World Rainforest Movement

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

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

(*) 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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The Congo Basin: in the Sights of Capital

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

The Congo Basin in Central Africa contains the second largest forest in the world. Its extensive territory is shared by six countries: the...

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Keep fossil fuels in the ground: a declaration for the health of Mother Earth

Posted on Dec 11, 2015

A declaration to be launched during the UN climate negotiations aims to draw attention to the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground and...

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Corridors of Resistance: Stopping oil and gas pipelines

Posted on Dec 11, 2015

The Unist’ot’en camp in North-Western British Colombia, Canada, has since 2011 been maintaining a check-point to control access through...

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Leave fossil fuels in the ground! A call for an “Annex 0” group, supported up by the Shuar Nationality of Pastaza in Ecuador

Posted on Nov 10, 2015

The Oilwatch network has issued an international call for creating an “Annex 0” group at the UN climate negotiations. This would mean a...

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Oilwatch Africa: “We Will Not Eat Crude Oil”

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

Members of Oilwatch Africa network met in Lome, Togo, on 9 June 2015, to discuss the implications of the world’s dependence on fossil...

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Latin America and EU Trade relationships – Animated video

Posted on Jun 9, 2015

de EU Latin America.This video explains how a trade relationship – mainly based on the extraction of raw materials – is...

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Ecuador: Chevron-Texaco to pay for the devastation it caused in the Amazon

Posted on Feb 23, 2015

The Union for Those Affected by Texaco Operations (UDAPT) has been fighting for more than 20 years to force Chevron-Texaco to pay for the...

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AlteRAtive Energies: When the only “alternative” is integral change

Posted on Dec 20, 2014

In communities on the border between Ecuador and Colombia that live under the influence of armed conflict, monoculture fruit tree...

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Peru: The Matsés, last shamans of the Amazon rainforest, fight back against transnational oil company

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

The Matsés indigenous people are fighting back to stop Pacific Rubiales Energy, a Canadian oil and gas company, from destroying their...

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The African Biodiversity Network launched the documentary “The Mining Curse: Sacred Natural Sites Under Siege”

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

  The documentary explains how generation after generation, communities in Africa have maintained and defended their Sacred Natural...

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The forests not seen on picture post-cards: looking beyond the tropical belt

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

When it comes to ‘tropical forests,’ most studies, campaigns and policies focus on those located along the equator: the Amazon...

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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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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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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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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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Carta a la Comision Interamericana de DDHH por la explotación petrolera en el Yasuní y los indígenas en aislamiento

Posted on Jun 18, 2014

Only available in Spanish.  Survival International, WRM – Movimiento Mundial por los Bosques Tropicales, CIMI – Consejo Indigenista...

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International Anti-Chevron Day

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

To mark International Anti-Chevron Day on May 21, the Union of People Affected by Chevron‐Texaco’s Oil Operations (Ecuador); the...

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Women and oil: The struggle for Sumak Kawsay

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

In October 2013, women from throughout the Amazon region marched to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, to protest outside the 11th oil...

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Nigeria: social coalition demands amendment to PIB as a way of restoring transparency and accountability in the petroleum sector

Posted on Mar 7, 2014

In Nigeria, a coalition of social and environmental justice organisations including Environmental Rights Watch/Friends of the Earth...

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Women of the Amazon defend the rainforest from the dangers of oil drilling

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

  A group of indigenous women from the Amazon region succeeded in meeting with the president of Ecuador and members of the Ecuadorian...

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Actions in Africa against dirty energy – Calabar Declaration against the expansion of oil palm monocultures

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

The No REDD in Africa Network (NRAN) initiated the “Week of Action Against False Solutions”, from October 28 to November 4. The action,...

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Ecuador: Demand for a popular consultation on Yasuní

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

In response to the government’s decision to abandon the initiative to leave the oil in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) block...

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African groups demand Obama stop pushing dirty energy through Power Africa

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

On November 2013, coinciding with the UN climate conference in Warsaw, 75 African groups from 18 countries sent a letter to President...

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Petroleum: A pillar of capitalist expansion

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

Petroleum is a homogenous mixture of organic compounds that, together with coal and natural gas, was formed some 300 million years ago...

