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Mining struggles in Argentina. The keys of a successful story of mobilisation

By Mariana Walter and Lucrecia Wagner Paper in collaboration with the Environmental Justice Atlas. Original paper at The Extractive Industries and Society journal. Abstract This paper explores an intriguing case of environmental mobilisation in the …

Resistance as governance: Transformative strategies forged on the frontlines of extractivism in Canada

By Jen Gobby, Leah Temper, Matthew Burket and Nicolas von Ellenrieder. From the journal The Extractive Industries and Society, 2021. Article based on the analysis of cases from the EJAtlas. Abstract Attempts in Canada …

EJOLT, EnvJustice and EJAtlas main work on Leaving Fossil Fuels Underground (LFFU) cases

1) Towards a Post-oil Civilization. Yasunization and Other Initiatives to Leave Fossil Fuels in the Soil. By Temper, L., Y√°nez, I., Sharife, K., Ojo, G., Martinez-Alier, J., CANA, Combes, M., …

Mapping ecological distribution conflicts: The EJAtlas

By Joan Martinez-Alier Abstract This article describes the origins of the terms ‚Äúenvironmental justice‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúenvironmentalism of the poor and the indigenous‚ÄĚ since the 1980s. In 2012 the collection of ‚Äúecological distribution …

Gendered geographies of violence: a multiple case study analysis of murdered women environmental defenders

By Dalena Le Tran, Joan Martinez-Alier, Grettel Navas, Sara MingorriaAbstractThis study illustrates how, despite the diversity of women environmental defenders and their movements around the world, there are near-universal patterns …

Seven main collective articles from the EJAtlas & EnvJustice project

1) Mapping the frontiers and front lines of global environmental justice: the EJAtlas, by L Temper, D Del Bene, J Martinez-Alier. 2015. Journal of Political Ecology 22 (1), 255-278.¬†https://doi.org/10.2458/v22i1.211082) Is …

Movements shaping climate futures: A systematic mapping of protests against fossil fuel and low-carbon energy projects

By¬†Leah Temper, Sofia Avila, Daniela Del Bene, Jennifer Gobby, Nicolas Kosoy, Philippe Le Billon, Joan Martinez-Alier, Patricia Perkins, Brototi Roy, Arnim Scheidel¬†and¬†Mariana WalterAbstractIn this article we undertake a systematic mapping …

Iron ore peripheries in the extractive boom: A comparison between mining conflicts in India and Brazil

By Beatriz Macchione Saes¬†and Arpita BishtAbstractThe emerging economies of India and Brazil¬†experienced a strong increase in iron ore¬†extraction during the late commodities boom. Despite similar extraction trends, these economies followed …

Talk renewables, walk coal: The paradox of India’s energy transition

By Brototi Roy and Anke Schaffartzik (Universitat Aut√≤noma de Barcelona)AbstractCoal is on the rise in India: despite the devasting impacts of the climate crisis, the awareness for land and forest …

A global environmental justice movement: mapping ecological distribution conflicts

By Joan Mart√≠nez-Alier (Universitat Aut√≤noma de Barcelona)AbstractAbstract: The industrial economy is not circular, it is entropic, therefore requiring new supplies of energy and materials extracted from the ‚Äúcommodity frontiers‚ÄĚ, and …


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