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Rio +20: Green economy vs Ecological debt

By Rikard Warlenius The high-level UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week was called an ”epic failure” by Greenpeace and other environmental organizations. Their disappointments are reminiscent of …

Chico Mendez - killed for defending the environment (Photo credit: Luiz Fernando / Sonia Maria)

Killed while fighting for environmental justice

By Joan Martinez-Alier One of EJOLT’s main tasks is to collect and map a large inventory (not less than 2000 cases) of environmental conflicts. Some will be success stories of forests …

Rio+20: a failure to face our challenges and injustices

This morning, all the nine major groups within the UN system had a hard time to find anything positive coming out of Rio+20. Kiara Worth, the representative of the youth …

PETITION: THE FUTURE WE DONT WANT

Statement from ANPED on the state of negotiations and the total lack of environmental justice! We – the civil society organizations and social and justice movements who have responded to the …

No Green Economy without Environmental Justice!

Twenty years after the Rio UNCED conference, our world is still deteriorating. The costs of inaction are accumulating: social, environmental and – least of all – economic cost. Those who …

Dispatch from Canada: Dutch disease, Greek Disease or Oil Sands Fever in the Pipeline? Plus Chevron-Texaco case lands in Canada!

By Leah Temper. Spatulas against Woks, wooden spoons against colanders, pots meeting pans – this is the sound of discontent in Canada these past few weeks. The student mobilizations in Quebec …

Mining through military rule in Peru

By Leah Temper & Joan Martinez Alier Several districts in Peru have been put under military rule through a state of emergency after protests from local inhabitants were met with violent …

NEW: EJOLT movie on ‘Yasuni, good living’

Yasuni, good living is a video documentary made by Arturo Hortas for EJOLT. This film shows through different lenses the origins and development of the idea of “leaving oil in the soil” (850 …

Socio-ecological transitions and ecological justice

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Twenty years after Rio, the victories of Sustainable Development and, now, the Green Economy, are more noticeable in the field of rhetoric than in reality. The indicators as …

Inclusive green growth or extractive greenwashed decay

By Patrick Bond. The debate over the Green Economy rages on next month in Rio de Janeiro, at the International Society for Ecological Economics meetings, the Cupulo dos Povos alternative people’s summit, and the UN’s …

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