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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, …

ISEE conference, Puebla, Mexico, September 2018. Call for papers on the special session(s): Geographies of Environmental (in)Justice

By Sofia Avila and Joan Martínez-Alier (EnvJustice-ICTA-UAB). Over the last decades, movements asking for Environmental Justice have multiplied throughout the world. The spatial and symbolic expansion of these struggles is expressed …

Sri Lanka: a political ecology of socio-environmental conflicts and development projects

By Paola Bianca Camisani. Abstract  By analyzing 26 cases in the EJ Atlas for Sri Lanka, their causes, the impacts, the social actors involved, the forms of mobilization, and the main …

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

Can ecological distribution conflicts turn into forces for sustainability? A new paper from Arnim Scheidel, Leah Temper, Federico Demaria and Joan Martínez-Alier addresses in a systematic conceptual manner the question of why, through whom, …

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

By Arnim Scheidel, Leah Temper, Federico Demaria, Joan Martínez-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 …

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 …

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