Global map of resistances


Global Atlas of Environmental Justice – EJOLT


The environmental justice atlas documents and catalogues social conflict around environmental issues.

Across the world communities are struggling to defend their land, air, water, forests and their livelihoods from damaging projects and extractive activities with heavy environmental and social impacts: mining, dams, tree plantations, fracking, gas flaring, incinerators, etc. As resources needed to fuel our economy move through the commodity chain from extraction, processing and disposal, at each stage environmental impacts are externalized onto the most marginalized populations. Often this all takes place far from the eyes of concerned citizens or consumers of the end-products.

The EJ Atlas collects these stories of communities struggling for environmental justice from around the world. It aims to make these mobilization more visible, highlight claims and testimonies and to make the case for true corporate and state accountability for the injustices inflicted through their activities. It also attempts to serve as a virtual space for those working on EJ issues to get information, find other groups working on related issues, and increase the visibility of environmental conflicts.

The EJatlas maps conflicts across 10 main categories:

  • Nuclear
  • Mineral Ores and Building Extractions
  • Waste Management
  • Biomass and Land Conflicts
  • Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice/Energy
  • Water Management
  • Infrastructure and Built Environment
  • Tourism Recreation
  • Biodiversity Conservation Conflicts
  • Industrial and Utilities Conflicts

The database contains information on the investors, the drivers for these deals, and their impacts, basic data, source of conflict, project details, conflict and mobilization, impacts, outcome, references to legislation, academic research, videos and pictures.