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Economic Valuation of Nature: the Price to Pay for Conservation?

By Jutta Kill. ‘Nature is destroyed because it’s invisible to politicians and business’, advocates of economic valuation say. The implicit assumption: Create a ‘nature that capital can see’ and the loss …

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Environmentalism and anti-colonialism are dangerous activities in a country like Niger

By Nick Meynen. In the shadow of French President Hollande’s West-Africa Tour, dissenting views on extraction and environmental justice were silenced. In Niger, ten members of the Network of organizations for …

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Environmental (in)justice and the role of European companies

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations dedicated to safe, clean and just ship recycling, organised a debate on “Environmental (in)justice and …

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Map of most influential environmental justice conflicts in the US

The 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in recent American history are now included in our Global Atlas of Environmental Justice. The U.S. cases were compiled by the University of …

EJOLT PROJECT EXTERNAL EVALUATION REPORT

Professor Jennifer Clapp (Waterloo University, Canada) is the external evaluator of the EJOLT project. She has recently finished the Evaluation Report for the second 18 months period (October 2012 – March 2014). …

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Namibia’s Rössing – Rio Tinto mine causes environmental and health problems

By Marta Conde. Through two reports and a documentary, the EJOLT team working on nuclear energy sheds light on the dangers of uranium mining in Namibia. Two NGOs in Namibia (Earthlife …

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Atlas of Environmental Justice in the Press

By Leah Temper. The Atlas of Environmental Justice has been making waves across the world. Since the launch we have had over 130 press mentions in 21 countries and more than …

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EJOLT meets EEA in Copenhagen

By Nick Meynen. On 26 March, an EJOLT delegation visited the headquarters of the European Environmental Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen to discuss possible avenues for collaboration. We explained our Atlas – …

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Global Atlas of environmental conflicts launched in Brussels

[BRUSSELS, 19 March 2014] The Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT) project launches today its Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, a visually attractive and interactive online mapping platform detailing …

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NEW online course from EJOLT – subscribe now

EJOLT, in collaboration with Fundación Neotrópica, a Costa Rican NGO, and UCI (Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional) is running an online course “Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice”, taught through civil …

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