Other Projects

Environmental Justice Atlas Portugal (EJAtlas Portugal)

An initiative of EJOLT (Environmental Justice O rganisations, Liabilities and Trade) funded by the FP7 of the European Commission and coordinated by Joan Martinez-Alier of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Environmental Justice Atlas (EJ Atlas) is a tool used to map environmental conflicts globally. It already contains information on more than 2,000 conflicts all over the world. We developed EJ Atlas Portugal, which presents a selection of environmental conflicts in Portugal, and launched it in March 2015 (cases described in EJ Atlas Portugal are available on the PAeM website).

Lúcia Fernandes & Sofia Bento (coordinators)

EJAtlas (cooperation between the Ecology and Society Lab (Oficina de Ecologia e Sociedade, CES/UC), CETEM (MCTI/Brazil) and SOCIUS-CSG-UL.

Start: August 2014

Duration: 8th months

Map of Environmental Conflicts and Mobilization in Portugal

“The selection of environmental conflicts in Portugal presented here provides a general overview of the socioeconomic and environmental changes that have occurred in the country in the past five decades and the consequent alterations to the patterns of environmental mobilization. Even though cases of environmental conflict were recorded as early as the 1930s, our starting point for this study is the end of Salazar’s dictatorship (April 25, 1974). This was a time of rapid social change (agrarian reform and mass out-migrations), brought on by the new developmental policies implemented to “modernize” the country. Their focus was to promote urbanization along the coast, expand the network of roads and freeways, and build energy infrastructures. This process intensified after Portugal joined the European Union in 1986. ”

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Exploratory project: “Portugal: Environment in the Move” (PaeM)

An initiative of EJOLT (Environmental Justice O rganisations, Liabilities and Trade) funded by the FP7 of the European Commission and coordinated by Joan Martinez-Alier of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Environmental Justice Atlas (EJ Atlas) is a tool used to map environmental conflicts globally. It already contains information on more than 2,000 conflicts all over the world. We developed EJ Atlas Portugal, which presents a selection of environmental conflicts in Portugal, and launched it in March 2015 (cases described in EJ Atlas Portugal are available on the PAeM website).

Lúcia Fernandes & Sofia Bento (coordinators)
Oriana Brás

Ecology and Society Lab (Ecosoc) of the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra, CES/UC); Centre for Mineral Technology (Centro de Tecnologia Mineral, CETEM) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil (Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, MCTI); Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology, Social Sciences and Management Consortium (Centro de Investigação em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações, Consórcio Ciências Sociais e Gestão, SOCIUS-CSG) of the University of Lisbon (ISEG/UL) and researchers from various fields: anthropology, engineering, economy, history, journalism, law, social services and sociology.

Start: April 2015 (Closed)

Fernandes, Lúcia; Fernandes, Francisco (orgs.) (2019), Portugal: Ambiente em Movimento. Portugal. E-book ISBN Portugal: 978-98978550-78-1
Fernandes, Lúcia (2017), “Complexo químico de Estarreja: incerteza, complexidade, perceção e ações sobre a contaminação química“, in Sara Moreno Pires, Alexandra Aragão, Teresa Fidélis, Ireneu Mendes (org.), Indicadores de Desenvolvimento Sustentável: Instrumentos Estratégicos para Municípios Sustentáveis-o Caso de Estarreja. E-book: ISBN 978-989-8787-68-2, pp. 366-382

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