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Life in the deathly mists of the soy industry in Argentina

By Nick Meynen. In Ituzaing√≥, a small city in Argentina, a battle of David against Goliath is brewing. In a lawsuit that started on July 11, a lawyer is suing a …

EJOLT partner CDCA: new english website with conflict map and more

The CDCA ‚Äď Documentation Centre on Environmental Conflicts, now an autonomous non profit organisation, was founded in October 2007 by the Italian Association ‚ÄúA Sud‚ÄĚ. Its mission is to research …

After Rio+20, Brazil’s Cemetery of Mangroves and Fisherfolks

In a follow-up on the report Activists speaking at the People’s Summit are killed – we bring a blog from EJOLT partner Nnimmo Bassey. He visited the conflict zone …

Ten African countries going for the green economy of the 1%

By Michele Maynard. The recently adopted text ‚ÄúThe Future We Want‚ÄĚ by Heads of States attending the Rio+20 Earth Summit is, yet again, a reflection of the narrow interests of the …

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Rio+20 ‚Äėcompensates‚Äô emissions with Brazilian CDM credits. Bad idea.

Those that participated in the Rio+20 conference must have noticed that the UN was proud to ‚Äėcompensate‚Äô all carbon emissions from the conference through buying credits from Brazilian CDM projects …

Activists speaking at the Peoples’ Summit are killed

EJOLT partner Professor Marcelo Firpo has just send us a sad message: “I was with two fishermen on 19 June in a meeting at Peoples¬īSummit discussing the impacts of big projects …

EJOLT on a forest field trip in Brazil

By Rikard Warlenius We’re bumping on a sand road in Carlos’ trade union car. On the left side straight rows of 15-meter high eucalyptus trees are passing by. The plantation ‚Äď …

Rio +20: Green economy vs Ecological debt

By Rikard Warlenius The high-level UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week was called an ‚ÄĚepic failure‚ÄĚ by Greenpeace and other environmental organizations. Their disappointments are reminiscent of …

Chico Mendez - killed for defending the environment (Photo credit: Luiz Fernando / Sonia Maria)

Killed while fighting for environmental justice

By Joan Martinez-Alier One of EJOLT‚Äôs main tasks is to collect and map a large inventory (not less than 2000 cases) of environmental conflicts. Some will be success stories of forests …

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 …


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