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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Scandal Rocks the TAV High Speed Rail Project in Italy

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By CDCA (Centro Documentazione Conflitti Ambientali). In recent months, allegations of corruption and criminal infiltration in major infrastructure projects have been making headlines in Italy. The string of scandals started in …

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How Switzerland helps commodity companies dodge billions in taxes

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By Jakob Villioth. Thanks to low taxes and weak government regulation, Switzerland has developed into a commodity hub where commodity trading and extractive companies earn billions. At least 20 percent of …

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Linking Degrowth to Environmental Justice

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For “Scharf-links”, a German online newspaper, Dr. Joachim Spangenberg , co-chair of EJOLT’s steering committee, spoke about the activities of EJOLT and the link between Environmental Justice and Degrowth, looking …

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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 …

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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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