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Laudato si and the Ecological Debt

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By Joan Martinez Alier. The long awaited ecological encyclical, recently released by Pope Francis, gives a welcome boost to many issues that EJOLT has been working on. Yes, the Pope …

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Alarming situation around a landfill in Montenegro

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By Jeta Beqiraj. After two years of clashes of residents from the municipality of Plav (Montenegro) against the waste collection in an open landfill on the historic Jerina Hill site, things …

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Feature Map on the Permanent Peoples Tribunal Hearing on Corporate Human Rights Violations and Peoples Access to Justice

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On the anniversary of the UNHRC resolution, as states prepare for the first meeting of the intergovernmental working group for the elaboration of a UN Treaty on transnational corporations and …

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Rosewood trafficing in Madagascar and the criminalization of an activist

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Six months in prison. That’s the sentence received by environmental activist Armand Marozafy for defamation against two local tour operators accused of rosewood trafficking. Armand is assistant coordinator of Lampogno …

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Cutting the illegal cutters. Deforestation in Romania

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Around 78% of the remaining pristine forests existing in Europe are in Romania, home to more large mammals than all other European states combined, excluding Russia. This might change fast. …

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EJOLT conference on environmental justice: the report

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After 4 years of work by around 100 people in over 30 countries, the EJOLT conference on environmental justice showed what the international project on Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and …

Madagascar fisheries ravaged by foreign plunder

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  by Wonder Chinhur. Source: (AP/Binsar Bakkara) Ten years ago he and his two brothers would harvest 60 kilograms of sardines every week, earning US$370 during good times. …

Let them eat carbon! The corporate plan to cook Africa in its own fossil fuels

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  By Nnimmo Bassey & Sheila Berry Source: The Ecologist If you have ever wondered about what is blocking action against climate change, consider this. …

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EJOLT course in Brussels

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On 2 March 2015, EJOLT organized an environmental justice course for 30 people in Brussels. This post links to all materials from that course. Students can access all materials and …

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The Hague Rules Against Chevron in Ecuador Case

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Source: ChevronToxico The international court ruled in favor of Ecuador in its case against the U.S. oil giant for causing one of the world’s greatest environmental disasters. The International Court of Justice …

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