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Introduction to some ejolt partners


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Introduction to some ejolt partners

  1. 1. Environmental justice organizations, liabilities and trade EJOLT
  2. 2. 1 Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ICTA-UAB ( -- ) <ul><li>MISSION: to promote and carry out research, and train researchers who contribute to the scientific understanding of the environment and meet the challenges posed by the interaction between society and the environment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecological economics. Environmental sociology. Public policies and the environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biodiversity. Ethnoecology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy, economics, society and the environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water management: social, territorial, technological, environmental aspects. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leading Southern European centre in environmental studies, with an international focus and a multi-disciplinary base. In 2010 ICTA was awarded 44 new projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Current research projects in our group: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Metabolism and Ecological-Distributive Conflicts (Spanish Ministry of Science, EU project ENGOV) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socially Sustainable Economic Degrowth (EU project Responder) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT) (Science-in-Society FP7 project) </li></ul></ul>Joan Leah Bea Lilit Hali Marta Mariana Federico Filka
  3. 3. <ul><li>MOTIVACIONES - Tener una visión más global y conocer de cerca conflictos mineros alrededor del mundo, y las estrategias de resistencia por parte de las comunidades locales y de las organizaciones que las acompañan. </li></ul><ul><li>OBJETIVOS - Conocer, intercambiar información y articulación con otras organizaciones que abordan la injusticia ambiental y que trabajan el tema de industrias extractivas; Aprender más de herramientas legales, análisis que relacionan las cadenas de producción, consumo y desechos de las industrias extractivas </li></ul>9 Observatorio de conflictos mineros en America Latina – Acción Ecológica OCMAL-AE No sólo minería … Seguimiento a la criminalización de activistas Petróleo
  4. 4. <ul><li>Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France. </li></ul><ul><li>Research activities and European projects centered on ecological economics & sustainable development. </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity-building North-South activities, expert advisory networks & research-led teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Design and exploitation of multimedia knowledge mediation & learning tools (KerBabel™) in research partnerships & teaching (the Brocéliande system of on-line teaching resources). </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>EJOLT participants: Martin O’CONNOR , </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia BRANCO, Frances HARRISON </li></ul>21 REEDS International Research Centre– Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines REEDS - UVSQ
  5. 5. ANPED - Northern Alliance for Sustainability Is an international not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower civil society through capacity building, exchange and sharing of knowledge. We work in close cooperation with Southern civil society and other stakeholders, thus creating and protecting sustainable communities and societies worldwide. Our goal is to promote fair and equitable sustainable development for all and with respect to the limits of our common ecological and social capital. ANPED covers the UNECE-region:
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Tarragona Centre for Environmental Law Studies (CEDAT) ( ) brings together researchers from the URV and other Spanish universities (research group recognized by the Government of Catalonia). </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Environmental Law . </li></ul><ul><li>RESEARCH: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental law and liberalization of services in the internal market . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intragenerational dimension of environmental justice as the social aspect of sustainable development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Rights in Latin America: indigenous peoples, cultural diversity and environmental justice in the Constitutions of Ecuador and Bolivia. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catalan Journal of Environmental Law ( ). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultancy contracts with local governments regarding environmental regulation . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community service through the Environmental Law Clinic . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly on-line newsletter. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support to EWB-ISF projects in Ecuador . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Earthlife Namibia Trust (ELN) <ul><li>Who are we? </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary NGO => environmental and social justice </li></ul><ul><li>Watchdog function </li></ul><ul><li>Tackle controversial issues </li></ul><ul><li>Uranium industry in Namibia </li></ul><ul><li>● 3 Operating mines (dangerous Radon gas & </li></ul><ul><li>tailings) </li></ul><ul><li>Plans for nuclear power plant </li></ul><ul><li>Our aim </li></ul><ul><li>Inform politicians, decision makers, mining companies, and the general public </li></ul><ul><li>Make citizens understand the immediate and long-term implications of the nuclear industry </li></ul><ul><li>Make mine workers understand the risk they are exposed to. </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve that the public takes part in decision making re a nuclear plant (yes or no) </li></ul><ul><li>Our present campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Public discussions, workshops, conferences, showing videos, having information stands at different events, being media present, producing pamphlets, speaking to learners and students </li></ul><ul><li>Brochure informing on uranium mining </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the implementing team of the Strategic Environmental Management Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Reach the relevant politicians </li></ul><ul><li>Submitted a paper on environmental and social policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Why EJOLT? </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge with partners </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit from expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Collect reliable data </li></ul><ul><li>Our contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Provide info on local situation & contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for sampling </li></ul><ul><li>Organise workshops, meetings etc </li></ul>
  8. 11. Vienna Institute of Social Ecology (SEC) Faculty Iff, Alpen-Adria University, Austria Vienna, Austria
  9. 12. Institute of S ocial Ec ology (SEC) EJOLT-Team Willi Haas Helmut Haberl Christoph Plutzar Andy Mayer Simron Jit Singh
  10. 13. CDCA Documentation Centre on Environmental Conflicts
  11. 14. monitoring, archiving, analysing and diffusing informations on the causes and consequences of environmental and social conflicts five key resources : water, mine, hydrocarbons, forests and biodiversity The work of CDCA
  12. 15. <ul><li>four branches of analysis: </li></ul><ul><li>conflict causes </li></ul><ul><li>social and environmental effect(s) of the policy or project causing the conflict </li></ul><ul><li>conflict chronology </li></ul><ul><li>involved actors analysis </li></ul>
  13. 16. FREE SERVICES OFFERED BY THE CDCA <ul><li>national public library </li></ul><ul><li>database of over a hundred cases studies </li></ul><ul><li>training and education </li></ul><ul><li>Public debates and cultural events </li></ul>
  14. 17. Collaborative research projects International CEECEC project team
  15. 18. THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION! CDCA documentatioN centrE on environmental conflicts largo vittorio gassman c/o Bioparco di Roma tel/fax: +39 06 36003373 opening hours: from Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm [email_address] [email_address]
  16. 19. * Since 2001 working together with the Brazilian Network of Environmental Justice. Some interests and assessments: Mining and Steel Industry ; Pesticide and Agroecological Transition; Uranium Mining ; * Projects: Map of Environmental Injustice and Health in Brazil ; Territorial Laboratory of Manguinhos (a slum closed to FIOCRUZ): environmental problems and citizenship * EJOLT: WP7 ( Environmental Health and Risk); WP2 (Map); WP5 (Land Conflicts); Others: WP3 (Nuclear – Uranium Mining); WP6 ( Mining and Shipbreaking – TKCSA) <ul><li>Marcelo Firpo Porto </li></ul><ul><li>( [email_address] ) </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher at CESTEH/ ENSP/FIOCRUZ </li></ul><ul><li>Research group: Integrated approaches for promoting health and environmental justice . </li></ul><ul><li>* Magister and PhD courses: Public Health, courses “ Social Determinants of Health ” , “ Territory, Political Ecology and Environmental Justice ” </li></ul>