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Algeria cancels fracking plans

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EJOLT report 14

EJOLT report 14

Towards environmental justice success in mining resistances:  An empirical investigation


This report sets out to provide evidence-based support for successful environmental justice (EJ) activism and assess the constituents and outcomes of contemporary socio-environmental mining conflicts by applying a collaborative statistical approach to the political ecology of mining resistances. The empirical evidence covers 346 mining cases from around the world, featured on the EJOLT website as The EJOLT Atlas of Environmental Justice, and is enriched by an interactive discussion of results with activists and experts. In an effort to understand both the general patterns identified in conflicts at hand, and the factors that determine EJ ‘success’ and ‘failure’ from an activist viewpoint, the experiences of EJOs that pursue EJ in mining conflicts are analysed by combining qualitative and quantitative methods.

Key words

EJ activism, Enviromental Justice success, Environmental Justice failure, Mining resistance, Social network, Mining companies, Evidence-based practice
Intensity of conflict, Impacts