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Gendered geographies of violence: a multiple case study analysis of murdered women environmental defenders

By Dalena Le Tran, Joan Martinez-Alier, Grettel Navas, Sara MingorriaAbstractThis study illustrates how, despite the diversity of women environmental defenders and their movements around the world, there are near-universal patterns …

Seven main collective articles from the EJAtlas & EnvJustice project

1) Mapping the frontiers and front lines of global environmental justice: the EJAtlas, by L Temper, D Del Bene, J Martinez-Alier. 2015. Journal of Political Ecology 22 (1), 255-278.¬†https://doi.org/10.2458/v22i1.211082) Is …

Movements shaping climate futures: A systematic mapping of protests against fossil fuel and low-carbon energy projects

By¬†Leah Temper, Sofia Avila, Daniela Del Bene, Jennifer Gobby, Nicolas Kosoy, Philippe Le Billon, Joan Martinez-Alier, Patricia Perkins, Brototi Roy, Arnim Scheidel¬†and¬†Mariana WalterAbstractIn this article we undertake a systematic mapping …

Iron ore peripheries in the extractive boom: A comparison between mining conflicts in India and Brazil

By Beatriz Macchione Saes¬†and Arpita BishtAbstractThe emerging economies of India and Brazil¬†experienced a strong increase in iron ore¬†extraction during the late commodities boom. Despite similar extraction trends, these economies followed …

Talk renewables, walk coal: The paradox of India’s energy transition

By Brototi Roy and Anke Schaffartzik (Universitat Aut√≤noma de Barcelona)AbstractCoal is on the rise in India: despite the devasting impacts of the climate crisis, the awareness for land and forest …

A global environmental justice movement: mapping ecological distribution conflicts

By Joan Mart√≠nez-Alier (Universitat Aut√≤noma de Barcelona)AbstractAbstract: The industrial economy is not circular, it is entropic, therefore requiring new supplies of energy and materials extracted from the ‚Äúcommodity frontiers‚ÄĚ, and …

Environmental conflicts and defenders: A global overview

By Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Juan Liu, Grettel Navas, Sara Mingorr√≠a, Federico Demaria, Sof√≠a Avila, Brototi Roy, Irmak Ert√∂r, Leah Temper, Joan Mart√≠nez-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 …

‚ÄúGarbage is Gold‚ÄĚ: 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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