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Analyzing environmental conflicts in Colombia

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An analysis of 72 cases of environmental conflict in Colombia in the EJOLT database has been published by Prof. Mario A. Pérez Rincón of CINARA and Universidad del Valle, Cali. …

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Map of most influential environmental justice conflicts in the US

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The 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in recent American history are now included in our Global Atlas of Environmental Justice. The U.S. cases were compiled by the University of …

EJOLT PROJECT EXTERNAL EVALUATION REPORT

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Professor Jennifer Clapp (Waterloo University, Canada) is the external evaluator of the EJOLT project. She has recently finished the Evaluation Report for the second 18 months period (October 2012 – March 2014). …

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Atlas of Environmental Justice in the Press

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By Leah Temper. The Atlas of Environmental Justice has been making waves across the world. Since the launch we have had over 130 press mentions in 21 countries and more than …

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EJOLT meets EEA in Copenhagen

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By Nick Meynen. On 26 March, an EJOLT delegation visited the headquarters of the European Environmental Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen to discuss possible avenues for collaboration. We explained our Atlas – …

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Global Atlas of environmental conflicts launched in Brussels

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[BRUSSELS, 19 March 2014] The Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT) project launches today its Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, a visually attractive and interactive online mapping platform detailing …

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NEW online course from EJOLT – subscribe now

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EJOLT, in collaboration with Fundación Neotrópica, a Costa Rican NGO, and UCI (Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional) is running an online course “Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice”, taught through civil …

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Support Mapping Environmental Justice Conflicts in the United States

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By Alejandro Colsa, Bernadette Grafton, Katy Hintzen and Sara Orvis. As students at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment we consider ourselves lucky to be part of an …

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Vacancy at ICTA in field of political ecology

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We are offering a post-doc fellowship on the field of political ecology at ICTA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Please, distribute the call to your colleagues. The European Network for …

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EJOLT’s networking and policywork

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In June, EJOLT collaborators were pursuing dissemination of research results in European policy and academic circles. This work is less mediatised, but our readers might occasionaly want to hear on …

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General News

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Behind the veil of the Islamic State is a war for water

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By Nick Meynen and Leah Temper. A little known fact of the war in Syria is that it started at the end of the worst drought in Syrian history, a biblical …

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The growing debate on degrowth

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By Nick Meynen. Why are a record 3000 thinkers gathering from 2 to 6 September in the German city Leipzig to discuss how we can get our economy to degrow? One …

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Welcome to the worst tourism project in the world

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“Dear visitor, you are now entering an environmental disaster zone, formerly known as Kazakhstan’s most wonderful Ile-Alatau National Park.” Will that soon be the message NGOs have to paint on …

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The Baram Dam Blockade

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By Christian Nolle. Deep in the heartland of Sarawak in Borneo close to Brunei runs the river Baram. The Sarawak government wants to erect a Dam on it, as part of the …

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This is what 98% of Thessaloniki wants

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By Nick Meynen. On May 18, 98% of 218.002 voters said NO to water supply privatization in Thessaloniki. The referendum was organized by a wide range of civil society organizations, together …

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Citizens of Antwerp fight back in epic battle over highway versus health

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By Nick Meynen. Since 1996, the regional government of Flanders has been trying to build a new highway that would close the ring road around Antwerp. Despite the name, the …

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University of Michigan students compile list of top ecological conflicts in US history

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By Prof. Rebecca Hardin (University of Michigan). Backstory: Alejandro Colsa Perez walked into my office with a smile last year, and said in his Spaniard’s lilting lisp, “Hi Rebecca! I thought …

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Western consumption: a source of environmental conflicts

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By Alma de Walsche, MO* magazine (translated by Nick Meynen). Mining projects, oil and gas extraction, energy crop plantations and tourist resorts are increasingly encroaching on pristine areas. Here they come …

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Waste Pickers look back on a year of struggle and success

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March 1 was International Waste Pickers’ Day, in memory of the massacre in Colombia in which 11 workers were killed at the University of Barranquilla. For the past 21 years …

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Clashing paths of development in Nantes

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Riots erupted in Nantes on Saturday, after the French government decided to replace the current airport of Nantes with the bigger 4 million passengers Notre Dame Des Landes Airport, on …

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EU plans to cancel environmental policies

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By Nick Meynen Translated from the Dutch version. The announcement of the team of president-elect of the European commission Jean-Claude Juncker’s is like a corporate coup and destruction of 25 years of …

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A call for solidary with Marco Suástegui

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A call for solidarity has arrived from the state of Guerrero, in the South-West of Mexico. One of the leaders of the farmers’ movement Consejo de Ejidos y Comunidades Opositores …

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Chilean Patagonia saved from Hidroaysén-madness

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By Daniela Del Bene. After 8 years of campaigning under the slogan Patagonia Sin Represas, the Bachelet government in Chile rejected yesterday the Hidroaysén project. The Committee of Ministers, the highest administrative …

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Rosia Montana, scene of the IV Forum Against Unnecessary Imposed Mega Projects

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By Alfred Burballa Noria. From 8 to 11 May 2014, the municipality of Rosia Montana in the Apuseni Mountains in Western Transylvania, Romania, hosted the fourth edition of the Forum Against …

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Supreme Court of India slams the building of megadams

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By Nick Meynen and Daniela del Bene. When we wrote “Himalayan dams: goddamned!” last year and reported about the Uttarakhand floods, India’s worst ‘natural’ disaster since the 2004 tsunami (900 deaths, …

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Indigenous populations disproportionately hit in environmental conflicts

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By Joan Martinez Alier. In the EJOLT Atlas, www.ejatlas.org, which is such a success, we can trace whether indigenous populations are involved or not in the one thousand conflicts we have …

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Nayarit communities call for support to scrap destructive water management schemes

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By Daniela Del Bene. Canal Costa de Oro, also known as “Canal Centenario”, is one of the most ambitious and strategic water management projects of the Government of Nayarit, Mexico. It …

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Medha Patkar and India’s environmental justice party

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. Since the 1980s, Medha Patkar has been one of the top environmental activists from India, engaging initially with the Narmada Bachao Andolan against dams (movement to save the …

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New Indian Party fights for social and environmental justice … and wins

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By Daniela Del Bene A new force is shaking things up in Indian politics. In December, the new Aam Aadmi Party (the ”Common Man Party”) contested the Delhi legislative assembly election …

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Innovation vs. Precaution: Competing principles?

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By Amanda Blank Twelve of the largest corporations in Europe submitted a letter to the European Commission (EC), urging them to adopt an “Innovation Principle” to be taken into full consideration …

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Environmental justice in the EU and beyond

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Save the date for an environmental justice conference & debate in Brussels where EJOLT will launch the Atlas of Environmental Justice, on 19 March. CLICK HERE to make your registration As global …

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Summer course on socially sustainable degrowth (Barcelona, Spain)

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Adapting to the times of crisis: an advanced course on socially sustainable degrowth Amidst calls for restoring growth as a path out of the crisis, the intellectual and political …

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EJOLT unites leading legal experts and Environmental Justice activists in Rome

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By Lucie Greyl Marking an important mid-term milestone, the EJOLT project has chosen Italy, an emblematic country for its environmental conflicts known worldwide, as the next location of the annual meeting. …

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