As the economy expands, ever greater quantities of materials and energy need to be extracted and then disposed of - these processes often take place far away from the points of consumption. Economic growth thus leads to increasing cases of environmental conflicts. These often take place in remote areas, or what we call the "commodity frontiers".
This video showcases the work of students at the the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona through 12 case studies about different types of eco-conflicts.
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