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Cruelty and Impunity in the Amazon

By Felipe Milanez, from Maraba.  Last Thursday, another chapter in the history of violence and impunity in the Amazon was written in Brazil. In a trial to determine the guilt of …

Industrial tree plantations in the global South for energy in Europe: a crazy idea?

By Winnie Overbeek.  Some years ago, a Dutch consultant approached the World Rainforest Movement to give comments on an idea. On behalf of his government, he was researching the viability of …

BRICS meet for the scramble of Africa (the sequel)

By Nick Meynen. When in 2001 the term BRIC was coined to group emerging economies Brazil, Russia, India and China – nobody saw them as a block challenging the likes …

Devlin Kuyek on the ProSavana project2

Imagine a land of 14 million hectares, bigger than Switzerland and Austria combined. Populated by millions of farming families that together practice shifting cultivation. Now imagine a foreign consultant saying …

Environmental risk, health and justice: the protagonism of affected populations in the production of knowledge

EJOLT collaborators Marcelo Firpo and Renan Finamore recently published an article entitled “Environmental risk, health and justice: the protagonism of affected populations in the production of knowledge” in a prestigious …

Recognizing Biopiracy

By Nick Meynen Biopiracy is a concept introduced in 1993 by Pat Mooney and made popular by Vandana Shiva and other authors to describe a situation where indigenous or peasant knowledge …

After Rio+20, Brazil’s Cemetery of Mangroves and Fisherfolks

In a follow-up on the report Activists speaking at the People’s Summit are killed – we bring a blog from EJOLT partner Nnimmo Bassey. He visited the conflict zone …

Rio+20 ‘compensates’ emissions with Brazilian CDM credits. Bad idea.

Those that participated in the Rio+20 conference must have noticed that the UN was proud to ‘compensate’ all carbon emissions from the conference through buying credits from Brazilian CDM projects …

Activists speaking at the Peoples’ Summit are killed

EJOLT partner Professor Marcelo Firpo has just send us a sad message: “I was with two fishermen on 19 June in a meeting at Peoples´Summit discussing the impacts of big projects …

EJOLT on a forest field trip in Brazil

By Rikard Warlenius We’re bumping on a sand road in Carlos’ trade union car. On the left side straight rows of 15-meter high eucalyptus trees are passing by. The plantation – …

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