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Why the degrowth debate is growing

By Nick Meynen.Ten years ago only a few professors and some activists used the word “degrowth” as alternative to the neoliberal model of perpetual economic growth. Today, “degrowth economics” is …

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Budapest degrowth conference and degrowth week

By Nick Meynen. The term Degrowth has emerged over the last 10 years. This “bomb word” has been used to inspire in-depth debates on whether infinite growth in a finite world is …

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Belgian action groups win epic highway battle

By Nick Meynen. After 20 years of struggle, three action groups in Belgium’s second city who resist the Ring Road highway extension to a 27 lane monster scored a major breakthrough …

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The El Niño message: break free from fossil fuels

By Nick Meynen. El Niño translates to ‘the boy‘ and in his case, the child is unwanted. El Niño is a periodic climate phenomenon that occurs when a vast pool of …

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Buddhist monk killed in resistance to dam project in India

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Public protests against the construction of dams in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India have been going on for some years. In the whole …

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‘The Greek state has nothing to gain but environmental cost from the investment’

By Nick Meynen and Stavroula Poulimeni. (For part 1 of this longread: click here) The Greek mining company Hellas Gold pays both the police of the Halkidiki region and private security guards …

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Greek goldrush shows that Panamapapers are tip of the iceberg

By Nick Meynen and Stavroula Poulimeni. Greece is rich, if you just add up the billions which the gold in Greek soil is worth. Yet hospitals close, TB and malaria come …

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Is there a global environmental justice movement?

By Joan Martinez-Alier, Leah Temper, Daniela Del Bene, Arnim Scheidel Abstract: One of the causes of the increasing number of ecological distribution conflicts around the world is the changing metabolism of the …

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South Africa mining takes a violent turn

By Joan Martinez-Alier. The Xolobeni saga, which dates back at least ten years, involves the proposed open-cast mining of titanium ores from a 22km stretch of ochre-coloured sand dunes south of …

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Goldman Environmental Prize awards environmental justice heroes

By Nick Meynen. EJOLT collaborators Marc Ona, Silas Siakor and Pablo Fajardo have one thing in common: they once won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. This award helps grassroots environmental …

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