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Colombia: Environmental Offsets, Legitimizing Extraction

Posted on Aug 23, 2017

Colombia is one of the first Latin American countries to set up and implement specific rules and regulations on biodiversity offsets. In...

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Amazonian and Andean women in the VIII Pan-Amazonian Forum

Posted on Jul 7, 2017

How to make the sustainability of life the center of debate The VIII Pan-Amazonian Forum, held from April 28th to May 1st, 2017 in...

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Colombia: Women as Seeds of Mobilization and Resistance

Posted on May 9, 2016

If they touch our blood, they touch the earth If they touch the earth, they touch our blood Motto of the Women of the Xinka Peoples...

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Corporate peace and the Green Economy in Colombia

Posted on Mar 21, 2016

The current situation in Colombia can be understood as a historic opportunity to try to overcome decades of armed, social and political...

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Struggles for territory and Living Well in Colombia: Resistance by Afro-Colombian women

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

An article by Charo Rojas, Marilyn Machado, Patricia Botero and Arturo Escobar charts the cumulative processes that have infringed the...

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Colombia – Murmullos entre los eucaliptos

Posted on Oct 2, 2014

Ony available in Spanish. Más de 100 personas entre estudiantes, ambientalistas, activistas sociales y dirigentes comunitarios, se...

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Sixth National Conference on Páramos and High Mountains, Water for Life!, Colombia,

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Friends of the Earth Colombia, CENSAT Agua Viva, is making available to the public three promotional audios for the Conference on Páramos...

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Páramos in Colombia: a short reflection on current threats and resistance action

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Meekly the water flows from lichens and stones like a flood of feelings from the soul of the earth… (Efraín Gutiérrez...

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Coastal forests threatened by tourism

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

The tropical and subtropical coasts of Latin America, in Mexico, Brazil and most Central American and Caribbean countries, have been...

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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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REDD+ and the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and forest Degradation

Posted on Nov 13, 2013

The Global Forest Coalition launched a new report on ‘REDD+ and the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and forest Degradation’...

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II Foro de Conflictos Ambientales en Colombia

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

Only available in Spanish –      En el marco de la conmemoración del 21 de septiembre, Día Internacional contra los...

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Colombia: Taking action against mega dams – we are all affected!

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

On 14 March 2013, the Colombian organization Movimiento Ríos Vivos marked the International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers,...

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Colombia

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Colombia: Monoculture tree plantations threaten land and food sovereignty

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

For more than 20 years, Colombia has seen the ongoing expansion of monoculture tree plantations, to the benefit of transnational companies...

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El oro de Colombia: rebelión social contra explotaciones mineras sin control

Posted on Jun 15, 2011

Only available in Spanish – Por Guadalupe Rodríguez,  Salva la Selva El precio del oro está en alza por décimo año consecutivo,...

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Colombia: Popular revolt against gold mining

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

The price of gold is rising for the tenth consecutive year. As a result, more and more investors, financial market operators and central...

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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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Colombia: Militarized mining tramples ancestral rights of indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in the Chocó

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

The Chocó is a biogeographical region that forms part of the neotropics (meaning that it contains the largest area of tropical...

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Colombia: Criminalization, a mechanism to ensure unfair “development”

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

In Colombia the State resorts to criminalizing social and grass-roots organizations as a method of repression aimed at imposing by force...

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Colombia: “Green washed” palm increases threats to food sovereignty and human rights

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

It seems like a slap in the face. The oil palm agro-industry has chosen precisely 16 October, World Food Sovereignty Day, and the Latin...

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Colombia: Oil palm grows by the force of violence

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

Since the beginning of the decade, all the areas of expansion of oil palm plantations have coincided geographically with areas of...

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Colombia: Oil palm plantation workers in Puerto Wilches on strike

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

The municipality of Puerto Wilches, located in the Central Zone defined by the Agricultural Plan for the Implementation of the Biodiesel...

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Colombia: Constitutional decision over Forestry Law awards victory to social organizations

Posted on Feb 2, 2008

On 28 March 2006, in the midst of strong pressure from the Government and the timber industry, Law 1021 was adopted in Colombia, better...

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Colombia: By law, the forest must disappear

Posted on Nov 8, 2007

The disappearance of the forest would seem to be the premise in the various political instruments created in Colombia for the forestry...

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Organizations from eight countries demand the FSC to withdraw its “green label” to several plantation companies

Posted on Sep 1, 2006

Press Release – September 1, 2006 Organizations from eight different countries are requesting the Forest Stewardship Council –a...

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Colombia: Letter for the de-certification of Smurfit Kappa Cartón de Colombia

Posted on Sep 1, 2006

We the undersigned wish to register our concern over the certification of tree plantations in our country by the FSC, which has granted a...

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Amazonía: Selva y Bosques diez años después de Río

Posted on Jul 18, 2002

Only available in Spanish Publicación de Censat-Agua Viva en ocasión de la Cumbre Mundial de Johannesburgo. Amazonía: Selva y Bosques...

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Status of Implementation of Forest-Related Clauses in the CBD: An Independent Review & Recommendations for Action

Posted on Mar 18, 2002

Commissioned by the Global Forest Coalition This report is based on 21 country case studies, including Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada,...

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