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New scientific insights on ecologically unequal trade

By Nick Meynen. A new light is shining on the old problem of a global economic system that creates regional environmental imbalances. Ecological economists identified and analysed the asymmetric flows of …

The El Niño message: break free from fossil fuels

By Nick Meynen. El Niño translates to ‘the boy‘ and in his case, the child is unwanted. El Niño is a periodic climate phenomenon that occurs when a vast pool of …

Laudato si and the Ecological Debt

By Joan Martinez Alier. The long awaited ecological encyclical, recently released by Pope Francis, gives a welcome boost to many issues that EJOLT has been working on. Yes, the Pope …

The concept of “ecological debt” and its value for environmental justice

EJOLT’s latest report is about the value of the ecological debt concept to struggles for environmental justice. “Ecological debt. History, meaning and relevance for environmental justice” can be downloaded here. …

Reversing the arrow of arrears: The concept of “ecological debt” and its value for environmental justice

By Rikard Warlenius, Gregory Pierce and Vasna Ramasar AbstractThe ecological debt concept emerged in the early 1990s from within social movements driven by rising environmental awareness, emerging Western consciousness of responsibility …

Ecological debt. History, meaning and relevance for environmental justice

EJOLT Report 18: Ecological debt. History, meaning and relevance for environmental justice The report can be downloaded here Abstract The ecological debt concept emerged in the early 1990s from within social movements driven …

Ecological debt and Ecological Unequal Exchange: report from an activist – academics debate

By Nick Meynen Some 40 to 50 scientists and activists specialised in ecological debt (ED) and ecological unequal exchange (EUE) gathered on 27 and 28 March in Lund, Sweden. The workshop …

Between activism and science: grassroots concepts for sustainability coined by Environmental Justice Organizations

By Joan Martinez-Alier et al. Abstract In their own battles and strategy meetings since the early 1980s, EJOs (environmental justice organizations) and their networks have introduced several concepts to political ecology …

International Law and Ecological Debt

According to Antoni Pigrau, Professor of Public International Law at the Catalan Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) “Classic international law (1648-1945) can be seen as a legitimizing tool for the …

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