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Project "EnvJustice" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙910˙811 €
 EC max contribution 1˙910˙811 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-06-01   to  2021-05-31


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 Project objective

'The Environmental Justice Atlas ( is a global database built by us, drawing on activist and academic knowledge. It maps 1500 conflicts. To improve geographical and thematic coverage it will grow to 3000 by 2019. It systematizes conflicts across 100 fields documenting the commodities at stake, the actors involved, impacts, forms of mobilizations and outcomes allowing analyses that will lead to a general theory of ecological distribution conflicts. We shall research the links between changes in social metabolism and resource extraction conflicts at the “commodity frontiers”. Also other questions in political ecology and social movement theory such as the effectiveness of direct action by grassroots protesters compared to institutional forms of contention. Does the involvement of different actors, e.g. indigenous groups, relate to different conflict outcomes? How often does the IUCN ally itself to 'the environmentalism of the poor'? Do mobilizations and outcomes vary across sectors (mining, hydroelectric dams, waste incinerators) according to project differences in economic and biophysical dimensions, environmental and health risks? Are conflicts on point resources (mining, oil extraction) regularly different from conflicts in agriculture? Can we track networked resistances against Western companies, compared to those from China or other countries? Resistance to environmental damage has brought into being many local and some international EJOs pushing for alternative social transformations. We shall study the Vocabulary of Environmental Justice they deploy: climate justice, water justice, food sovereignty, biopiracy, sacrifice zones, and other terms specific to countries: Chinese “cancer villages”, Indian “sand mafias”, Brazilian “green deserts” (eucalyptus plantations). Finally, are there signs of an alliance between the Global Environmental Justice Movement and the small European movement for “prosperity without growth”, décroissance, Post-Wachstum?'


