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A century of Italian dams: did they serve environmental justice?

New research unpacks the sustainability disclosures of the Italian construction company WeBuild (formerly Salini Impregilo) Picture | The Gibe III dam, Ethiopia. Credits:  © Fausto Podavini, ‘Omo Change’ project ‘We build value’. …

New Research Article:”(Counter)mapping renewables: Space, justice, and politics of wind and solar power in Mexico”

By Sofia Avila, Yannick Deniau, Alevgul H. Sorman and James McCarthy. Find the full Research Article here: https://doi.org/10.1177/25148486211060657 Abstract The ongoing expansion of renewable energies entails major spatial reconfigurations with social, environmental, and political dimensions. These …

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 …

Teaching about the EJAtlas in China

See how members from our team (Arnim Scheidel, Grettel Navas and Juan Liu) taught an 8-week course in China about Political Ecology  Vea cómo los miembros de nuestro equipo (Arnim Scheidel, Grettel Navas …

“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 …

Environmental Justice Movements in India: An analysis of the multiple manifestations of violence.

By Brototi Roy and Joan Martinez-Alier.AbstractWith each passing year, defending land and water, livelihoods and cultures appears to become more violent. Against the alarming number of murders of environmental activists …

A ‘political fungology’ of China’s booming banana sector

By Robin Thiers, Juan Liu, Grettel Navas, Arnim Scheidel, Haifei MouAbstractChina’s commercial Cavendish banana production revolves around the mobilization of land, capital and labour, as well as the management of …

Political ecology in China

In past times, China’s presence in the world did not have the current environmental impact. Nowadays, China extracts 4,000 million tons of coal per year, three tons per person. This …

Researchers from ICTA-UAB instructed a summer course on sustainability in China

By EnvJustice, ICTA-UABInvited by the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University (NWAFU), three researchers from the EnvJustice Project, Juan Liu, Arnim Scheidel and Grettel Navas, carried out a summer course entitled …