Join us on 2nd & 3rd March 2015 in Brussels
Opportunities for European policy makers
towards Environmental Justice
Building the road to Environmental Justice
in the European Parliament
Monday 2 March 2015 (12:00-16:00),
European Parliament, Brussels
Tuesday 3 March 2015 (9:00 - 17:00), European
Economic & Social Committee (EESC), Brussels
MEPs and environmental justice policy experts will
share their views on how the EU can do more to
address the drivers of environmental injustice in the
EU and beyond. How do we get closer to corporate
accountability and access to justice in environmental
matters? How do we move from resource efficiency
to resource sufficiency? How can the EU stop outsourcing its environmental problems?
The GPS unit of the EEB is partner in the EJOLT
program. After 4 years of work by around 100 people in over 30 countries we will hear what the international project on Environmental Justice, Liabilities
and Trade has delivered to the world. We’ll zoom
in on topics like mining and unburnable fuels – but
we will also present cross cutting issues like those
on the legal avenues for communities seeking environmental justice and alternative economic tools. A
panel with MEPs, prosecutors and policy experts will
look at how and where the knowledge from EJOLT
can and should be used.
Mapping ecological conflicts and spaces of resistance
The EJOLT project (2011-15) has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and
demonstration under grant agreement no 266642. The views and opinions expressed in the website and in all EJOLT publications and documentaries including
the Atlas reflect the authors’ view and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
EJOLT is a global research project bringing science
and society together to catalogue and analyse environmental justice, liabilities and trade.
This atlas allows users to search and filter across
100 fields and to browse by commodity, company,
country and type of conflict.
During the project many reports and policy briefs
were delivered, written by grass-roots activists in
close cooperation with experts and academics.
Real-life struggles by people protecting global commons are documented and solutions analysed and
formulated in policy recommendations. EEBs role is
giving sound and visibility to those struggles.
The resource library of the EJOLT project is full
of reports, factsheets, briefings, video’s, podcasts,
presentations, press releases, scientific papers, links
and a glossary. Issues covered are:
All this also resulted in an online Environmental
Justice Atlas covering details of over 1250 environmental conflicts.
Nuclear Energy, Oil and Gas and Climate Justice,
Biomass and Land Conflicts, Mining and Ship Breaking, Environmental Health and Risk Assessment,
Liabilities and Valuation, Law and Institutions, Consumption and Ecologically Unequal Exchange and
Ecological Debt.