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Rio+20: a failure to face our challenges and injustices

This morning, all the nine major groups within the UN system had a hard time to find anything positive coming out of Rio+20. Kiara Worth, the representative of the youth …

No Green Economy without Environmental Justice!

Twenty years after the Rio UNCED conference, our world is still deteriorating. The costs of inaction are accumulating: social, environmental and – least of all – economic cost. Those who …

EJOLT Report 4: Legal avenues for EJOs to claim environmental liability

From oil drilling disasters at the equator to climate change effects on the North Pole and from uranium mining in the desert to the dumping of toxic waste on the …

Legal avenues for EJOs to claim environmental liability

Ejolt Report 4: Legal avenues for EJOs to claim environmental liability EJOLT Report 4. Abstract Questions of global justice raise within transnational relations in the light of an ever increasing number of instances of …

Socio-ecological transitions and ecological justice

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Twenty years after Rio, the victories of Sustainable Development and, now, the Green Economy, are more noticeable in the field of rhetoric than in reality. The indicators as …

Gold in Greece: corporations create civil war

By Federico Demaria, Giorgios Kallis and Nick Meynen. A battle centered on gold mines in the north of Greece is turning violent. Because of the economical crisis, corporations are ‘buying’ at …

Summer School and Workshop on Political Ecology, Environmental Justice, and Conflicts

This course, held from July 2nd – July 11th 2012, examines the global movement for environmental justice and focuses on socio-environmental conflicts at different scales and in different forms. The course is based …

COLOMBIA : Communities struggling to stop El Quimbo dam in the Magdalena River

Since January 2012, the Upper Magdalena River is the scene of some bold civilian struggle for environmental justice. Communities affected by the proposed El Quimbo Dam project paralyzed dam construction by …

The greenwashing king of asbestos and the end of impunity

On February 13, an Italian court sentenced Swiss businessman Stephan Schmidheiny and Belgian Baron Jean-Louis Marie Ghislain de Cartier to 16 years imprisonment. They were found guilty for negligent behavior …

Indigenous environmentalism in Panama: Copper mining and hydroelectricity conflicts

(By Roberto Rivas Hermann) September 1985, Chiriquí province, Panamá. A decapitated body is found in a trench bordering with Costa Rica. The remains belong to Hugo Spadafora, an opposition leader. Noriega, …

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