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A socio-metabolic perspective on environmental justice and degrowth movements

By Arnim Scheidel and Anke Schaffartzik.AbstractDegrowth and environmental justice movements share overarching aims of sustainability and justice and pursue them through radical social change and resistances. Both movements are diverse …

Environmental Justice Movements in India: An analysis of the multiple manifestations of violence.

By Brototi Roy and Joan Martinez-Alier.AbstractWith each passing year, defending land and water, livelihoods and cultures appears to become more violent. Against the alarming number of murders of environmental activists …

Ecological Distribution Conflicts in India. Some Insights on the Role of Violence

By Joan Martinez-Alier and Brototi Roy.The term Ecological Distribution Conflicts(EDCs) was coined about 20 years ago by ecological economists (Martinez-Alier and O‚ÄüConnor 1996) to describe social conflicts born from the …

A ‚Äėpolitical fungology‚Äô of China‚Äôs booming banana sector

By Robin Thiers, Juan Liu, Grettel Navas, Arnim Scheidel, Haifei MouAbstractChina‚Äôs commercial Cavendish banana production revolves around the mobilization of land, capital and labour, as well as the management of …

Political ecology in China

In past times, China‚Äôs presence in the world did not have the current environmental impact. Nowadays, China extracts 4,000 million tons of coal per year, three tons per person. This …

The expansion of intensive marine aquaculture in Turkey: The next‚Äźto‚Äźlast commodity frontier?

By Irmak Ertor, Miquel Ortega-CerdaAbstractAquaculture is one of the fastest growing food‚Äźproducing sectors, and its share in global seafood production is rising significantly compared with capture fisheries. This transforms seafood …

Ecological Distribution Conflicts and the Vocabulary of Environmental Justice

By Joan Martinez-Alier. AbstractThere is a fundamental clash between economy and the environment due to the growing social metabolism of industrial economies. Energy cannot be recycled. Therefore, the energy from …

Mapping the frontiers and front lines of global environmental justice: the EJAtlas

By Leah Temper, Daniela del Bene, Joan Martinez-AlierAbstractThis article highlights the need for collaborative research on ecological conflicts within a global perspective. As the social metabolism of our industrial economy …

The Global Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas): ecological distribution conflicts as forces for sustainability

By Leah¬†Temper, Federico¬†Demaria, Arnim¬†Scheidel, Daniela¬†Del¬†Bene, Joan¬†Martinez-Alier IntroductionThe environmental movement may be ‚Äúthe most comprehensive and influential movement of our time‚ÄĚ (Castells 1997: 67), representing for the ‚Äėpost-industrial‚Äô age what the …

More dams, more violence? A global analysis on resistances and repression around conflictive dams through co-produced knowledge

By Daniela¬†Del Bene, Arnim¬†Scheider, Leah¬†Temper¬† Abstract¬† The present article analyses a unique database of 220 dam-related environmental conflicts, retrieved from the Global Atlas on Environmental Justice (EJAtlas), and based on …

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