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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 …

Environmental conflicts and defenders: A global overview

By Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Juan Liu, Grettel Navas, Sara Mingorr√≠a, Federico Demaria, Sof√≠a Avila, Brototi Roy, Irmak Ert√∂r, Leah Temper, Joan Mart√≠nez-AlierAbstract.Recent research and policies recognize the importance …

Environmental justice and the SDGs: from synergies to gaps and contradictions

 By Mary Menton, Carlos Larrea, Sara Latorre, Joan Martinez-Alier, Mika Peck, Leah Temper & Mariana Walter. AbstractThrough their synergies, trade-offs, and contradictions, the sustainable development goals (SDGs) have the potential …


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