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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 …

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 …

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 …

Revisiting the Image of Limited Good. On Sustainability, Thermodynamics, and the Illusion of Creating Wealth

By Paul Trawick and Alf Hornborg. Abstract Two worldviews are now contending for cultural dominance: the open-system model long promoted by economists, here called the ‚Äúimage of unlimited good,‚ÄĚ and a more …

The Gezi Park Resistance from an Environmental Justice and Social Metabolism Perspective

By Beg√ľm √Ėzkaynak, Cem ńįskender AydőĻn, PőĻnar Ert√∂r-AkyazőĻ & Irmak Ert√∂r. Abstract The Gezi Park demonstrations that took place from June 2013 onwards across Turkey generated widespread interest and coverage. The lack …

Reversing the arrow of arrears: The concept of ‚Äúecological debt‚ÄĚ and its value for environmental justice

By Rikard Warlenius, Gregory Pierce and Vasna Ramasar AbstractThe ecological debt concept emerged in the early 1990s from within social movements driven by rising environmental awareness, emerging Western consciousness of responsibility …

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