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“Garbage is Gold”: Waste-based Commodity Frontiers, Modes of Valorization and Ecological Distribution Conflicts

By Seth Schindler and Federico Demaria Abstract Waste is increasingly viewed as a resource rather than an externality. However, new waste management regimes must be introduced in order for value to be …

Ecological economics and degrowth: Proposing a future research agenda from the margins

By Ksenija Hanaček, Brototi Roy, Sofia Avila, Giorgos Kallis Abstract Research by ecological economists on degrowth is a flourishing field. Existing research has focused on limits to (green) growth and on economic alternatives for prospering without growth. Future research, …

The meaning of poverty matters: Trade-offs in poverty reduction programmes

By Gonzalo Gamboa, Sara Mingorría and Arnim Scheidel Abstract Poverty has many different dimensions, yet few poverty reduction policies take an integrated approach to multidimensional poverty. Many continue to focus predominantly on income and employment …

Environmental Conflicts Related to Urban Expansion Involving Agrarian Communities in Central Mexico

By Victoria Ruiz Rincón, Joan Martínez-Aliera and Sara Mingorria Abstract Rural territories and cultures have been increasingly sacrificed through depopulation, invasion by infrastructure, and the presence of industries which are incompatible with agriculture. Meanwhile, the …

New: thematic map on environmental racism against Roma communities

ENVJUSTICE – EJAtlas team at ICTA – UAB in collaboration with the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Human Rights activists developed a thematic map on environmental racism against Roma communities …

Eco-Imperial Relations: The Roots of Dispossessive and Unequal Accumulation

By Gustavo A. García López, Grettel NavasIntroductionOver the last decades, “imperialism” and “environment” have become closely linked concepts (Arnold 2015). Traditionally, scholars of empire had tended to ignore environmental issues (Arnold 2015; Foster and Clark …


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