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Mountains of Faith? The Church Takes on Large-Scale Mining

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By Luis Manuel Claps  Faith and large-scale mining have something in common: they both move mountains. On many occasions, the Church has been an obstacle to industry’s efforts to expand into Latin …

Turkey’s Map of Environmental Injustices is now online!

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By Begum Ozkaynak and BOG – Bogazici University- EJOLT team “The Map of Environmental Injustices in Turkey” that we have been engaged in as EJOLT-Turkey, with the Political Ecology Working Group in …

Faulty Waste Management and Aarhus Convention Violations, Cases to the European Parliament: UKWIN seeks cases to help support an incinerator-free Europe

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By Amanda Blank and Shlomo Dowen (director of the UKWIN) Waste incineration is a method of waste disposal that still occurs throughout Europe despite its highly negative effects on air quality …

Map of Environmental Conflicts in Brazil

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By Joan Martinez Alier December 22nd, 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Chico Mendes (1944-1988) who defended the Amazon against deforestation in Acre, Brazil. Chico Mendes was a rubber gatherer …

Rio Tinto: compensation manipulation in southeast Madagascar

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By Shareen Elnaschie The remote region of Anosy in southeast Madagascar has been undergoing significant and rapid change due to mining-led development that has been clashing with local culture, stimulating dramatic shifts …

Barcelona Premiere of “The Carbon Rush” with Director Amy Miller in attendance

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By Leah Temper On Monday December 2nd, EJOLT in collaboration with Carbon Trade Watch, Ecologistas en Acción y El Observatorio de la Deuda en Globalización and GRAIN will screen the Barcelona …

Electrify -and Scorch- Africa

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By Amanda Blank Africa is a significant exporter of cheap energy, namely dirty fuels like gas, oil, coal, and uranium for nuclear energy. While energy is cheaply exported, the local consequences …

Patrick Bond on Climate Justice and the Ecological Debt, after the Warsaw Fiasco

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By Jaisal Noor from The real news. Interview (audio) with Patrick Bond, director of the Center for Civil Society and a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He’s …

Calabar Declaration

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From the World Rainforest Movement We, members of communities affected by industrial monoculture oil palm plantations, including peasant movements, as well as other civil society organizations from Africa, Europe, the Americas …

EJOLT at the Upcoming ISEE Conference: Wellbeing and Equity within Planetary Boundaries

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By Amanda Blank The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) is holding its biannual conference in Reykjavik 13-15 August 2014. EJOLT members will present papers and other presentations, including the Map …

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