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Clean Development Mechanism

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one of the three market based instruments developed under the Kyoto Protocol to reduce global carbon emissions. The other instruments are emissions trading (ET), …

Why Climate Justice activists are preparing to hack the Paris climate summit

A new report by the global EJOLT project includes essays from climate justice activists and academics on how they aim to hack, resist and confront inaction and false solutions at …

Refocusing resistance for climate justice. COPing in, COPing out and beyond Paris

EJOLT Report 23: Refocusing resistance for climate justice. COPing in, COPing out and beyond Paris The full report can be downloaded here. Abstract The climate and environmental justice debates are heating up ahead …

Cap and trade systems

A cap and trade system is a policy instrument developed in order to put a limit on resource use and enhance the redistribution of equal shares of resources through the …

Chinese growth fueled by environmental destruction in Tibet

By Daniela Del Bene (ICTA, UAB).“The number of Tibetans setting themselves ablaze is increasing at an alarming rate. […] In addition to several political, social, religious and economic factors, the …

The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project in British Columbia, Canada

Introduction & Background The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion is a project that would establish a new pipeline, twinning an existing pipeline from Edmonton, Alberta to Burnaby, British Columbia. This …

Areva’s Uranium Mines, Niger

Introduction When uranium was discovered in impoverished Niger in the 1960s, many thought the discovery would contribute to the economic and social development of the country. Unfortunately, it turned out to …

The Exxaro Leeuwpan Mining Project near Delmas, South Africa

Introduction Leeuwpan Colliery is located on the Mpumalanga Highveld, less than five kilometres from the town of Delmas, South Africa, approximately 65 kilometres East of Johannesburg (Figure 1). The Highveld is …

Castilla Thermal Power Station, Chile

Introduction Copiapo, in the Atacama Region, northern Chile, has approximately 150,000 habitants and a diverse economy where the main economic activity comes from the mining industry, particularly for copper. The second …

Feature Map on the Permanent Peoples Tribunal Hearing on Corporate Human Rights Violations and Peoples Access to Justice

On the anniversary of the UNHRC resolution, as states prepare for the first meeting of the intergovernmental working group for the elaboration of a UN Treaty on transnational corporations and …

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