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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 …

Budapest hosts key degrowth events in 2016

Between 30 August and 3 September 2016, Budapest will host two parallel, yet complementary events. The 5th International Degrowth Conference will foster discussion between scholars, researchers, civil society and practitioners about …

International condemnation of the murder of indigenous leader Bertha Cáceres in Honduras

4th March 2016, Planet Earth.After the assassination of our dear compañera Berta Cáceres, several organizations have drafted the following press note, for which we’ll be collecting signatures. Signatures are collected …

‘Never seen it so bad’: violence and impunity in Brazil’s Amazon

Dr Felipe Milanez, the author of “Memorias Sertanistas”, was awarded a doctorate by the University of Coimbra in 2015 and is now a professor at UFRB in Bahia, Brazil. He …

Artvin’s stubborn people will not give up their fight against the destructive gold mine

By Cem Iskender Aydin. Residents of Artvin, a small town in the North-eastern Black Sea region in Turkey continue to resist the opening of a dangerous gold and copper mine in …

Court Verdict in the Netherlands: Ruling Against Shell Opens Prospects for Impacted Communities

Press release from ERA/FoE Nigeria. The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed a Dutch appeals court ruling today (Friday December 18, 2015) which affirmed that Shell parent …

Could ecocide become the fifth crime against peace in the Rome Statute?

By Tjitske Lingsma.“The rainforest is our supermarket, our hospital, pharmacy, our school, and it is where we pray,” says Humberto Piaguaje, chief of Ecuador’s Secoya indigenous group, speaking at a …

The marketing behind poisoning people

by Diana Aguiar (FASE), Alessandra Cardoso (INESC), and Marcela Vecchione (NAEA/UFPA). In the airport of Belém in the Amazonian state of Pará, Brazil, an advertisement of the French company Imerys states, …

Italian climate policy: doubling fossil fuel extraction

By Camila Rolando Mazzuca.Today’s world energy production mainly derives from non-renewable sources and represents up to 47% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions for the 2000s decade. These emissions reinforce …

Chinese growth fueled by environmental destruction in Tibet

By Daniela Del Bene (ICTA, UAB).“The number of Tibetans setting themselves ablaze is increasing at an alarming rate. […] In addition to several political, social, religious and economic factors, the …

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