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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 …

Violence in environmental conflicts: the need for a multidimensional approach

By Grettel¬†Navas, Sara¬†Mingorria, Bernardo¬†Aguilar-Gonz√°lez.¬† AbstractAlthough studies on environmental conflicts have engaged with the subject of violence, a multidimensional approach has been lacking. Using data from 95 environmental conflicts in Central …

Environmental justice and the expanding geography of wind power conflicts

By Sofia Avila.¬†Abstract¬† Wind power is expanding globally. Simultaneously, a growing number of conflicts against large-scale wind farms are emerging in multiple locations around the world. As these processes occur, …

Sri Lanka: a political ecology of socio-environmental conflicts and development projects

By Paola Bianca¬†Camisani. Abstract¬† By analyzing 26 cases in the EJ Atlas for Sri Lanka, their causes, the impacts, the social actors involved, the forms of mobilization, and the main …

Who gets the HANPP (Human Appropriation of Net Primary Production) ? Biomass distribution and the bio -economy in the Tana Delta, Kenya

By Leah Temper¬†AbstractThe Tana Delta, on the east coast of Kenya near Somalia, comprises riverine mangrove forests, wetlands and rangelands and is home to a range of indigenous pastoralist, farmer …

Political ecology of water conflicts

By Beatriz Rodr√≠guez-Labajos, Joan Mart√≠nez-Alier¬†AbstractThis article reviews methodologies, types, and political implications of water conflicts from a political ecology perspective. The political ecology of water studies the conflicts on water …

From boomerangs to minefields and catapults: dynamics of trans-local resistance to land-grabs

By Leah¬†TemperAbstractThis paper explores the political processes that activists engaged in contesting land grabbing have triggered to connect claims across borders and to international institutions, regimes and processes. Through a …

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