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Protect the Planet, Keep oil companies out of Yasuni-ITT

Oilwatch International issued an open letter to the President of Ecuador. This follows on the dramatic turn of events on August 15. Dear Mr. President Rafael Correa We are shocked by the …

Yasuni ITT is dead. Blame President Correa

By Joan Martinez-Alier, Nnimmo Bassey and Patrick Bond As it was expected since February 2013 when president Correa won again the presidency of Ecuador, and even before given his track record …

A new epidose in the Chevron vs Ecuador saga

Source: The Chevron Pit. As EJOLT reported earlier, here and here, one of the most prominent environmental lawsuit cases in the world is the case where some 30.000 Ecuadorians are seeking …

Unburnable fuels. How to keep the oil in the soil

Today, a global coalition of economists and activists release a 200p report on a variety of initiatives to leave “unburnable” fuels in the soil. The EU funded EJOLT network studied …

How to Yasunize the world: Don’t burn the Unburnable Fuels

On May 9, for the first time ever, the world’s longest-running, high-precision instrument to record atmospheric CO2 hit the 400ppm level. 275ppm was the norm before the industrial revolution. The …

Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil

Ejolt report 6: Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil The low resolution report can be downloaded here. The high resolution report can be downloaded here. Abstract This Report …

Rafael Correa, Marx and extractivism

By Joan Martinez-Alier. President Rafael Correa of Ecuador asks when and where Marx criticizes mega-mining. In various interviews, Correa, the mouthpiece of mega-mining and the expansion of oil exploitation, has …

President Rafael Correa against the environmentalists

By Joan Martinez-Alier (Quito, 19 February 2013) President Rafael Correa, of Ecuador, was re-elected Sunday 17 February 2013 with 57 per cent of the vote. This was a fair election. Environmentalists …

Ejolt partner Accion Ecologica wins Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Prize

By: Vaaruni Eashwar (TERI)/New Delhi, India, December 2012 Indian think tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) recently announced the winners of the first-ever Georgescu-Roegen Awards for ‘Unconventional Thinking’ and ‘Bioeconomic …

Watch an EJOLT movie on the Sarayaku v. Ecuador

Arturo Hortas has made a new documentary for  EJOLT. The documentary is on the case Sarayaku v. Ecuador. As we reported earlier, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruled in favor of …

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