Environmental Justice and Economic Degrowth: An Alliance between Two Movements

  title={Environmental Justice and Economic Degrowth: An Alliance between Two Movements},
  author={Joan Mart{\'i}nez-Alier},
  journal={Capitalism Nature Socialism},
  pages={51 - 73}
The flows of energy and materials in the world economy have never been so large as today. This article argues that this increased social metabolism is causing more and more conflicts on resource extraction and waste disposal. This gives rise to a movement for environmental justice around the world. The words “environmental justice” were first used in the United States in the early 1980s for local complaints against “environmental racism”, i.e. the disproportionate pollution burdens in areas… 
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