Reply to Orihuela et al's “Extractivism of the poor”

J. Martinez-Alier*, R. Neyra, M. A.Pérez Rincón

*Corresponding author for this work

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According to the EJAtlas, of 97 environmental conflicts in Peru, 20 are deemed as successes, generally meaning « stopped projects ». Violence in Peruvian environmental conflicts is much higher than the average in the EJAtlas. However, not all investment projects in the extractive industries or infrastructure are conflictive. We discuss the sources of information on investment projects and on those which are conflictive, to give a stronger background to our findings.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

Publication series

NameExtractive Industries and Society
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN (Print)2214-790X


  • Ecological distribution conflicts
  • Environmental justice
  • Environmentalism of the poor
  • Peru


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