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By Nick Meynen and Stavroula Poulimeni. (For part 1 of this longread: click here) The Greek mining company Hellas Gold pays both the police of the Halkidiki region and private security guards …
By Nick Meynen and Stavroula Poulimeni. Greece is rich, if you just add up the billions which the gold in Greek soil is worth. Yet hospitals close, TB and malaria come …
ICTA-UAB researcher Joan Martinez Alier receives ERC Advanced Grant to analyze Global Environmental Justice Movement
The project will expand the Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), a worldwide inventory of ecological distribution conflicts. The initiative will analyze the alliance between the Global Environmental Justice Movement and the …
Algeria cancels fracking plans
Algeria cancels fracking plans until at least 2022, after fierce protests in the south of the country, for the first time ever targeting the hydrocarbons sector. Prime Minister Sallal was quoted saying “Between shale gas and water, the Algerian people will choose water”. The global rush on fracking still brings misery, but the fracking madness also stirs new groups of people into action, creating new spaces of resistance.
Latest Peer reviewed publication
Mining operations have high social and environmental impact potential, and the increasing extraction and use of metals is likely to fuel socio-ecological conflicts. The Viennese Ejolt team has published a global, quantitative analysis of metal flows that provides insights on the patterns and potential consequences of (neo-)extractivism with regard to metals. Such an analysis allows activists, researchers, and local populations who are struggling with negative impacts from mining operations to see similar patterns of drivers and pressures in other cases, too. The combination of insights from local and global studies will improve understanding of the resulting potential for conflict and of the precursors to necessary change.
Material flow accounting, Mining, Metals, Trade, Extractivism