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Pushed to the wasteland: Environmental racism against Roma communities in Central and South-Eastern Europe

The ENVJUSTICE – EJAtlas team at ICTA - UAB in collaboration with European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Human Rights activists releases a thematic map on environmental racism against Roma communities in Central and South-Eastern Europe.

¡Esto no Vale! Isso não Vale! Vale S.A. global operations lead to socio-environmental conflicts

On the occasion of the International Action for Rivers 2019, the ENVJUSTICE - EJAtlas team releases a global thematic map on socio-environmental conflicts in the world related to Vale S.A. mining and infrastructure projects
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Wastepickers mobilization against the carbonization of solid waste, Rondônia, Brazil

While promoted as a modern, ecofriendly solution to Brazil’s waste management problems, incinerator projects such as the one currently developed in Cacoal face broad civil society opposition, particularly from wastepicker groups and recycling initiatives.

Kivalina climate change court case, Alaska, USA

An emblematic climate justice case. An Alaskan village vs ExxonMobil Energy et. al. 2008-2012. The case was dismissed. Environmental liability was not recognized. The community suffers displacement, appeals to UN.

Coal mining in Arctic's natural reserve, Taymyr, Russia

The coal mine is illegal according to local activists. The company continues with the extraction activities, mainly for export to India, putting one of the world's biggest natural reserve under threat.

El despojo de La Colorada para la ganancia de Pan American Silver, Zacatecas, Mexico

The expansion of La Colorada mining increases pollution of the area, water contamination and diseases. Families are forced to move to a colony built by the company under threats of violence.

Hydro Power Plant Boguchanskaya, Russia

The 3000 MW hydropower plant construction began in 1980 and resumed in 2006. It is located on the river Angara near Kodinsk. It was carried out by the companies “RusHydro” and “Rusal”, for aluminium smelting

Health impact of substandard living conditions on Roma in a settlement separated by wall, Sliven, Bulgaria

Romani families in Sliven in a settlement separated from non-Roma living area suffer a high level of pollution. Substandard living conditions have negative impact on Roma health and life expectancy.

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