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Payment for Environmental / Ecosystem Services (PES schemes)

In the past decade, payments for ecosystem service (PES) schemes have represented a growing trend in conservation policy, developing rapidly in both developed and developing countries around the world (Wunder …

The difference that EJOLT has made

Dear EJOLT fan As we approach the end of the EJOLT project we like to introduce you to each other and look back to some of our highlights. There are 200.000 …

Food Banks: Canned Justice or Fuel For activism

By Aaron Vansintjan. Philippe* is the truck driver of a food bank in Montréal, Canada. Twice a week he drives to the headquarters of Moisson Montréal, the largest food bank …

Reversing the arrow of arrears: The concept of “ecological debt” and its value for environmental justice

By Rikard Warlenius, Gregory Pierce and Vasna Ramasar AbstractThe ecological debt concept emerged in the early 1990s from within social movements driven by rising environmental awareness, emerging Western consciousness of responsibility …

Sengwers Feeling the Heat in The Embobut Forest

By Dean Puckett. When Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, visited Kenya earlier this month, he reportedly urged the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to sort out Kenya’s historical land …

Economic systems and environmental justice

By Martin Söderberg. Achieving Environmental Justice: a cross-national analysis (Policy Press, Bristol, 2014) is a new book by Karen Bell about the transition to a sustainable society. It contains case studies …

A powerful call from Naomi Klein for a global movement for climate justice

By Joan Martinez Alier. Naomi Klein’s new book, This changes everything. Capitalism vs the Climate  (Allen Lane, London, 2014), puts climate change at the centre of politics. She makes the connection …

EU plans to cancel environmental policies

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 …

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

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 …

International Day of Forests: Defining Forests by their true meaning!

Here’s an open letter from La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth International, Focus on the Global South and the World Rainforest Movement to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), …

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