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Environmental justice and corporate social irresponsibility: the case of the mining company Vale S.A.

By Beatriz Macchione Saes, Daniela Del Bene, Raquel Neyra, Lucrecia Wagner and Joan Martínez-Alier. Available to read here. OR https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-4422asoc20210014vu2021L4ID Abstract After the Vale’s tailings dam failure in Brumadinho (Minas Gerais) in …

Counter-reporting Sustainability from the Bottom up: the Case of the Construction Company WeBuild and Dam-related Conflicts

By Antonio Bontempi, Daniela Del Bene & Louisa Jane Di Felice.  Available at the Journal of Business Ethics (2021) Abstract Controversies around large-scale development projects offer many cases and insights which may be analyzed through the lenses …

On thin ice – The Arctic commodity extraction frontier and environmental conflicts

Recently published research in the magazine Ecological Economics about the socio-environmental conflicts and extractive projects in the Arctic region. Authors: Ksenija Hanaček, Markus Kröger, Arnim Scheidel, Facundo Rojas and Joan Martinez-Alier Abstract This …

Research Article: Nuclear supply chain and environmental justice struggles in Soviet and Post-Soviet countries

By Ksenija Hanaček & Joan Martinez-Alier ABSTRACT This article addresses and contributes to the discussion on nuclear supply chain socio-environmental conflicts in Soviet and post-Soviet contexts by bringing it together with nuclear peripheralization …

Environmental conflicts and defenders: A global overview

By Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Juan Liu, Grettel Navas, Sara Mingorría, Federico Demaria, Sofía Avila, Brototi Roy, Irmak Ertör, Leah Temper, Joan Martínez-AlierAbstract.Recent research and policies recognize the importance …

Environmental conflicts and defenders: a global view

By Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Juan Liu, Grettel Navas, Sara Mingorría,  Federico Demaria, Sofía Avila, Brototi Roy, Irmak Ertör, Leah Temper, Joan Martinez-Alier.A new article by the EnvJustice team at ICTA-UAB, based on …

“Garbage is Gold”: Waste-based Commodity Frontiers, Modes of Valorization and Ecological Distribution Conflicts

By Seth Schindler and Federico Demaria Abstract Waste is increasingly viewed as a resource rather than an externality. However, new waste management regimes must be introduced in order for value to be …

Mapping and Analyzing Ecological Distribution Conflicts in Andean Countries

By Mario Pérez-Rincón, Julieth Vargas-Morales, Joan Martínez-Alier.AbstractThe extractive sector is increasingly important in the GDP and export basket of the four Andean countries under study (ACs) (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia). The analysis of …

Who promotes sustainability? Five theses on the relationships between the degrowth and the environmental justice movements

By Bengi Abkulut, Federico Demaria, Julien-François Gerber, Joan Martínez-Alier.AbstractEnvironmental destructions, overconsumption and overdevelopment are felt by an increasing number of people. Voices for ‘prosperity without growth’ have strengthened and environmental conflicts …

Dam violence against environmental defenders

By Daniela del Bene.“Large hydro is a very big part of the solution. I fundamentally believe we have to be involved,” Rachel Kyte of the World Bank has stated. Big dams are …