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Ecological distribution conflicts and sustainability: lessons from the post-socialist European semi-periphery

By Jovanka¬†Ň†pirińáAbstractUnderstanding how ecological distribution conflicts (EDCs) have changed through the transition from socialism to capitalism in the European semi-periphery can provide valuable lessons for global efforts towards sustainability. This …

Trends in social metabolism and environmental conflicts in four Andean countries from 1970 to 2013

By Mario¬†P√©rez-Rinc√≥n, Julieth¬†Vargas-Morales, Zulma¬†Crespo-Mar√≠nAbstractIn the global map of environmental injustices (http://www.ejatlas.com), the Andean countries (AC) report many ecological distribution conflicts. Our hypothesis is that the patterns of such conflicts are …

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 …

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