World Rainforest Movement

“There will be no going back from the climate chaos if we don’t halt polluting corporations and change the system”

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

The climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany (4-15 June) evidenced once again that climate change negotiations are being dominated by...

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Energy, Work and Finance

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

The Corner House. This report argues that those looking to achieve a greener and more democratic energy future, should see energy and...

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Accelerating deforestation: Financialization as a driver of infrastructure projects

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Infrastructure projects, such as the building of highways, railways, ports and airports, installations for the extraction of oil, gas and...

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Public-Private-Partnership and Institutional Capture: The State, International Institutions and Indigenous Peoples in Chad and Cameroon

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Korinna Horta, in UNRID, The Politics of Resource Extraction. The World Bank-supported Chad-Cameroon Oil & Pipeline project would...

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Cambodia: Paving forested lands for gambling resorts

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Cambodia’s biggest national park, Botum Sakor, will now host a 340-km2-infrastructure project led by the real-estate company from...

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La Consulta Inconsulta del Ecuador (Unconsulted Consultation in Ecuador)

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Acción Ecológica (in Spanish, with English subtitles) Neither free, nor prior, nor informed. An independently produced video exposes the...

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Amazon: Territorial disputes and conflicts

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

“They consider us the periphery of the periphery” Before entering into a discussion of the profound changes taking place in...

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Will FSC dissociate from Suzano?

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

FSC Watch . In July 2010, Suzano Pulp and Paper bought the biotechnology company FuturaGene, which for the past 8 years has been carrying...

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The Asian Development Bank’s infrastructure-led ‘growth’ in India and the Mekong region (1)

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is pivotal for creating demand and the conditions for widespread privatization in virtually every sector...

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Hungry for land: small farmers feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Small farmers and indigenous organizations around the world are confronting a deep reduction of the world’s farmland and the processes of...

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Infrastructure, development and natural resources in Africa: A few examples from Cameroon

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

In a world characterized by sluggish economic growth, Africa is often presented as the continent of the future, with average growth of...

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Letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rightsurging it to call on the government of Ecuador to fully comply with the...

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HidroAysén project rejected by ministerial committee due to strong social pressure

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Mapuexpress (in Spanish) After more than five years of hard-fought struggle against the HidroAysén energy mega-project, which would have...

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Development or destruction: What do infrastructure projects in Africa mean for its forests and people?

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Background Much has been written about the plunder of biodiversity and other natural resources from Africa, in particular where negative...

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Large-scale infrastructure projects in forests: Constructing a base without a foundation

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

If you asked someone to list some of the main causes of rainforest deforestation, they would probably mention, for example, logging,...

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Social movements celebrate historic vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Social movements celebrate historic vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council: UNHRC moves away from voluntary standards and towards...

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Bulletin Issue 203 – June 2014

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Infrastructure: the backbone for the devastation of forests and territories

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The Permanent Peoples Tribunal (PTT) was held with social movement from all over the world and the Peoples’ Treaty on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) was launched

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

The Permanent Peoples Tribunal (PTT) was held with social movement from all over the world and the Peoples’ Treaty on Transnational...

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