New: “From Fukushima to fossil fuels: Carbon emissions, climate narratives, and grassroots movements in Japan’s energy transition”
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by Daniela Marques Branco
2w ago
By May Aye Thiri, Mihály Tamás Borsi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2024.103520 Abstract The Fukushima Nuclear Accident triggered an energy predicament in Japan, necessitating initiatives to decarbonise and denuclearise its energy landscape. This shift has intensified reliance on fossil fuels, notably coal, inciting widespread anti-coal disputes throughout the nation. This research scrutinises the dynamics of carbon emissions and their interrelation with climate activism narratives, emphasising the mobilisation of communities to confront issues of inequality and justice. Emplo ..read more
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Read Now: “Black gold and green BRI–A grounded analysis of Chinese investment in coal-fired power plants in Indonesia”
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by Daniela Marques Branco
2w ago
By Bowen Gu https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2024.101411 Highlights First countrywide analysis of socio-environmental conflicts over coal-fired power plants with Chinese investment. Demonstrates how the politics from below shapes BRI energy infrastructure investment in practice. Analyzes the uneven development of CFPPs in Indonesia that affects rural, fishing and indigenous communities. Reveals socio-environmental conflicts in the coal-fueled energy transition value chain. Calls for environmental justice and “blue justice” in the governance of the BRI. Abstract Fro ..read more
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New Article: “Green and climate colonialities: Evidence from Arctic extractivisms”
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by Daniela Marques Branco
3w ago
Authors: Ksenija Hanaček (University of Helsinki & Autonomous University of Barcelona), Markus Kroger (University of Helsinki), Joan Martinez-Alier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). https://doi.org/10.2458/jpe.5512 Abstract This article examines 16 environmental conflicts across the Arctic that demonstrate resistance to both climate and green extractive colonialisms. Resistance movements counter green-labelled developments, such as a 350 km road project in Ambler (Alaska) needed for copper extraction; large-scale wind power industries on Sámi territories ..read more
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New: “From Fukushima to fossil fuels: Carbon emissions, climate narratives, and grassroots movements in Japan’s energy transition”
EnvJustice
by Daniela Marques Branco
3w ago
By May Aye Thiri, Mihály Tamás Borsi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2024.103520 Abstract The Fukushima Nuclear Accident triggered an energy predicament in Japan, necessitating initiatives to decarbonise and denuclearise its energy landscape. This shift has intensified reliance on fossil fuels, notably coal, inciting widespread anti-coal disputes throughout the nation. This research scrutinises the dynamics of carbon emissions and their interrelation with climate activism narratives, emphasising the mobilisation of communities to confront issues of inequality and justice. Emplo ..read more
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The political ecology of oil and gas corporations: the case of TotalEnergies
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by Daniela Marques Branco
4M ago
Browse the conflicts in the EJAtlas linked to the French oil major TotalEnergies analyzed in the research article entitled: “The political ecology of oil and gas companies: TotalEnergies and post-colonial exploitation to concentrate energy” This featured map collects the socio-environmental conflicts related to TotalEnergies operations along fossil fuels commodity chains, from exploration blocks, to exploitation wells, LNG terminals, pipelines, refineries and petrochemicals. It also includes the conflicts in the “new energies” sector. The energy that TotalEnergies concentrates predominantly i ..read more
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Conflict and conservation: On the role of protected areas for environmental justice
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by Daniela Marques Branco
10M ago
Research based on the Environmental Justice Atlas – www.ejatlas.org Available at Global Environmental Change journal – ScienceDirect Authors: Antonio Bontempi, Pietro Venturi, Daniela Del Bene, Arnim Scheidel, Quim Zaldo-Aubanell, Roser Maneja Zaragoza Abstract When are protected areas drivers of environmental injustices and conflict, and under which circumstances may they support customary users in protecting their lands and livelihoods against extractivist development? We address these questions by analyzing the diverse roles that prot ..read more
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Discrediting carbon credits
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by Daniela Marques Branco
10M ago
Big Oil going carbon neutral? Here is how carbon offsets impact local and indigenous communities. Authors: Nathaniel Rugh and Marcel Llavero-Pasquina  Full article published at: https://theecologist.org/2023/aug/18/discrediting-carbon-credits Fossil fuel companies are increasingly using carbon offsets to claim they are going carbon neutral. Oil and gas giants like BP, Shell, Total Energies and Eni have all used carbon credits to deliver so-called “carbon neutral” fossil fuels.  Additionally, Eni, Shell, TotalEnergies, Chevron,  ..read more
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The EJAtlas and the Making of the World Movement for Environmental Justice. A “Sociology of Absences”?
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by Daniela Marques Branco
1y ago
Author: Joan Martínez-Alier Published at the University of Toronto Press, at the The Tocqueville Review. Find it here: https://doi.org/10.3138/ttr.44.1.25 Abstract The EJAtlas is an archive of environmental conflicts. It is a collective endeavor. Both academics and activists contribute to it. It will reach 4,000 entries by 2023 allowing much new research on comparative political ecology and making visible the global countermovement for environmental justice. Growth in social metabolism (flows of energy and materials) and the abundance of environmental conflicts are seen as two sides of the ..read more
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New research: Global impacts of extractive and industrial development projects on Indigenous Peoples’ lifeways, lands, and rights
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by Daniela Marques Branco
1y ago
Authors: Arnim Scheidel, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Anju Helen Bara, Daniela Del Bene, Dominique M David-Chavez, Eleonora Fanari, Ibrahim Garba, Ksenija Hanaček, Juan Liu, Joan Martínez-Alier, Grettel Navas, Victoria Reyes-García, Brototi Roy, Leah Temper, May Aye Thiri, Dalena Tran, Mariana Walter, Kyle Powys Whyte. 7 Jun 2023 Available at Science Advance: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.ade9557 Abstract To what extent do extractive and industrial development pressures affect Indigenous People ..read more
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A global analysis of violence against women defenders in environmental conflicts
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by Daniela Marques Branco
1y ago
Article by: Dalena Tran & Ksenija Hanaček Published on Nature Sustainability on 05 of June 2023: https://rdcu.be/deOJo Abstract Women environmental defenders face retaliation for mobilizing against extractive and polluting projects, which perpetrate violence against Indigenous, minority, poor and rural communities. The issue matters because it highlights the gendered nature of extractive violence and the urgent need to address the systemic patterns of violence that affect women defenders, who are often overlooked and underreported. Here we analyse violence against women defende ..read more
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