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A letter from Piedras, Tolima, Colombia: local referendum against Anglo Gold Ashanti

Dear communities resisting extractive projects, We are reaching you from Colombia, South America. We have been astonished by all you efforts and resistance in order to keep extractive corporations out of …

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 …

Water justice: the first successful European Citizen’s Initiative

By Nick Meynen. A petition calling for water justice has been accepted as the first European Citizen Initiative. A European citizens’ initiative is an invitation to the European Commission to propose …

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 …

The contradictions in the mining firm Antofagasta

London is the world’s biggest centre for investment in the minerals industry. Investment banks, pension funds, hedge funds and insurance companies use London stock exchanges to invest in dubious mining …

Turkey’s ‘tree revolution’ – part 1

Environmentalists have been protesting for months against a plan to swap trees for a shopping mall in Gezi Park at Istanbul’s Taksim Square. When riot police chased them away, the …

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 …

BOOK review: Geo-engineering conflicts

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Clive Hamilton, Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering, Yale University Press, 2013, 288pp Many ecological economists know at least one book co-authored in 1997 by Australian …

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