Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

“Protests… express aspirations and may serve as potent forces that can lead to the transformation towards sustainability of our economies, societies and ecologies.” Originally posted by The Ecologist. By Leah Temper, Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Joan Martinez Alier, Federico Demaria. 15/05/18 The environmental movement is for the ‘post-industrial’ age what the workers’ movement...

VIOLENCE ON THE LAND, VIOLENCE ON OUR BODIES: Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence

VIOLENCE ON THE LAND, VIOLENCE ON OUR BODIES: Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence

For Indigenous communities in North America, the links between land and body are powerful and yet often overlooked. Extractive industries have drilled, mined, and fracked on lands on or near resource-rich Indigenous territories for decades. Although the economic gains have been a boon to transnational corporations and the economies of...

Ibagué will be the first city in the world to take mining to public scrutiny

Ibagué will be the first city in the world to take mining to public scrutiny

Mariana Gomez Soto, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. March 8th 2016. About a month ago, the city mayor requested a Popular Consultation, a type of referendum found in the Colombian Constitution as a democratic mechanism for people to participate in the decisions that affect their future. The current threats of...

Colombia in defense of water and the páramo high mountain ecosystems

Colombia in defense of water and the páramo high mountain ecosystems

Motivated by the Santurbán case, a páramo located in the Santander region, Colombians where called to take a stand in the streets in defence of water and the páramo ecosystems. This region has been holding a resistance process against gold mining for a few years now. The main cities where...

Towards environmental justice success in mining resistances:  An empirical investigation

Towards environmental justice success in mining resistances: An empirical investigation

The full report can be downloaded here Abstract This report sets out to provide evidence-based support for successful environmental justice (EJ) activism and assess the constituents and outcomes of contemporary socio-environmental mining conflicts by applying a collaborative statistical approach to the political ecology of mining resistances. The empirical evidence covers...

Se plantea una Consulta Comunitaria para decir no a la minería en Pacto, Ecuador

Se plantea una Consulta Comunitaria para decir no a la minería en Pacto, Ecuador

Original post: http://www.unpactoporlavida.com Fuente original y texto por: Un Pacto por La Vida El conflicto Minero de Pacto, Ecuador El ministerio de Recursos Naturales No Renovables (MRNNR), otorgó a la Empresa Nacional Minera (ENAMI), dos concesiones mineras que están dentro del Distrito metropolitano de Quito, la de Urcutambo con 2.251ha el...

The Legacy of Drummond in Colombia

The Legacy of Drummond in Colombia

  • Written on: 12 March 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Original source: La Silla Vacía Research and testimonials from local people have confirmed the way Drummond, a North American coal mining company, Colombia´s second largest coal producer and exporter,  has financed paramilitar groups in north of the country. In 2019 the contract for its largest mine expires what means the government...

Legal Guide for Communities Seeking Environmental Justice

EJOLT — Legal Guide for Communities Seeking Environmental Justice

A new report, published by EJOLT, provides a guide to the numerous legal avenues that communities seeking environmental justice can pursue. The guide explains a number of famous environmental lawsuits, and tendencies and tips to obtain justice; particularly the role of collective action. It also provides notes on key concepts and practical...

Mapping Violations of Human and Environmental Rights

Earth Law Center — Mapping Violations of Human and Environmental Rights

Across the world injustices are committed against ecosystems and people to feed our every-hungry economic system. The Earth Law Center is concerned with recognizing overlapping human and environmental injustices; it provides a  mapping of global injustices. It encourages contributions and updates, in a bid to raise awareness and mobilise for change around global social and...

Mapping Environmental Justice

EJOLT — Mapping Environmental Justice

  EJOLT is a global research project bringing together science and society to catalogue and analyse ecological distribution conflicts, confronting environmental injustices. The website provides a useful mapping tool, the Environmental Justice Atlas, that provides a visual presentation of environmental conflict around the world. The conflicts are categorised by company, commodity, country...