The environmental justice atlas documents and catalogs social conflict around environmental issues.
Across the world, communities are struggling to defend their land, air, water, forests and 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 mobilizations more visible, highlight claims and testimonies, and 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.
Click here to access the EJ Atlas.