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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 …

Clean Development Mechanism

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one of the three market based instruments developed under the Kyoto Protocol to reduce global carbon emissions. The other instruments are emissions trading (ET), …

Green Growth

The promises of Green Growth are striking – conserving nature, overcoming poverty, providing equity and creating jobs are all possible without additional investment in means of nature protection or damage …

Global constitutionalism

Reconstructing international law for environmental justice Given the internationalisation of problems, the interdependence of states, the introduction of new actors beyond states themselves and the relativisation of sovereignty, a new institutional …

Refocusing resistance for climate justice. COPing in, COPing out and beyond Paris

EJOLT Report 23: Refocusing resistance for climate justice. COPing in, COPing out and beyond Paris The full report can be downloaded here. Abstract The climate and environmental justice debates are heating up ahead …

The Steady-State Economy

‚ÄėAn economy with constant stocks of people and artefacts, maintained at some desired, sufficient levels by low rates of maintenance ‚Äėthroughput‚Äô, that is, by the lowest feasible flows of matter …

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