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

“The world of EJOs (Environmental Justice Organisations) has come to exist because of the many conflicts caused by the increase of social metabolism and global inequalities of power and income. …

New Indian Party fights for social and environmental justice … and wins

By Daniela Del Bene A new force is shaking things up in Indian politics. In December, the new Aam Aadmi Party (the ”Common Man Party”) contested the Delhi legislative assembly election …

Map of Environmental Conflicts in Brazil

By Joan Martinez Alier December 22nd, 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Chico Mendes (1944-1988) who defended the Amazon against deforestation in Acre, Brazil. Chico Mendes was a rubber gatherer …

Online course: Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice

 What past students have said: Brilliant course for people working in NGOs wishing to understand the basic concepts of ecological economics. The methods and tool introduced through case studies, …

Declaration of the Ekopotamya Network (Turkey, Iran, Iraq)

We, civil society organizations and social movements from Mesopotamia have come together because our rivers and lakes remain to be in significant danger of being dried up completely to the …

Support Mapping Environmental Justice Conflicts in the United States

By Alejandro Colsa, Bernadette Grafton, Katy Hintzen and Sara Orvis. As students at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment we consider ourselves lucky to be part of an …

NORWICH DECLARATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE:

Money Can’t Buy Environmental Justice THIS DECLARATION EMERGED FROM A WORKSHOP HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA IN NORWICH, ENGLAND ON JUNE 20-22, 2013, ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE. WE, AN INTERNATIONAL …

Call for papers for a Special Issue on “mining conflicts and environmental justice”

The growth in consumption and production has escalated the need for energy and raw materials, with resource use reaching exceptionally high levels worldwide. Contrary to beliefs that the economy will decouple from …

Turkey’s Tree Revolution – part 2: Everyday I’m chapulling*

*Turkish word now meaning “fighting for your rights” (see wiki).  The lack of consultation, the aggressive police intervention and the conversion of public space into private space explain why the occupation …

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