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Arrest of an environmental justice pioneer in Montenegro

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By Nick Meynen. On Monday 18 August, at 9:30AM, Montenegro police arrested Naim Prelvukaj, coordinator of the Council for the Prevention of landfill in the village Martinaj. Despite using only peaceful …

Building an economy on quicksand

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By Jakob Villioth. Sand has by now become the most widely consumed natural resource on the planet after fresh water. [1] The annual world consumption of sand is estimated to be …

Rosewood traffic and criminalization of journalists in Madagascar

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The logging of rosewood is a very sensitive issue in Madagascar. According to Global Witness and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a dozen private operators and three main companies are …

A treaty to stop corporate crimes and impunity

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EJOLT supports a worldwide campaign to stop corporate crimes and impunity. Godwin Ojo from EJOLT partner ERA participated in a recent meeting from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), …

Meet the UN Convention that protects environmental whistle-blowers

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By Nick Meynen. Environment Ministers and high level officials from all over Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia came to Maastricht in early July to make a renewed commitment to access …

Environmentalism and anti-colonialism are dangerous activities in a country like Niger

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By Nick Meynen. In the shadow of French President Hollande’s West-Africa Tour, dissenting views on extraction and environmental justice were silenced. In Niger, ten members of the Network of organizations for …

From safeguards to safeguarding: Engaging indigenous peoples and local communities on REDD+

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In May a group of international academics, activists and experts met at the University of East Anglia in Norwich for a think tank on global environmental justice. The key message …

The Jeannette Kawas National Park in Honduras

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By Grettel Navas and Joan Martinez Alier. As the violence in Honduras against environmentalists increases day by day, it is time to remember an old story. In 1995, the Punta Sal …

Environmental (in)justice and the role of European companies

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The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations dedicated to safe, clean and just ship recycling, organised a debate on “Environmental (in)justice and …

Can “Natural Capital Accounting” Come of Age in Africa?

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By Patrick Bond. In early June, a University of Pretoria conference at the Governance Innovation Centre [2], keynoted by Indian eco-feminist Vandana Shiva, contemplated how to go “beyond GDP.” The current …

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