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The Persecution and Violation of Human Rights of Environmental Defenders

1. Background In the framework of the United Nations “Human rights defender” is a term used to describe people who, individually or with others, act to promote or protect human rights. …

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The Vedanta Case in India

1. Synthesis of the main facts The Vedanta Case concerns a proposal to develop an open cast bauxite mine on the upper reaches of the Niyamgiri hills in Orissa, India. According …

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The Trafigura Case

1. Factual background In the Probo Koala incident, more recently also known as the Trafigura case, toxic and dangerous waste products belonging to Trafigura –one of the world’s leading oil trading …

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The Yanacocha Mine Case

1. Introduction: The Yanacocha mine The Yanacocha gold mine is located in Northern Peru, at an altitude between 3500 and 4000m, near the city of Cajamarca (35 km). It is considered …

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The Rio Tinto Case in Papua New Guinea

1. Factual background The company Rio Tinto has an extensive history of conflicts related to human rights violations and environmental damage, and over the years numerous countries have been affected. The …

Irrawaddy dam

This is a provisional success story in 2011 in stopping a very large dam already under construction and scheduled for completion in 2019 in the upper reaches of the Irrawaddy …

Podcasts

Nnimmo Bassey on green economy (1)

Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria) will guide you through the seductive ‘green economy’ and explain how the way it is currently promoted by UN agencies such as UNEP is rather giving a …

Podcast One: EJOLT introduction

This first podcast serves to introduce the EJOLT project in less than 2 minutes

Presentations

Presentation about EJOLT work

This presentation is an introduction to some of the EJOLT work

Presentation about EJOLT partners

This presentation is an introduction to some of the EJOLT partners  

Press Releases

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Global Atlas of Environmental Justice re-launches website tracking ecological conflicts globally

New platform integrates geo-spatial data to present conflicts in context and expands its coverage The EJOLT project launches today a new phase of the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, an interactive …

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Map of most influential environmental justice conflicts in the US is released this week

[BRUSSELS, 25 June 2014] The 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in recent American history are now included in a Global Atlas of Environmental Justice. The U.S. cases were compiled …

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Global Atlas of environmental conflicts launched in Brussels

[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 …

Scientific Papers

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Evolution of the environmental justice movement: activism, formalization and differentiation

By Alejandro Colsa Perez, Bernadette Grafton, Paul Mohai (1), Rebecca Hardin, Katy Hintzen and Sara Orvis School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, 440 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI …

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Transforming knowledge creation for environmental and epistemic justice;

By Leah Temper and Daniela Del Bene. Abstract Environmental Justice is both a field of study and a social movement. This dialectical relationship between theory and praxis constitutes the basis of its …

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Is there a global environmental justice movement?

By Joan Martinez-Alier, Leah Temper, Daniela Del Bene, Arnim Scheidel Abstract One of the causes of the increasing number of ecological distribution conflicts around the world is the changing metabolism of the economy …

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The Gezi Park Resistance from an Environmental Justice and Social Metabolism Perspective

By Begüm Özkaynak, Cem İskender Aydιn, Pιnar Ertör-Akyazι & Irmak Ertör. Abstract The Gezi Park demonstrations that took place from June 2013 onwards across Turkey generated widespread interest and coverage. The lack …

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An ecosystem service approach to understand conflicts on river flows: local views on the Ter River (Catalonia)

By Dídac Jordà B. Rodríguez-Labajos Abstract Claims for a global agenda addressing the need to protect environmental flows are increasing. In the context of frequent conflicts related to unsustainable exploitation …

Latest from the Blog

Call for Proposals: Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene

Symposium, 24-25 April 2017, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA Proposal deadline: November 1, 2016 Environmental justice is a central component of sustainability politics during the Anthropocene – …

Joan Martinez-Alier and James Boyce win Leontief Prize

GDAE will award its 2017 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to James Boyce and Joan Martinez-Alier. This year’s award, titled “Economics, Equity, and the Environment,” recognizes …