World Rainforest Movement

Climate change: A gross violation of human rights

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

What is elegantly termed as “climate change” is in reality one of the most gross violations of human rights ever committed in history....

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Colombia: oil-palm plantations, violation of human rights and Afro-descendent communities’ quest for true dignity

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

Colombia: oil-palm plantations, violation of human rights and Afro-descendent communities’ quest for true dignity When you talk about the...

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Congo: Tar sands and palm oil projects threaten local communities and undermine efforts to tackle climate change

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

The Italian oil company Eni is one of the top ten energy companies in the world and now the biggest in Africa. The company is also...

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Food Sovereignty: A positive approach to climate change

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

Food Sovereignty: A positive approach to climate change While the planet is already suffering the effects of climate change, civil society...

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Indonesia: Plantations, human rights and REDD

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

Before the plantations came, villagers in Teluk Kabung in Riau province in Sumatra, grew coconuts. A few years ago, thousands of hectares...

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Kenya: Ogiek’s rights violated by climate change and by measures to stop it

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

The Mau Complex – the largest forest of Kenya – has been the ancestral home of the Ogiek Community. Although extremely important in...

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Hydropower on the Mekong: Where dams may block the future of millions

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

Hydropower is often portrayed as “clean” or “green” energy and as part of the solution for preventing fossil fuel-related climate...

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Mexico: Opposition to Blackfire mining operations ends in murder

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

A full 41% of the Sierra Madre region in the Mexican state of Chiapas – 227,000 square kilometres of land, equivalent to one half of the...

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Nigeria: Oil-in-soil and much more

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

In November 2009, 117 Nigerian organisations signed on to a statement to the government with a challenging message: leave oil in the...

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Paraguay: Deforestation violates human rights of indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

The situation of the Ayoreo people of the Chaco region of Paraguay serves as an excellent illustration of the fact that forest conservation...

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Human rights violated by climate change … and by the UN Climate Change Convention in Copenhagen!

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

The UN Climate Change Convention in Copenhagen presents itself to the world as if it were truly tackling the major global crisis of climate...

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Issue 149 – December 2009

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

Climate Change and Human Rights

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