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EJOLT unites leading legal experts and Environmental Justice activists in Rome

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By Lucie Greyl Marking an important mid-term milestone, the EJOLT project has chosen Italy, an emblematic country for its environmental conflicts known worldwide, as the next location of the annual meeting. …

Digging Deep Corporate Liability. Environmental Justice strategies in the world of oil.

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By Amanda Blank With the progressive decline of oil resources, oil companies have responded to increasing global demand with new forms of technology, expanding the oil frontier into increasingly remote and …

Is India changing its development paradigm?

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“India cannot go through constructing another Sardar Sarovar Dam,” Indian Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said last week while discussing the Land Acquisition Bill with reporters in Delhi. Ramesh …

Academics and authors write to President Rafael Correa from Ecuador

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Dear Mr. President: As concerned academics and authors from many countries, we are writing in support of Ecuador’s
initiative to refrain from exploitation of the heavy crude oil of Yasuní-ITT. Along with thousands …

Historic call from Ecuador and numerous Nation States for the United Nations to implement binding regulations on Transnational Corporations

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On Monday, the government of Ecuador – with the support of 8 nations and over 100 social and environmental organisations – made an historic call to the UN to implement …

September 21st: International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations

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By Winnie Overbeek. In 2004, people from rural communities in Brazil declared September 21st a Day of Struggle against Tree Plantations. During this year’s Day of Struggle, communities and social movements …

Oil is getting Malawi in troubled waters

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By Lusayo Banda – Citizens for Justice. When oil is found, democracy or environment become burdensome afterthoughts. This rule of thumb looks set to go up for Malawi. The recent shift …

EJOLT workshop on Ecologically Unequal Exchange and Ecological Debt

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Invitation and call for papers from the Human Ecology Division, Lund University, Sweden for a workshop on 27-28 March 2014. The Human Ecology Division, Lund University, is pleased to invite EJOLT partners …

Jal Satyagraha in the Narmada Valley

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By Daniela Del Bene. Satyagraha is the struggle for the Truth, a Gandhian way of fighting injustice with the power of the Truth. Jal means water and the two words indicate …

Protect the Planet, Keep oil companies out of Yasuni-ITT

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Oilwatch International issued an open letter to the President of Ecuador. This follows on the dramatic turn of events on August 15. Dear Mr. President Rafael Correa We are shocked by the …

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