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Who gets the HANPP (Human Appropriation of Net Primary Production) ? Biomass distribution and the bio -economy in the Tana Delta, Kenya

By Leah Temper¬†AbstractThe Tana Delta, on the east coast of Kenya near Somalia, comprises riverine mangrove forests, wetlands and rangelands and is home to a range of indigenous pastoralist, farmer …

Political ecology of water conflicts

By Beatriz Rodr√≠guez-Labajos, Joan Mart√≠nez-Alier¬†AbstractThis article reviews methodologies, types, and political implications of water conflicts from a political ecology perspective. The political ecology of water studies the conflicts on water …

From boomerangs to minefields and catapults: dynamics of trans-local resistance to land-grabs

By Leah¬†TemperAbstractThis paper explores the political processes that activists engaged in contesting land grabbing have triggered to connect claims across borders and to international institutions, regimes and processes. Through a …

Inside and beyond the Petro-State frontiers: geography of environmental conflicts in Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution

By Emiliano¬†Teran-Mantovani.Venezuela is well known for its century-old oil economy, which has significantly shaped its social fabrics, territories, and eco-systems. Since 1999, the Bolivarian Revolution has led to important transformations …

Ecological distribution conflicts as forces for sustainability: an overview and conceptual framework

By Arnim¬†Scheidel, Leah¬†Temper, Federico¬†Demaria, Joan¬†Mart√≠nez-AlierAbstractCan ecological distribution conflicts turn into forces for sustainability? This overview paper addresses in a systematic conceptual manner the question of why, through whom, how, and …

‚ÄėWe have a right to breathe clean air‚Äô: the emerging environmental justice movement against waste incineration in cement kilns in Spain

By Amaranta¬†Herrero and Mariel¬†VilellaAbstractWaste is increasingly being used as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels in cement kilns worldwide. This has led to the emergence of socio-environmental conflicts in many …

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 …

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