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Economic Valuation of Nature: the Price to Pay for Conservation?

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By Jutta Kill. ‘Nature is destroyed because it’s invisible to politicians and business’, advocates of economic valuation say. The implicit assumption: Create a ‘nature that capital can see’ and the loss …

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Guide to Multicriteria Evaluation for Environmental Justice Organisations

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Not all decision frameworks underpin environmental justice in the same way. In this methodological report, we invite policymakers and activists to apply an alternative decision making approach – beyond the …

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EJOLT Report 5: Issues in the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity

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The Nagoya Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity in October 2010 had the economics of biodiversity as one of its core topics. Some weeks before the meeting, …

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Yasuni: a new call for help from Ecuador

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UPDATE: a sufficient number of signatures has been collected – a national referendum on Yasuni should follow. An update is here. Urgent call: It’s the 11th hour to Save the Yasuni …

The Dongria Kondh win the battle against bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills, Odisha

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by Joan Martinez-Alier and Leah Temper. On 31st July 2013 in New Delhi drums and banners in front of Odisha House celebrated the success achieved by the tiny Dongria Kondh hamlets in the …

BP summoned to answer for assault on Mother Earth for Gulf of Mexico spill

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by Oilwatch The defence of the rights of the sea as an integral part of Mother Earth is being pursued in Ecuador using the Rights of Nature recognised in 2008 Ecuadorian …

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A call to action for Environmental and Climate justice

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“After the success achieved with convincing Italians to vote against water privatization, Italian civil society is now calling to action for a broader set of goals on Environmental and Climate …

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The Dongria Kondh win the battle against bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills, Odisha

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by Joan Martinez-Alier and Leah Temper. On 31st July 2013 in New Delhi drums and banners in front of Odisha House celebrated the success achieved by the tiny Dongria Kondh hamlets in the …

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Large Useless Imposed Projects

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By Daniela Del Bene and Nick Meynen. The Third European Forum against Unnecessary Imposed Mega Projects will soon take place in Stuttgart, from 25th to 29th July. After the first two …

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The Colombian mining locomotive has halted

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by Joan Martínez-Alier. President Santos of Colombia continues to preach the virtues of what he calls the “mining locomotive” of the economy, based mainly on coal, nickel and gold. But this …

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Environmental liabilities of Repsol fiercely debated in Argentina

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By JMA and Nick Meynen In late April 2012, the Argentine government shocked oil markets by re-nationalizing the YPF oil company. President Cristina Fernandez (who succeeded her late husband Néstor Kirchner) belongs …

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The greenwashing king of asbestos and the end of impunity

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On February 13, an Italian court sentenced Swiss businessman Stephan Schmidheiny and Belgian Baron Jean-Louis Marie Ghislain de Cartier to 16 years imprisonment. They were found guilty for negligent behavior …

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