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Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade

Objective

Environmental Justice Organizations (EJOs) are civil society organizations locally or globally involved in conflicts over resource extraction or waste disposal. Such conflicts increase in number as the world economy uses more materials and energy. The EJOs focus on the link between the need for environmental security and the defence of basic human rights. The project EJOLT unites a consortium of international actors (scientists, activist organizations, think-tanks, policy-makers) across a range of fields (environmental law, environmental health, political ecology, ecological economics) to promote mutual learning and collaboration among stakeholders who make use of Sustainability Sciences, particularly on aspects of Ecological Distribution. Central concepts are Ecological Debts (or Environmental Liabilities) and Ecologically Unequal Exchange. We focus on the use of these concepts in science and in environmental activism and policy-making. EJOLT will explore the roots of increasing ecological distribution conflicts at different scales, and how to turn such conflicts into forces for environmental sustainability.
Thus one of the primary purposes is to empower EJOs and the communities they support that receive an unfair share of environmental burdens to defend or reclaim their rights. Participatory methods, action research and a range of methodologies will be applied to capacitate EJOs, communities and citizen movements to monitor the state of their environment, and document its degradation, learning from other experiences and from academic research how to argue to avoid the growth of ecological debts or environmental liabilities. EJOLT will build on EJOs’ knowledge of environmental risks and legal mechanisms and the translation of their research findings into the policy arena. In the process, EJOLT will enrich the sustainability sciences through the accumulated knowledge of the EJOs and lead to enhanced application of these sciences to real-life policy question.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 860 277,77
Administrative Contact
Veronica Colombo (Ms.)

Participants (23)

UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 126 957,64
Address
University Road, Chiltern Hills
3630 Westville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paulina Motshehda Mokotedi (Ms.)
CENTRO DI DOCUMENTAZIONE SUI CONFLITTI AMBIENTALI ONLUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 240 308,16
Address
Largo Vittorio Gassman 2
00197 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lucie Greyl (Ms.)
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY
India
EU contribution
€ 58 323,56
Address
New Mehrauli Road
110 067 New Delhi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rohan D'souza (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 350 935,09
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Willibald Haas (Mr.)
FOCUS DRUSTVO ZA SONARAVEN RAZVOJ
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 117 156,44
Address
Maurerjeva Ulica 7
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lidija Zivcic (Ms.)
FUNDACAO OSWALDO CRUZ
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 129 094,60
Address
Avenida Brasil 4365
21040 900 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marcelo Firpo Porto (Dr.)
STICHTING WORLD RAINFOREST MOVEMENT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 75 126,84
Address
Bispinckpark 15
2061 SG Bloemendaal
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Carrere (Mr.)
ACCION ECOLOGICA
Ecuador
EU contribution
€ 87 477,73
Address
Alejandro De Valdez 24-33 Y La Gas Ca
- Quito
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cesar Padilla (Mr.)
CITIZENS FOR JUSTICE
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 38 419,77
Address
Post Dot Net Crossroads
Lilongwe
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Reinford Mwangonde (Mr.)
EARTHLIFE NAMIBIA TRUST
Namibia
EU contribution
€ 37 134,67
Address
Brits Street 8A
9000 Windhoek
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bertchen Kohrs (Ms.)
ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION INCORPORATED TRUSTEES
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 81 282,72
Address
Uselu-lagos Road 214
23452 Benin City
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Godwin Ojo (Dr.)
NORTHERN ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY IVZW

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 142 200,47
Address
Fiennesstraat 77
1070 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leida Rijnhout (Ms.)
The East Africa Natural History Society Association
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 65 520,03
Address
National Museum Hill Road 209
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Paul Matiku (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 160 181,14
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antoni Pigrau (Prof.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 110 608,04
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alf Hornborg (Prof.)
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 135 819,93
Address
Bebek
34342 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emine Nur Gunay (Prof.)
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 71 649,34
Address
Charlotte Street 1-3
W1T 1RD London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mauricio Lazala (Mr.)
"Environmental Association ""Za Zemiata"" Sdruzhenie"
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 127 762,80
Address
Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd 24 Bl 22 Entr A Fl 3 Ap 6 Izgrev
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Todor Slavov (Mr.)
Sustainable Europe Research Institute SERI Deutschland e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 143 606,84
Address
Vorsterstrasse 97-99
51103 Köln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvia Lorek (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 194 975,84
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin O'connor (Prof.)
GENETIC RESOURCES ACTION INTERNATIONALFUNDACION GRAIN
Spain
EU contribution
€ 87 950,70
Address
Girona 25 Pral
08010 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Henk Hobbelink (Mr.)
COMMISSION DE RECHERCHE ET D'INFORMATION INDEPENDANTES SUR LA RADIOACTIVITE
France
EU contribution
€ 130 503,79
Address
Avenue Victor Hugo 471
26000 Valence
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bruno Chareyron (Mr.)
EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL BUREAU
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 78 647,09
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14-16
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Isabel De Jesus (Mrs.)