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Shipbreaking: European waste disposal causing conflicts. Case study from India shows shipbreaking is toxic waste disposal

Shipbreaking in Alang-Sosiya (India), the world’s largest shipbreaking yard, causes waste disposal conflicts. The European Commission’s proposal for a ship recycling regulation launched in March 2012 serves to illustrate that the EU wants to avoid such conflicts. However, …

EJOLT policy briefing on Tree Plantations

From 15 million hectares around 1990 to 60+ million hectares in 2010. The explosion of industrial tree plantations (ITPs) in the South is vast and goes much faster than in the North. Cheap land and …

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