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IPCC misguiding the waste sector, GAIA warns

The Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives (GAIA) is concerned over claims included in the latest IPCC WG III Report – Summary for Policy Makers, with regard to climate change mitigation …

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Yasuni: a new call for help from Ecuador

UPDATE: a sufficient number of signatures has been collected – a national referendum on Yasuni should follow. An update is here. Urgent call: It’s the 11th hour to Save the Yasuni …

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Land-grabbing driven by greed, not by need

By Nick Meynen and Leah Temper When UNEPs International Resource Panel (IRP) presented “Assessing Global Land Use” at Davos, they said that to prevent the collapse of global ecosystems, greater efficiency …

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Is Areva finished in Finland?

By Linda Dubec. In the year 2002, the Finnish Government granted Finnish energy company Teollisuuden Voima, or TVO, permission to build a third nuclear reactor in the nuclear power plant Olkiluoto …

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Waste Pickers look back on a year of struggle and success

March 1 was International Waste Pickers’ Day, in memory of the massacre in Colombia in which 11 workers were killed at the University of Barranquilla. For the past 21 years …

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Clashing paths of development in Nantes

Riots erupted in Nantes on Saturday, after the French government decided to replace the current airport of Nantes with the bigger 4 million passengers Notre Dame Des Landes Airport, on …

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Fieldnote from the fracking frontier

To give you all a feel for the (often heroic) battles for environmental justice happening on the ground – here’s a recent field report from a group trying to prevent …

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International Law and Ecological Debt

According to Antoni Pigrau, Professor of Public International Law at the Catalan Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) “Classic international law (1648-1945) can be seen as a legitimizing tool for the …

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Between activism and science: grassroots concepts for sustainability coined by Environmental Justice Organizations

“The world of EJOs (Environmental Justice Organisations) has come to exist because of the many conflicts caused by the increase of social metabolism and global inequalities of power and income. …

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Campaign to hold criminals responsible for ecocide wraps up

By Nick Meynen On August 6 we reported on an European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to call for a law of Ecocide in the EU. End Ecocide in Europe is a grass-roots …

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