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Court Verdict in the Netherlands: Ruling Against Shell Opens Prospects for Impacted Communities

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Press release from ERA/FoE Nigeria. The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed a Dutch appeals court ruling today (Friday December 18, 2015) which affirmed that Shell parent …

Todd Stern, why don’t you acknowledge the ecological debt?

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. In one of the last days of the COP21 in Paris in December 2015, where the pressure in the streets from the environmental justice movement was lacking, the …

Could ecocide become the fifth crime against peace in the Rome Statute?

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By Tjitske Lingsma.“The rainforest is our supermarket, our hospital, pharmacy, our school, and it is where we pray,” says Humberto Piaguaje, chief of Ecuador’s Secoya indigenous group, speaking at a …

The marketing behind poisoning people

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by Diana Aguiar (FASE), Alessandra Cardoso (INESC), and Marcela Vecchione (NAEA/UFPA). In the airport of Belém in the Amazonian state of Pará, Brazil, an advertisement of the French company Imerys states, …

Why Climate Justice activists are preparing to hack the Paris climate summit

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A new report by the global EJOLT project includes essays from climate justice activists and academics on how they aim to hack, resist and confront inaction and false solutions at …

Italian climate policy: doubling fossil fuel extraction

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By Camila Rolando Mazzuca.Today’s world energy production mainly derives from non-renewable sources and represents up to 47% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions for the 2000s decade. These emissions reinforce …

Chinese growth fueled by environmental destruction in Tibet

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By Daniela Del Bene (ICTA, UAB).“The number of Tibetans setting themselves ablaze is increasing at an alarming rate. […] In addition to several political, social, religious and economic factors, the …

Laudato si and the Ecological Debt

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By Joan Martinez Alier. The long awaited ecological encyclical, recently released by Pope Francis, gives a welcome boost to many issues that EJOLT has been working on. Yes, the Pope …

Alarming situation around a landfill in Montenegro

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By Jeta Beqiraj. After two years of clashes of residents from the municipality of Plav (Montenegro) against the waste collection in an open landfill on the historic Jerina Hill site, things …

Feature Map on the Permanent Peoples Tribunal Hearing on Corporate Human Rights Violations and Peoples Access to Justice

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On the anniversary of the UNHRC resolution, as states prepare for the first meeting of the intergovernmental working group for the elaboration of a UN Treaty on transnational corporations and …

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