Khadija Sharife. When does a man – bound to a wheelchair – become an Enemy of the State? When Marc Ona arrived at the recent three day *New York …

Dispatch from Canada: Dutch disease, Greek Disease or Oil Sands Fever in the Pipeline? Plus Chevron-Texaco case lands in Canada!

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By Leah Temper. Spatulas against Woks, wooden spoons against colanders, pots meeting pans – this is the sound of discontent in Canada these past few weeks. The student mobilizations in Quebec …

Mining through military rule in Peru

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By Leah Temper & Joan Martinez Alier Several districts in Peru have been put under military rule through a state of emergency after protests from local inhabitants were met with violent …

Nature Kenya Campaign Saves Dakatcha Woodlands and Puts Jatropha in the dock

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By Leah Temper A campaign by EJOLT Partner Nature Kenya and other EJOs has saved the Dakatcha Woodland Important Bird Area (IBA) from destruction from biofuel crops after Kenya’s National Environmental …

EJOLT Report 5: Issues in the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity

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The Nagoya Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity in October 2010 had the economics of biodiversity as one of its core topics. Some weeks before the meeting, …