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carpos It is true that in some cases – as illustrated in the pulp mill conflict – this leads the social movements to adopt very extreme positions from which it is difficult to negotiate solutions that do not have repercussions at other levels; the absence of a broader vision could be negative for the movements themselves in the long term. This was clearly the largest gathering of people ever witnessed in connection to an environmental issue in Argentina’s history, and was in fact much larger than most carlso the gatherings that any political parties have managed to achieve.

This separation between society and environmental issues has generated a gap between people’s awareness of their environmental rights and the operation of a notion of justice that would protect them. It finally opted for what was possibly the worst of solutions: Approximately 29, people live there, half of whom are located in three main socuedad centers of under 8, residents, with the rest in rural areas. The first important resource activity in Esquel was timber production, but this activity declined when most of the bordering forests were declared national parks.

It should be noted that the entire region, on both sides of the river, teboratti until that time relied economically on cattle raising and agriculture, with little industrial development. A high voltage line in the Quebrada de Humahuaca.

This is a critical, distinctive trait that places them, among a public that is very suspicious of political organizations, in a position of legitimate and honest social players that work for environmental justice. By there were at least 20 social movements related with environmental issues in Argentina Giarracca,but I will focus on the three that most important cases, which reveal both the diversity of possibilities and, at the same time, a surprising similarity in their objectives, characteristics and development.

The most striking event was regoratti in March, the municipal administration which had previously had an unclear attitude held a non-binding referendum among the local citizens. Its horizontal organization makes it particularly appealing for Argentines, who have largely lost faith in the political system and are interested in seeing how a spontaneous social movement is able to deal uncompromised with all levels of government.

A group of locals removed a boundary stone in an indigenous ceremony; setting the boundary stone in the ground without ceremonially requesting permission from the Pacha Mama, the regional indigenous deity that represents nature, was considered an intrusion.

Argentina did not tend to generate environmental movements with the ability to have an impact in society as a whole. These would be very conspicuous in such a restricted territory, as described above. In light of the fact that the access routes to environmental justice were blocked, the local society, ccarlos violence, opted for a parallel environmental justice which ended up forcing the Government to reverse its decisions. There were two companies, one Spanish and one Finnish, that were preparing an investment plan to set up two pulp manufacturing plants near Fray Bentos, with a total investment of 1.

But this project has not yet been resumed. As usual, these mills promised to create jobs and to apply the Elemental Chlorine Free ECF technology to their industrial processes, which is the method that is most widely used in the world and that at least in theory had made progress until reaching levels of almost no contamination.

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Briones, The social mobilization in the Quebrada to oppose the construction of the high voltage line was an odd mixture; the two social sectors that we described came together to build a dense communications network that included articles published in regional and national newspapers and TV shows.

This paper is intended to embrace these conflicts within the idea of a quest for “environmental justice” that goes beyond the legal aspect and has to do with a social process of learning about rights and how to sustain them. We could say that this amboente the first spontaneous environmental social movement ambjente Argentina, which was at a small scale both due to the limited number of residents involved and due to the size of the project and the construction company a local company. The Quebrada de Humahuaca is deep valley, approximately kilometers long, connecting the temperate agricultural valleys of the Southern Andes with the Argentina- Bolivia border, located in the Altiplano, from 1, to ssociedad, meters above sea level.

Click here to sign up. That is to say, in Latin America, the idea of environmental justice does not necessarily target the problems of racially or economically defined minorities; it sociedae to identif groups that are defined territorially rather than characterized socially.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Although from a legal perspective the province had the necessary mechanisms in place to conduct a serious analysis of the possible impact of building a high voltage line, it chose, possibly driven by the corruption of the provincial administration, to avoid these mechanisms; even going as far as scheduling the public hearing after the works were already awarded, approved and in progress.

The area directly affected would be approximately hectares, as it was an open-pit gold mine. By midthe situation is that of a tense wait, where the government has convinced the Assembly – for the time being – to free up the bridge, but in the absence of that element of mobilization and cohesion, the Assembly is planning other actions, such as demonstrations in Buenos Aires. Help Center Find new research papers in: The idea of building a high voltage line to connect the towns close to the Bolivian border with the interconnected power supply network in Argentina was not a new one; the call for bids to build it went back to In a long list of problems, we could include deforestation, water pollution, erosion, indiscriminate fishing, over- grazing, mining impacts and urban flooding as the most pressing issues Di Pace, ; Morello et al, On one hand, successive presidential administrations have had very passive attitudes in the matter.

Log In Sign Up. The formation of this association is a very important measure that was repeated in several places, always preserving the characteristic of being self-generated and spontaneous institutions. This search for environmental justice comes from malfunctions in the political, economic and judicial systems, which leads the population to feel that it is not given consideration in the decisions about actions that could have environmental impact, even in cases where there are regulations in place that should solve these problems.

Over time, popular protest and blockages of the bridge grew more frequent. Though both have a long tradition, they have had relatively little impact beyond their limited area of focus. Although their flamboyant actions attract much public notice, Greenpeace’s relatively short and sporadic campaigns have only earned them a modest degree of awareness among the population at large.


Although that was an activity that attracted a lot of attention, the movement took advantage of a legal weakness in the construction process: As the head of the Department the administration appointed a person who was much more interested in doing business deals and having a high carrlos profile than in building a serious environmental policy. On the one hand, the Assembly of residents appears as a characteristic movement of urban middle class people and this is reaffirmed when on several occasions they refuse to be labeled “piqueteros”, distancing themselves from other social movements organized by the lower-income classes.

During that year, there were several demonstrations against the proposed paper mills, which already contained the seeds of a problem that would become magnified: A level below the Constitution, already by the late s, there were over 4, provisions related to the preservation of nature broadly speaking, to which others were socieead later about issues as diverse as nuclear energy, fisheries, formation of different levels of environmental authorities and transportation of toxic materials Bertonati and Corcuera, ambienhe Although this is a common trait in less developed countries, in this case it is somewhat contradictory, because ambiennte environmental sockedad is more rooted in Argentina’s highly developed urban middle class, and the middle class has been an important player and driver in other social, economic and political issues.

Thus, in recent years there have been an increasing number of cases in which different sectors of society have joined forces to vindicate akbiente rights in matters that are clearly rooted in environmental problems.

Since the late s, Uruguay had developed a very active pine and eucalyptus tree forestation policy overhectares were planted intended for industrialization of timber for furniture, construction and, especially, pulp manufacturing, although it was only in that discussion about setting up pulp mills began.

These contexts determine that, rebodatti fact, environmental justice is the search for reparation for the injuries resulting from “environmental injustice” that arise from distortions generated in the distribution of income and decision-making capacities by the world economy in the poorest countries Acselrad, Remember me on this computer. Neighborhood centers, professional ambente in the provincial capital for example, the association of architects and, finally, with certain reluctance, the municipal governments, joined in the movement.

This manner of protesting had grown, boosted by the crisis, and in the big cities – particularly Buenos Aires – it had had much impact. At first, the project did not cause major unrest among the population, particularly in view of the promise of creating jobs. Nobody is sure how this conflict can be solved, but the construction of paper mills continues and the relations between Uruguay and Argentina have been practically interrupted. Note that Argentina was at that point falling into one of its worst socio-economic crises in history, which reached its peak with the massive sociedwd throughout the country in December and the resignation of the President.

After initially having significant popular support, support for the movement started to decline after the roads were blocked more and more frequently, causing transportation problems that adversely affected the entire population.

The trigger which sparked the protests was the intention of the construction company to begin works, setting up boundary stones in the southern end of the Quebrada, where the high voltage line would enter towards the north.