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NEW Thematic Map – Losing ground: How are India’s conservation efforts putting the local communities in peril?

By Eleonora Fanari. Biodiversity around the world is decreasing at an alarming rate. We are currently facing a ‘sixth mass extinction’ and governments and international bodies are planning to take action. The …

A global environmental justice movement: mapping ecological distribution conflicts

By Joan Martínez-Alier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)AbstractAbstract: The industrial economy is not circular, it is entropic, therefore requiring new supplies of energy and materials extracted from the “commodity frontiers”, and …

Environmental conflicts and defenders: A global overview

By Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Juan Liu, Grettel Navas, Sara Mingorría, Federico Demaria, Sofía Avila, Brototi Roy, Irmak Ertör, Leah Temper, Joan Martínez-AlierAbstract.Recent research and policies recognize the importance …

Environmental justice and the SDGs: from synergies to gaps and contradictions

 By Mary Menton, Carlos Larrea, Sara Latorre, Joan Martinez-Alier, Mika Peck, Leah Temper & Mariana Walter. AbstractThrough their synergies, trade-offs, and contradictions, the sustainable development goals (SDGs) have the potential …

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 cómo 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. 

“Garbage is Gold”: 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 …

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