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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 …

Jade is anything but green

By Nick Meynen.Ancient Asian art gave jade gemstones a cult status. But today, nothing in the extraction of jade is even remotely morally correct or justifiable.Jade is the diamond of …

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 …

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

By Mario Pérez-Rincón, Julieth Vargas-Morales, Zulma Crespo-MarínAbstractIn 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 …

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

By Begüm Özkaynak, Cem İskender Aydιn, Pιnar Ertör-Akyazι & Irmak Ertör. Abstract The Gezi Park demonstrations that took place from June 2013 onwards across Turkey generated widespread interest and coverage. The lack …

Map of most influential environmental justice conflicts in the US

The 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in recent American history are now included in our Global Atlas of Environmental Justice. The U.S. cases were compiled by the University of …

Map of most influential environmental justice conflicts in the US is released this week

[BRUSSELS, 25 June 2014] The 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in recent American history are now included in a Global Atlas of Environmental Justice. The U.S. cases were compiled …

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