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[PDF] Meeting with experts in Barcelona kicks off the European Science in Society project EJOLT - Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade

Author: Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Published on: 20 April 2011

The proliferation of ecological conflicts and new legal mechanisms to address environmental injustice is the focus of a new European project, "Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade" (EJOLT), that will be launched with a meeting in Barcelona on 26th‐29th April and will convene leading academics and activists in the field of environmental justice from around the world...Through knowledge sharing, the creation of maps, databases and improved indicators, project partners will examine the causes of increasing ecological distribution conflicts at different scales and ask how these conflicts can be turned into forces for environmental sustainability. The project includes, as an opening activity, the following public...[panel]: Environmental Justice, Testimonies from the Commodity Frontiers...on April 28th...[First panel will deal with the legacies of Shell in Nigeria and Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador; second panel will deal with liabilities of agrofuels, uranium mining, nuclear electricity companies]

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Related companies: Chevron Shell Texaco (part of Chevron)