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The map of conflicts related to environmental injustice and health in Brazil

By Diogo¬†Ferreira¬†da¬†Rocha, Marcelo¬†Firpo¬†Porto, Tania¬†Pacheco, Jean¬†Pierre¬†LeroyAbstractThis article discusses the experience of the map of conflicts related to environmental injustices and health in Brazil and its potential contribution to international movements for …

Valuation Languages Along the Coal Chain From Colombia to the Netherlands and to Turkey

By Andrea CardosoAbstractEnvironmental goods and bads are accumulated and unequally distributed along the coal supply chain, producing environmental injustices where actors deployed values and representations of coal to either resist …

The Post-Development Dictionary agenda: paths to the pluriverse

By Federico Demaria & Ashish Kothari AbstractThis article lays out both a critique of the oxymoron ‚Äėsustainable development‚Äô, and the potential and nuances of a Post-Development agenda. We present ecological swaraj …

Contesting energy transitions: wind power and conflicts in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

By Sofia Avila-Calero,¬†Universitat Aut√≤noma de Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainAbstractThis article studies the expansion of large-scale wind energy projects on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Mexico) and local socio-environmental conflicts that have emerged …

The price of an apology: justice, compensation and rectification

By John O’Neill, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, Arthur Lewis Building, Manchester AbstractQuestions about monetary compensation for environmental damage have been at the centre of debates on the defensibility …

China has a plan – Peak Coal and the new Silk Road

This Article is written by Joan Martinez Alier and Federico Demaria and has been by the Ecologist on 25th July.China’s contribution to global climate change will increase from oil and …

Ecologically unequal exchange and ecological debt. Introduction to the special section. J. of Political Ecology,

 By Alf Hornborg and J. Martinez-Alier.AbstractThis article introduces a Special Section on Ecologically Unequal Exchange (EUE), an underlying source of most of the environmental distribution conflicts in our time. The …

Changing social metabolism and environmental conflicts in India and South America

By Joan Martinez-Alier, F. Demaria, Leah Temper, M. WalterAbstractFirstly, we present some environmental conflicts gathered in 2016 in the EJAtlas, selecting a few that have implied deaths of environmental defenders …

Commercial and biophysical deficits in South America, 1990‚Äď2013

By P. Samaniego, M.C. Vallejo, J. Martinez-AlierAbstractThis article analyses the Physical Trade Balances (PTB) of five South American economies since 1990. Both exports and imports (measured in tonnes) increased but …

Network effects in environmental justice struggles: An investigation of conflicts between mining companies and civil society organizations from a network perspective

By Cem Iskender Aydin, Begum Ozkaynak , Beatriz Rodr√≠guez-Labajos, Taylan YenilmezAbstractThis paper examines conflicts that occur between mining companies and civil society organizations (CSOs) around the world and offers an …

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