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Violence and visibility in oil palm and sugarcane conflicts: the case of Polochic Valley, Guatemala

By Sara Mingorr√≠a. Environmental Science and Technology Institute of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA- UAB)¬†Abstract. Over the last two decades, the expansion of oil palm and sugarcane plantations in …

Health as dignity: political ecology, epistemology and challenges to environmental justice movements

By Marcelo Firpo Porto (1), Diogo Rocha Ferreira and Renan FinamoreNational School of Public Health / Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil(1) Author to whom any correspondence should be addressed¬†AbstractThe article discusses …

Evolution of the environmental justice movement: activism, formalization and differentiation

By Alejandro Colsa Perez, Bernadette Grafton, Paul Mohai (1), Rebecca Hardin, Katy Hintzen and Sara Orvis School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, 440 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI …

Transforming knowledge creation for environmental and epistemic justice;

By Leah Temper and Daniela Del Bene. Abstract Environmental Justice is both a field of study and a social movement. This dialectical relationship between theory and praxis constitutes the basis of its …

Corridors of Resistance: Stopping oil and gas pipelines

The Unist‚Äôot‚Äôen camp in North-Western British Colombia, Canada, is front and centre in a global battle for climate and energy justice.Since 2011 they have been maintaining a check-point controlling access …

Is there a global environmental justice movement?

By Joan Martinez-Alier, Leah Temper, Daniela Del Bene,¬†Arnim Scheidel Abstract One of the causes of the increasing number of ecological distribution conflicts around the world is the changing metabolism of the economy …

Ecological Distribution Conflicts

The term Ecological Distribution Conflicts (EDCs) was coined by Martinez Alier and Martin O‚ÄôConnor (1996) to describe social conflicts born from the unfair access to natural resources and the unjust …

Global patterns of metal extractivism, 1950‚Äď2010: Providing the bones for the industrial society’s skeleton

By Anke Schaffartzik, Andreas Mayer, Nina Eisenmenger and Fridolin Krausmann. Abstract During the second half of the 20th century, mining expanded globally and must be considered one of the dominant forms of …

The unequal exchange of Dutch cheese and Kenyan roses: Introducing and testing an LCA-based methodology for estimating ecologically unequal exchange

By Martin Oulu. Abstract The theory of ecologically unequal exchange (EUE) posits that international trade is structurally organized in a manner that allows a net transfer of resources from peripheral developing to …

Dematerialization

The term dematerialization refers to a reduction (in fact a tremendous reduction) in the quantity of materials used to serve the production and consumption needs of our societies. Dematerialization is …

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