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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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Scandal Rocks the TAV High Speed Rail Project in Italy

By CDCA (Centro Documentazione Conflitti Ambientali). In recent months, allegations of corruption and criminal infiltration in major infrastructure projects have been making headlines in Italy. The string of scandals started in …

Workers and environmentalists of the world, unite!

By Stefania Barca. Stefania Barca is a Senior Researcher at the 
Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. She’s of Italian origin and a well-known historian of water appropriation …

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Apiculture vs. Transgenic-soybean in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Monsanto Co. applied in February 2012 to upgrade its Mexican soybean plantations, occupying around 250 thousand ha, from the status of ‘pilot program‘ to ‘commercial’. Some 26% of these are …

Industrial waste conflicts around the world

EJOLT Report 1: Industrial waste conflicts around the world. Case studies from India and Bulgaria: shipbreaking and incineration. How struggles for environmental justice contribute to the environmental sustainability of the economy EJOLT Report 1 (Low …