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Western consumption: a source of environmental conflicts

By Alma de Walsche, MO* magazine (translated by Nick Meynen). Mining projects, oil and gas extraction, energy crop plantations and tourist resorts are increasingly encroaching on pristine areas. Here they come …

IPCC misguiding the waste sector, GAIA warns

The Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives (GAIA) is concerned over claims included in the latest IPCC WG III Report – Summary for Policy Makers, with regard to climate change mitigation …

Atlas of Environmental Justice in the Press

By Leah Temper. The Atlas of Environmental Justice has been making waves across the world. Since the launch we have had over 130 press mentions in 21 countries and more than …

“Growth below zero”: in memory of Sicco Mansholt

By Joan Martinez-Alier,  RESPONDER conference, Brussels, 21 March 2014 In 1971 Sicco Mansholt, a Dutch agrarian unionist and social-democratic politician, who had promoted an expansionist agricultural policy in Europe as commissioner …

International Day of Forests: Defining Forests by their true meaning!

Here’s an open letter from La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth International, Focus on the Global South and the World Rainforest Movement to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), …

Access to Justice and Extractive Industries

UPDATE – full video of the event on youtube. On March 13, a panel of international legal and industry experts discuss the fraught world of environmental justice, human rights, minerals and …

Waste Pickers look back on a year of struggle and success

March 1 was International Waste Pickers’ Day, in memory of the massacre in Colombia in which 11 workers were killed at the University of Barranquilla. For the past 21 years …

Nigerian civil society puts out strong warning in relation to Petroleum Bill

By JohnBosco Agbakwuru. Here’s a report from civil society action in Nigeria: “CSOs threaten to move against lawmakers’ re-election over PIB”: A coalition of  Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, yesterday, threatened to mobilise …

The shipping industry: regulating the freeloaders

By Nick Meynen The unequal ecological exchange and environmental injustice in this hard to regulate global industry are so big and persistent that the industry keeps producing one damning fact after …

Landgrabbing in Cameroon

By Julien-François Gerber Since 2000, foreign governments and corporations have bought or leased over 56 million hectares in Africa, an area almost the size of Kenya.1 Palm oil is a major …

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