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Most socio-environmental and public health impacts of importing and exporting processes are invisible to consumers in importing countries and to the international exporters of waste. EJOLT aims to expose new trends in toxic international trade and the roles that emerging economies like Brazil and India play in this field. This work will build on the work in EJOLT done on nuclear, mining & shipbreaking, oil & gas, and biomass & land. We will support participant Environmental Justice Organisations in their knowledge acquisition and in their actions related to health impacts, with emphasis on risk assessment and issues of uncertainty.

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Book Review: Ecological Economics from the Ground Up

Helen Scharber, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire College, USA As its title intimates, Ecological Economics from the Ground Up starts with case studies of environmental justice activist struggles, mostly from …

The marketing behind poisoning people

by Diana Aguiar (FASE), Alessandra Cardoso (INESC), and Marcela Vecchione (NAEA/UFPA). In the airport of Belém in the Amazonian state of Pará, Brazil, an advertisement of the French company Imerys states, …

Latest Environmental Health and Risk Assessment Resources

The Dyncorp Case in Colombia

1. Factual background Under its 1999 ‘Plan Colombia’, the Colombian Government under former President Andrés Pastrana developed a counter-narcotics strategy that focused on the chemical eradication of illegal coca and poppy …

The Trafigura Case

1. Factual background In the Probo Koala incident, more recently also known as the Trafigura case, toxic and dangerous waste products belonging to Trafigura –one of the world’s leading oil trading …