World Rainforest Movement

The human right to water

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

On 28 July, the United Nations General Assembly declared “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that...

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Central African Republic ratified ILO Convention 169

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

Last April, the Central African Republic ratified ILO’s Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples thus becoming the first African...

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Ecuador: First steps towards leaving the oil under the ground in Yasuni

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

On 3 August the Ecuadorian Government and the United Nations Development Programme signed the Ishipingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) Trust...

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India: POSCO mining project halted by people’s opposition but forest clearance still stands

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

The Korean company POSCO arrived to India for business and entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Orissa on 22...

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Boom in dam-building for hydropower devastates tribal peoples’ lives

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

To mark the UN Day of Indigenous People, Survival International has released a new report highlighting the devastating impact on tribal...

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Indonesia: Giant eucalyptus plantation company destroys Benzoin forest gardens

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

Kemenyan or locally known haminjon is a fragrant resin of benzoin. It has been cultivated and traded from Batak highlands of...

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Tree plantations challenged at Climate Change Convention meeting

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

A new negotiation round on climate change under the UN Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) ended in Bonn on August 6. The protracted UNFCCC...

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How FAO helps greenwash the timber industry’s greenhouse gas emissions

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

Faced with greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of the production chain, the timber industry has a choice. It could look at reducing...

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Climate activists facing trials in Denmark

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

During the climate summit held in Copenhagen (COP 15) in December 2009, thousands of people from around the world gathered there to...

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Bénin : la “modernisation” de la production d’huile de palme marginalise les femmes

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

La production d’huile de palme est séculaire au Bénin et elle s’est toujours faite surtout par des méthodes artisanales. Ce sont...

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Brasil: Modificações do Código Florestal para benefício dos latifundiário

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

Apesar da grande campanha ideológica das elites brasileiras em busca de apresentar o agronegócio como uma agricultura moderna, as...

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Brasil: Comunidades quilombolas reconvertem eucaliptales

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

A comunidade quilombola de São Domingos, tradicionalmente instalada no norte do Espírito Santo, viveu um momento histórico nos dias 26 e...

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Honduras: empapada en sangre también por la palma de aceite – 3 nuevas víctimas

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

Honduras, que fue uno de los principales productores de granos básicos de Centroamérica, ha pasado a producir la mitad de sus...

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Issue 157 – August 2010

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

General Bulletin

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