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A legal guide for communities seeking environmental justice

How can Environmental Justice Organisations (EJOs), local communities or citizens make justice happen? What are the rules, tools and opportunities to fight back against environmental injustice? A legal guide for communities …

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Uranium mining. Unveiling the impacts of the nuclear industry

Using nuclear power requires the mining of uranium: one of the most polluting activities of the nuclear fuel cycle. Yet the impacts of uranium mining on health and environment are …

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Expanding Nuclear Power Generation in Eastern Europe

Myth: The nuclear industry claims that nuclear energy is clean, reliable and cheap. Since climate change became an issue of public debate, it is also said to be climate friendly …

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Use economic tools effectively for evaluating liabilities in environmental justice struggles

The health and environmental damages of fossil fuel exploitation (e.g., oil spills), nuclear waste and radiation, and mining-related pollution represent some of the most well-known effects of the increasing energy …

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Living beyond our means: Europe must fit within the planetary boundaries and stop land grabbing

For the past few years, investors have been scrambling to take control of farmland in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. EU- and US- based companies and financial institutions …

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Digging for dirty oil. Reviewing corporate oil liabilities and EJO legal strategies for environmental justice.

In 2012, an average of 89 million barrels of oil were consumed every day, 30 percent more than in 1992, producing 14.11 billion tonnes of carbon emissions. With the progressive decline …

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Unburnable Fuel. High time for a new European policy approach to tackle climate change

Exploring and exploiting new sources of fossil fuels will propel CO2 emissions above 550 ppm. It is an irresponsible waste of money, and policy is called upon to stop this …

Multicriteria evaluation for enhanced Environmental Justice

Decision processes exclusively focussing on monetary aspects face increasing criticism andresistance. The public feels that in this way, important impacts and values are neglected. Values like  land rights,  human life, aesthetics,  cultural significance, sacredness,  biodiversity, etc.  cannot be adequately …

Mining conflicts around the world: the environmental justice perspective

Between 1970 and 2004, the global extraction of major metals grew by over 75 percent, industrial minerals by 53 percent, and construction materials by 106 percent Contrary to beliefs that …

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