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Giuseppina Siciliano, Daniela Del Bene, Arnim Scheidel, Juan Liu, Frauke Urban
Environmental justice and Chinese dam-building in the global South
published pages: 20-27, ISSN: 1877-3435, DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2019.04.003
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 37 2020-01-31
2019 Brototi Roy, Joan Martinez-Alier
Environmental justice movements in India : an analysis of the multiple manifestations of violence
published pages: , ISSN: 2581-6152, DOI:
Ecology, economy and society–the INSEE Journal 2020-01-31
2019 Arnim Scheidel, Anke Schaffartzik
A socio-metabolic perspective on environmental justice and degrowth movements
published pages: 330-333, ISSN: 0921-8009, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.02.023
Ecological Economics 161 2020-01-31
2017 Marco Armiero, Massimo De Angelis
Anthropocene: Victims, Narrators, and Revolutionaries
published pages: 345-362, ISSN: 0038-2876, DOI: 10.1215/00382876-3829445
South Atlantic Quarterly 116/2 2020-01-31
2017 Pablo Samaniego, María Cristina Vallejo, Joan Martínez-Alier
Commercial and biophysical deficits in South America, 1990–2013
published pages: 62-73, ISSN: 0921-8009, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.11.012
Ecological Economics 133 2020-01-31
2017 Federico Demaria, Ashish Kothari
The Post-Development Dictionary agenda: paths to the pluriverse
published pages: 2588-2599, ISSN: 0143-6597, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2017.1350821
Third World Quarterly 38/12 2020-01-31
2018 Jovanka Špirić
Ecological distribution conflicts and sustainability: lessons from the post-socialist European semi-periphery
published pages: , ISSN: 1862-4065, DOI: 10.1007/s11625-017-0505-6
Sustainability Science 2020-01-31
2017 Federico Demaria
Social metabolism, cost-shifting and conflicts. The struggles and services of informal waste recyclers in India.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2017 John O’Neill
The price of an apology: justice, compensation and rectification
published pages: 1043-1059, ISSN: 0309-166X, DOI: 10.1093/cje/bew047
Cambridge Journal of Economics 41/4 2020-01-31
2016 Joan Martinez-Alier, Federico Demaria, Leah Temper and Mariana Walter
Changing social metabolism and environmental conflicts in India and South America
published pages: , ISSN: 1073-0451, DOI:
Journal of Political Ecology 2020-01-31
2018 Andrea Cardoso
Valuation Languages Along the Coal Chain From Colombia to the Netherlands and to Turkey
published pages: 44-59, ISSN: 0921-8009, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.09.012
Ecological Economics 146 2020-01-31
2018 Amaranta Herrero, Mariel Vilella
‘We have a right to breathe clean air’: the emerging environmental justice movement against waste incineration in cement kilns in Spain
published pages: , ISSN: 1862-4065, DOI: 10.1007/s11625-017-0473-x
Sustainability Science 2020-01-31
2018 Adrián E. Beling, Julien Vanhulst, Federico Demaria, Violeta Rabi, Ana E. Carballo, Jérôme Pelenc
Discursive Synergies for a ‘Great Transformation’ Towards Sustainability: Pragmatic Contributions to a Necessary Dialogue Between Human Development, Degrowth, and Buen Vivir
published pages: 304-313, ISSN: 0921-8009, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.08.025
Ecological Economics 144 2020-01-31
2018 Arnim Scheidel, Leah Temper, Federico Demaria, Joan Martínez-Alier
Ecological distribution conflicts as forces for sustainability: an overview and conceptual framework
published pages: , ISSN: 1862-4065, DOI: 10.1007/s11625-017-0519-0
Sustainability Science 2020-01-31
2017 Cem Iskender Aydin, Begum Ozkaynak, Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos, Taylan Yenilmez
Network effects in environmental justice struggles: An investigation of conflicts between mining companies and civil society organizations from a network perspective
published pages: e0180494, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180494
PLOS ONE 12/7 2020-01-31
2018 Diogo Ferreira da Rocha, Marcelo Firpo Porto, Tania Pacheco, Jean Pierre Leroy
The map of conflicts related to environmental injustice and health in Brazil
published pages: , ISSN: 1862-4065, DOI: 10.1007/s11625-017-0494-5
Sustainability Science 2020-01-31
2016 Alf Hornborg, Joan Martinez-Alier
Ecologically unequal exchange and ecological debt
published pages: , ISSN: 1073-0451, DOI:
Journal of Political Ecology 2020-01-31
2018 Daniela Del Bene, Arnim Scheidel, Leah Temper
More dams, more violence? A global analysis on resistances and repression around conflictive dams through co-produced knowledge
published pages: 617-633, ISSN: 1862-4065, DOI: 10.1007/s11625-018-0558-1
Sustainability Science 13/3 2020-01-31
2017 Sara Mingorría
Violence and visibility in oil palm and sugarcane conflicts: the case of Polochic Valley, Guatemala
published pages: 1-26, ISSN: 0306-6150, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2017.1293046
The Journal of Peasant Studies 2020-01-31
2019 Martínez Alier, Joan; Roy, Brototi
Ecological distribution conflicts in India : some insights on the role of violence
published pages: 27-30, ISSN: 2581-6152, DOI:
Ecology, Economy and Society - The INSEE Journal, Vol. 2, issue 1 (Jan. 2019) , p. 27-30, ISSN 2581-6152 9 2020-01-31
2019 Mario Pérez-Rincón, Julieth Vargas-Morales, Joan Martinez-Alier
Mapping and Analyzing Ecological Distribution Conflicts in Andean Countries
published pages: 80-91, ISSN: 0921-8009, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.11.004
Ecological Economics 157 2020-01-31
2018 Bernardo Aguilar-González, Grettel Navas, Carole Brun, Andrea Aguilar-Umaña, Paloma Cerdán
Socio-ecological distribution conflicts in the mining sector in Guatemala (2005–2013): Deep rooted injustice and weak environmental governance
published pages: 240-254, ISSN: 2214-790X, DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2018.02.002
The Extractive Industries and Society 5/3 2020-01-31
2018 Leah Temper, Federico Demaria, Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Joan Martinez-Alier
The Global Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas): ecological distribution conflicts as forces for sustainability
published pages: 573-584, ISSN: 1862-4065, DOI: 10.1007/s11625-018-0563-4
Sustainability Science 13/3 2020-01-31
2018 Sofia Avila
Environmental justice and the expanding geography of wind power conflicts
published pages: 599-616, ISSN: 1862-4065, DOI: 10.1007/s11625-018-0547-4
Sustainability Science 13/3 2020-01-31
2018 Grettel Navas, Sara Mingorria, Bernardo Aguilar-González
Violence in environmental conflicts: the need for a multidimensional approach
published pages: 649-660, ISSN: 1862-4065, DOI: 10.1007/s11625-018-0551-8
Sustainability Science 13/3 2020-01-31

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