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Recognizing Biopiracy

By Nick Meynen Biopiracy is a concept introduced in 1993 by Pat Mooney and made popular by Vandana Shiva and other authors to describe a situation where indigenous or peasant knowledge …

Ukrainian environmentalist brutally beaten to death

By Nick Meynen On July 27, 2012 Volodymyr Goncharenko gave a press conference revealing that 180 tons of dangerous chemical and radioactive industrial waste had arrived at the city of Kryvyi Rih (Dnipropetrovsk …

Environmental monitoring of Xstrata Tintaya copper mine in Cusco, Peru

by Eike Sophie Hümpel; Msc Environmental Management (Christian Albert University of Kiel). Following the demand to implement an independent environmental monitoring in Espinar, the local NGO “Vicaría de la Solidaridad” got …

Life in the deathly mists of the soy industry in Argentina

By Nick Meynen. In Ituzaingó, a small city in Argentina, a battle of David against Goliath is brewing. In a lawsuit that started on July 11, a lawyer is suing a …

EJOLT partner CDCA: new english website with conflict map and more

The CDCA – Documentation Centre on Environmental Conflicts, now an autonomous non profit organisation, was founded in October 2007 by the Italian Association “A Sud”. Its mission is to research …

After Rio+20, Brazil’s Cemetery of Mangroves and Fisherfolks

In a follow-up on the report Activists speaking at the People’s Summit are killed – we bring a blog from EJOLT partner Nnimmo Bassey. He visited the conflict zone …

Ten African countries going for the green economy of the 1%

By Michele Maynard. The recently adopted text “The Future We Want” by Heads of States attending the Rio+20 Earth Summit is, yet again, a reflection of the narrow interests of the …

Photos : © Jean de Pena

Rio+20 ‘compensates’ emissions with Brazilian CDM credits. Bad idea.

Those that participated in the Rio+20 conference must have noticed that the UN was proud to ‘compensate’ all carbon emissions from the conference through buying credits from Brazilian CDM projects …

Activists speaking at the Peoples’ Summit are killed

EJOLT partner Professor Marcelo Firpo has just send us a sad message: “I was with two fishermen on 19 June in a meeting at Peoples´Summit discussing the impacts of big projects …

EJOLT on a forest field trip in Brazil

By Rikard Warlenius We’re bumping on a sand road in Carlos’ trade union car. On the left side straight rows of 15-meter high eucalyptus trees are passing by. The plantation – …

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