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The Post-Development Dictionary agenda: paths to the pluriverse

By Federico Demaria & Ashish Kothari AbstractThis article lays out both a critique of the oxymoron ‘sustainable development’, and the potential and nuances of a Post-Development agenda. We present ecological swaraj …

Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Anthropocene

By Grettel Navas. ​On 24 and 25 April 2017, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (Colorado State University) held a most fruitful “Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Anthropocene” conference. It …

Revisiting the Image of Limited Good. On Sustainability, Thermodynamics, and the Illusion of Creating Wealth

By Paul Trawick and Alf Hornborg. Abstract Two worldviews are now contending for cultural dominance: the open-system model long promoted by economists, here called the “image of unlimited good,” and a more …

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 …

European Citizen Summit: a different vision for Europe

The European Union (EU) should leave behind its economic growth obsession and focus instead on more transparent and sustainable policies, according to hundreds of people gathered at the flagship European …

EU plans to cancel environmental policies

By Nick Meynen Translated from the Dutch version. The announcement of the team of president-elect of the European commission Jean-Claude Juncker’s is like a corporate coup and destruction of 25 years of …

Between activism and science: grassroots concepts for sustainability coined by Environmental Justice Organizations

“The world of EJOs (Environmental Justice Organisations) has come to exist because of the many conflicts caused by the increase of social metabolism and global inequalities of power and income. …

Support Mapping Environmental Justice Conflicts in the United States

By Alejandro Colsa, Bernadette Grafton, Katy Hintzen and Sara Orvis. As students at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment we consider ourselves lucky to be part of an …

Which sustainability is discussed at the World Forests Summit?

By Winnie Overbeek. While the big players in the field of tree plantations gather in Sweden, EJOLT reports from the reality of their expansion in the South. The debates on sustainability …

NEW EJOLT REPORT: Mining from an environmental justice perspective

While world population increased 72 percent between 1970 and 2004, extraction of construction materials grew by 106 percent. The total consumption and extraction increased for practically all mineral resources – …

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