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Oiled forests – the case of Ecuador

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

Oil has been historically extracted disregarding the costs that the process entails to the local people and the environment. Thus oil...

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Bleeding Oil – VIDEO

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

“Bleeding Oil” is a documentary about the ecological disaster in Nigeria caused by global oil...

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The unequal and perverse exchange between Nigeria and colonialist corporate powers: from fossil fuels to industrial oil palm plantations and REDD

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

    Fossil fuels began to replace wood as an energy source in England in the 18th Century, a switch that went hand-in-hand with...

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Post-petroleum societies: For the defence of forests and peoples’ rights, for harmony between human beings and nature

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

  The first steps International discussion around the impacts of oil industry activities gained particular relevance in the early...

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Forests, oil and energy: time to re-capture our governments!

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

On 10 November 1995, it should be remembered by all who struggle for social and environmental justice that the Nigerian military junta...

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To cook a continent

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

“To cook a continent”, the oil industry in Africa, by Nnimmo Bassey. Nnimmo Bassey examines the oil industry in Africa, probes the...

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A brief overview of deforestation in tropical forests

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

1. Introduction UN climate negotiations have sparked a new wave of international interest in the fate of tropical forests. Their...

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Peru and Brazil: Matsés indigenous peoples against oil industry activity

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

Gathered at a fourth binational meeting, representatives of the Matsés indigenous peoples’ from Brazil and Peru expressed their...

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Open letter to the UN and its institutions and initiatives related to forest issues

Posted on Mar 1, 2013

On the occasion of March 21st, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as International Day of the Forests (1), the World Rainforest Movement...

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Nigeria: Dutch court condemns Shell – but more justice is needed!

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

On January 30, a Dutch court ruled that the Anglo-Dutch transnational corporation Shell is responsible for polluting the Niger delta,...

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Oil and Human Rights

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Fossil fuels have driven current modes of civilisation for over one and a half centuries. Coal, crude oil and gas enabled the world to...

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Call to Action from Sarayaku Indigenous Leaders – VIDEO

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Against oil extraction in the Amazon forest in southern Ecuador:

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Oil and Gas Extraction

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

This activity run by large national or transnational oil companies is increasingly affecting tropical forests. In spite of the climate...

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Ecuador: Inter-American Court of Human Rights rules in favour Sarayaku people

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has ruled in favour of the Sarayaku indigenous people of the Ecuadorian Amazon in the case...

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Killings worldwide – the toll of land grabbing

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Land grabbing is characterized by the acquisition of vast areas of land in countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia for a variety of...

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Impacts of oil prospecting and exploration in Virunga National Park

Posted on Apr 30, 2012

Numerous social organizations from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) met together with local and traditional authorities in the...

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Mangrove destruction by oil in Niger Delta

Posted on Jul 30, 2011

Mangrove is a thriving and fragile ecosystem that depends on other nearby ecosystems – the river and salt marshes. In turn, the health of...

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Women and Climate Change

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

Produced by Gender CC, Women for Climate Justice , with the support of the WRM International Secretariat Directed by Flavio Pazos Voice:...

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Nigerian Women Bear the Curse of Oil

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

The communities constantly grapple with the consequences of oil spills, gas flares and other menaces arising from unregulated explorative...

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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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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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The clash of two worlds in the Peruvian Amazon

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

The Peruvian government chose the symbolic date of World Environment Day to launch a bloody attack on the peoples of the Amazon. The reason...

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Nigeria: The long arm of justice is finally catching up on Shell

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

On June 9 Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has released a press statement describing the outcome of the...

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Ecuador: New oil exploration activities in Yasuní National Park

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

Yasuní National Park stretches along the basins of the Yasuní, Cononaco, Nashiño and Tiputini Rivers. Aside from the fact that these are...

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Philippines: Oil and gas bringing misery and destruction in mangrove region

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

More than three years ago, a large vessel arrived without warning at Tañon Strait, one of the richest fishing grounds in Central...

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The direct and underlying causes of forest loss

Posted on Dec 17, 2002

Forests are one of the most valuable eco-systems in the world, containing over 60 per cent of the world’s biodiversity. This...

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