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¡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

Blockadia: Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

On every continent there is an increasing frequency and intensity of resistance movements against fossil fuel projects. These interwoven spaces of resistance are Blockadia, along the chain of extraction, transportation and combustion.
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Bhogapuram Airport and Aerotropolis, India

Villagers’ resistance to loss of farmland and livelihoods for Bhogapuram Aerotropolis resulted in a reduction of the land area allocated to the project, and court victories stalled land acquisition and secured higher compensation for a group of farmers

Pakyong Airport, India

Construction of Pakyong Airport, at high altitude on a steep mountainside, was delayed by the challenging terrain and protests by residents demanding fair compensation for loss of their homes and farmland, which continued after inauguration of the project

New airport on the island of Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda

Construction of new airport in Barbuda began without residents’ approval, while they were forcibly evacuated after the island was devastated by Hurricane Irma. Forest land used for farming and hunting and hosting rare species has been destroyed.

New aviation fuel delivery system to serve Vancouver Airport, Canada

A new fuel supply system for Vancouver Airport, comprising a marine jet fuel facility, 80 million litre fuel tank farm and pipeline, is under construction in spite of local opposition including from VAPOR, a society supported by several organizations

Villagers engage in turtle conservation against sand mining, northern Kerala, India

This is a well documented case of grassroots conservation of Olive Ridley turtles by local fishermen fighting against the sand mining industry in Kolavipalam beach in northern Kerala.

Women “Soap Movement” against Freshwater Red Tide by Uroglena Americana in Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan

A women-led movement against water pollution, red tides, eutrophication, moved administrators and companies while changing Japanese society.