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Latest News: Joan Martinez-Alier Named 2023 Holberg Prize Laureate

The Holberg Prize‚ÄĒone of the largest international prizes awarded annually to an outstanding researcher in the humanities, social sciences, law or theology‚ÄĒnamed Joan Martinez-Alier as its 2023 Laureate. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Joan Martinez-Alier …

Not victims, but fighters: A global overview on women’s leadership in anti-mining struggles

Authors:¬†Francisco Venes¬†(University of Coimbra),¬†Stefania Barca¬†(University of Santiago de Compostela),¬†Grettel Navas¬†(University of Chile). Available now in the Journal of Political Ecology. Abstract While it is known that women have a strong presence in struggles …

Beyond women and men: How extractive projects perpetuate gendered violence against environmental defenders in Southeast Asia

By Dalena Tran Universitat Aut√≤noma de Barcelona, Institut de Ci√®ncia i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB), Barcelona, Spain https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2023.2174853 ABSTRACT Discussion of gendered violence during environmental conflicts often centers on women‚Äôs issues without situating them …

Abisaí Pérez Romero РIn Memoriam

Con profundo dolor lamentamos la muerte de Abisa√≠ P√©rez Romero, colega, reportero y y estudiante de √ļltimo grado de la carrera de Comunicaci√≥n y Cultura la Universidad Aut√≥noma de la …

New: “Gendered violence martyring Filipina environmental defenders”

New research by DalenaTran, from Universitat Aut√≤noma de Barcelona, Institut de Ci√®ncia i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB), Spain. Read it now in the journal of The Extractive Industries and Society at Science …

Coastal sand mining of heavy mineral sands: Contestations, resistance, and ecological distribution conflicts at HMS extraction frontiers across the world

By Arpita Bisht and¬†Joan Martinez-Alier First published: 27 December 2022 https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.13358 Abstract Coastal sand mining for metals involves extraction of heavy mineral sands (HMS), which are sedimentary deposits of dense minerals that accumulate in …

Arts, place, and sacrifice zones: restoration of damaged relational values in a Chilean sacrifice zone

By Teresa Sanz¬†&¬†Beatriz Rodr√≠guez-Labajos. Teresa Sanz Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Aut√≤noma de Barcelona, Campus de la UAB, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vall√®s, Barcelona, Spain Beatriz Rodr√≠guez-Labajos Johns Hopkins University-Universitat Pompeu Fabra Public …

Ecologies of contention: how more-than-human natures shape contentious actions and politics

By Arnim Scheidel, Juan Liu, Daniela Del Bene, Sara Mingorria¬†& Sergio Villamayor-Tomas. Read it now at The Journal of Peasant Studies.¬† ABSTRACT Which role plays the more-than-human world in shaping the possibilities for …

Joan Martínez Alier keynote lecture on the 2022 Balzan Prizewinners Announcement

On the occasion of the 2022 Balzan Prizewinners Announcement, Joan Mart√≠nez Alier, 2020 Balzan Prize winner for “Environmental Challenges: Responses from the Social Sciences and the Humanities”, gave a keynote …

Struggles for just conservation: an analysis of India’s biodiversity conservation conflicts

Author: Eleonora Fanari New publication Struggles for just conservation: an analysis of India’s biodiversity conservation conflicts by EnvJustice team member, Eleonora Fanari. DOI:¬†https://doi.org/10.2458/jpe.5214 Abstract The protection of the Earth’s remaining biodiversity continues to be …


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