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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 …

Environmental justice and Chinese dam-building in the global South

By Giuseppina Siciliano, Daniela Del Bene, Arnim Scheidel, Juan Liu, Frauke Urban. AbstractChinese investments in large hydropower dams have rapidly increased all over the world in the last 20 years. …

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 …

Environmental Justice MOOC

Free online course on Environmental Justice starting in OctoberEnrolment is now open for the new Environmental Justice MOOC run by the University of East Anglia and FutureLearn. This MOOC includes …

Master’s Degree in Political Ecology. Degrowth and Environmental Justice

Starting on 1 October 2018, maximum 35 students will get the opportunity to follow classes given in Barcelona and in English from top scientists on these topics. The impressive line-up …

Ecological Distribution Conflicts and the Vocabulary of Environmental Justice

By Joan Martinez-Alier. AbstractThere is a fundamental clash between economy and the environment due to the growing social metabolism of industrial economies. Energy cannot be recycled. Therefore, the energy from …

Mapping the frontiers and front lines of global environmental justice: the EJAtlas

By Leah Temper, Daniela del Bene, Joan Martinez-AlierAbstractThis article highlights the need for collaborative research on ecological conflicts within a global perspective. As the social metabolism of our industrial economy …

Environmental justice and the expanding geography of wind power conflicts

By Sofia Avila. Abstract  Wind power is expanding globally. Simultaneously, a growing number of conflicts against large-scale wind farms are emerging in multiple locations around the world. As these processes occur, …

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