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Learning and Teaching Through the Online Environmental Justice Atlas: From Empowering Activists to Motivating Students

By Mariana Walter, Lena Weber, Leah Temper. AbstractIn this paper we examined how the Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas),1 an online platform that was initially developed to make visible and systematize …

Our Unique Training Opportunities

We offer 3 kinds of training:1. Master in political ecology;This is the first Master of its kind, and one of the first in the world in the flourishing field of …

The Environmental Justice MOOC from the University of East Anglia: Take full advantage of this unique opportunity

This free 5-week online course is open to everyone around the world and usually starts in October. Understand how climate change, biodiversity loss and deforestation affect people, exploring justice in …

Teaching about the EJAtlas in China

See how members from our team (Arnim Scheidel,¬†Grettel Navas and¬†Juan Liu) taught an 8-week course in China about Political Ecology¬†¬†Vea c√≥mo los miembros de nuestro equipo (Arnim Scheidel, Grettel Navas …

Teaching advice from Washington University in St. Louis

Are you a student who is confused about how to begin your study of an environmental conflict? Follow the advice of Fellow Fiona Eckert, and use the Environmental Justice Atlas. 

‚ÄúGarbage is Gold‚ÄĚ: Waste-based Commodity Frontiers, Modes of Valorization and Ecological Distribution Conflicts

By Seth Schindler and Federico Demaria Abstract Waste is increasingly viewed as a resource rather than an externality. However, new waste management regimes must be introduced in order for value to be …

Ecological economics and degrowth: Proposing a future research agenda from the margins

By Ksenija¬†Hanańćek,¬†Brototi¬†Roy,¬†Sofia¬†Avila,¬†Giorgos¬†Kallis Abstract Research by ecological economists on degrowth is a flourishing field. Existing research has focused on limits to (green) growth and on economic alternatives for prospering without growth. Future research, …

The meaning of poverty matters: Trade-offs in poverty reduction programmes

By Gonzalo Gamboa,¬†Sara Mingorr√≠a¬†and¬†Arnim Scheidel Abstract Poverty has many different dimensions, yet few poverty reduction policies take an integrated approach to multidimensional poverty. Many continue to focus predominantly on income and employment …

Environmental Conflicts Related to Urban Expansion Involving Agrarian Communities in Central Mexico

By Victoria Ruiz Rinc√≥n,¬†Joan Mart√≠nez-Aliera¬†and¬†Sara Mingorria Abstract Rural territories and cultures have been increasingly sacrificed through depopulation, invasion by infrastructure, and the presence of industries which are incompatible with agriculture. Meanwhile, the …

Eco-Imperial Relations: The Roots of Dispossessive and Unequal Accumulation

By¬†Gustavo¬†A.¬†Garc√≠a L√≥pez,¬†Grettel¬†NavasIntroductionOver the last decades, ‚Äúimperialism‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúenvironment‚ÄĚ have become closely linked concepts (Arnold 2015). Traditionally, scholars of empire had tended to ignore environmental issues (Arnold 2015; Foster and Clark …

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