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Ecological debt

The present societal use of resources is not sustainable in the long run, mainly because the costs associated with unsustainable activities do not affect those that carry out these activities. …

Apiculture vs. Transgenic-soybean in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Monsanto Co. applied in February 2012 to upgrade its Mexican soybean plantations, occupying around 250 thousand ha, from the status of ‚Äėpilot program‚Äė to ‚Äėcommercial‚Äô. Some 26% of these are …

Opposition to gold mining at Bergama, Turkey

For much of the 1990s, the tourist town of Bergama was the epicentre of Turkey‚Äôs most effective and visible environmental social movement against a multinational mining corporation aiming to establish …

The Angostura Mining Project in the Paramo of Santurban, Colombia

The Angostura Project is located 67 kilometres (41 miles) northeast of Bucaramanga, the capital of Santander. Santander boasts several areas with gold resources, thus there are different kinds of mining …

Accumulation by dispossession

The transition to capitalism has often been preceded by land appropriation by large private landowners and/or by the state, through different kinds of ‚Äėenclosure movements‚Äô, physical as well as legal. …

Entropy

A simple way to grasp the fundamental meaning of entropy is to consider that all processes of change are irreversible. Examples include natural processes, such as the growing of a …

Multicriteria evaluation for enhanced Environmental Justice

Decision processes exclusively¬†focussing on monetary aspects¬†face increasing criticism andresistance. The public feels¬†that in this way, important¬†impacts and values are¬†neglected. Values like¬† land rights,¬† human life,¬†aesthetics,¬† cultural significance,¬†sacredness,¬† biodiversity, etc.¬† cannot¬†be adequately …

Guide to Multicriteria Evaluation for Environmental Justice Organisations

Ejolt report 8:¬†Guide to Multicriteria Evaluation for Environmental Justice Organisations The low resolution report can be downloaded here. The high resolution report can be downloaded here. Abstract This introduction to multicriteria evaluation methods for …

Environmental governance

Governance is what authorities do. It refers to the practical management of power and policy. Governance may be exercised by a government (nation state), a corporation (business entity), through customary …

Complexity

Complexity is a condition of systems composed of many interconnected parts, where the behaviour of the whole system cannot be fully understood by simply analysing the behaviour of its components. …

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