The Atlas of Environmental Justice collects stories of communities fighting for environmental justice around the world

The Atlas of Environmental Justice collects stories of communities fighting for environmental justice around the world

The inability to stop the most harmful industrial activities and the burning of fossil fuels is the main cause of climate change. A major report published in 2017 by CDP Global, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, which works to monitor global environmental data in collaboration with the Climate Accountability Institute, shows that only 100 companies are responsible for more than 70 percent of industrial greenhouse gas emissions since 1988.

The Atlas of Environmental Justice collects stories of communities fighting for environmental justice around the world. Its goal is to make these mobilizations more visible, to highlight claims and testimonies, and to bring out the responsibilities of corporations and states for their environmental crimes. The Atlas also aims to be a virtual space for those working on environmental justice issues to obtain information, find other groups working on related issues and increase the visibility of environmental conflicts.

The Atlas maps socio-environmental conflicts into 10 main categories: nuclear, minerals and construction mining, waste management, biomass and land conflicts, fossil fuels and climate justice/energy, water management, infrastructure, recreational tourism, biodiversity conservation conflicts, industrial and public service conflicts. The database contains information on investors, project details, sources of conflict and impacts, references to legislation, academic research, videos and images.

Recently, many activists have also lobbied for ecocide to be recognised as an international crime, as well as war crimes and genocide, and to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court. The criminalisation of ecocide in international law could become for life on Earth what the criminalisation of genocide has become for vulnerable minorities: providing protection where it did not exist before. (source: lifegate.it)

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