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It is time the EU scraps its carbon Emissions Trading System

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A huge group of civil society organisations[i] is calling on the EU to abolish its Emission Trading System (ETS) to open space for truly effective climate policies. Today they release …

The Colombian mining locomotive has halted

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by Joan Martínez-Alier. President Santos of Colombia continues to preach the virtues of what he calls the “mining locomotive” of the economy, based mainly on coal, nickel and gold. But this …

Guide to Multicriteria Evaluation for Environmental Justice Organisations

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Not all decision frameworks underpin environmental justice in the same way. In this methodological report, we invite policymakers and activists to apply an alternative decision making approach – beyond the …

Sensitive South African peatland threatened by mining

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By Franz Fuls. Lakenvlei is one of the largest and deepest peatlands in South Africa. It is under threat from planned diamond and coal mining. Sources and wetlands may be affected …

Italian company Tozzi green is grabbing land in Madagascar

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Madagascar was in the international spotlight in 2009, after an attempted deal with South Korean company Daewoo with ambitions to lease half the country’s area sparked widespread protests lead to …

Fight against the El Zapotillo dam saves Temaca

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By Beatriz Rodríguez Labajos. For eight years, the inhabitants of Temacapulín, Acasico and Palmarejo in Jalisco, Mexico, have been resisting the disappearance of their town or village. The construction of the …

UN Summit on development in a country pillaged by landgrabbing

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The United Nations meeting in Liberia on a new global development framework is taking place in a country pillaged by landgrabs. Silas Siakor explained in one of EJOLTs podcasts how …

Is Umicore really the most sustainable company in the world?

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By Nick Meynen UMICORE is elected as the ‘most sustainable company in the world’. A Canadian magazine that claims to defend ‘clean capitalism’ has put the Belgian company at number 1 …

Dutch Court Rules Against Shell for damages in Nigeria

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The ruling by a Dutch court on January 30, 2013 holding Shell responsible for the pollution of farmlands at Ikot Ada Udo (Nigeria) is a step towards environmental justice. However, …

Madagascar: Local protests against Rio Tinto

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By Vahinala Douguet1 When protestors kept 200 workers from Rio Tinto hostage in their own mining site, including the boss of Rio Tinto in Madagascar, a mining conflict reached its boiling …

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