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Dirty energy projects drive deforestation, pollution and rights violations in the Amazon basin. Over the decades, national governments and corporations have erected dozens of oil and gas projects and hydroelectric dams across the region with no meaningful safeguards for the fragile rainforest ecosystem or the wellbeing of the local peoples. More

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Peruvian Achuar Federation Reaffirms Opposition to GeoPark as Oil Company Touts 3Q Investor "Results"

Peruvian Achuar Federation Reaffirms Opposition to GeoPark as Oil Company Touts 3Q Investor "Results"

Striking photos add to twenty years of reiterated rejections of oil extraction in Achuar territory

November 15, 2017

Oakland, CA – The 45 Achuar indigenous communities under the umbrella of the federation FENAP have once again reiterated their opposition to oil operations within their ancestral territory, this time represented by GeoPark, a Chile-based company that signed a cooperative agreement with the Peruvian government in late 2014.

Indigenous Groups Win Greater Climate Recognition at Bonn Summit

World governments have acknowledged for the first time that "first peoples" can play a leadership role in protecting forests and limiting global warming

November 15, 2017The Guardian

Indigenous groups claimed a victory at the UN climate talks in Bonn on Wednesday as governments acknowledged for the first time that they can play a leadership role in protecting forests and keeping global temperatures at a safe level.

Achuar Indigenous People to GeoPark: Stay Out of Our Territory!

Achuar Indigenous People to GeoPark: Stay Out of Our Territory!

Striking photos add to twenty years of sustained rejection of oil extraction in Achuar territory

November 15, 2017

"We have lived through the bad experience of damage to our habitat, health, and life. Given this, we have made the firm decision not to permit any oil activity within our territory."

JPMorgan, BlackRock Tout Climate Bona Fides While Funding Amazon Oil Drilling

The financial giants are slated to make appearances at the COP23 in Germany next week

November 9, 2017Huffington Post

"Like so many big businesses, JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock greenwash their activities rather than apply their resources to real solutions," Leila Salazar-López, executive director of Amazon Watch, told HuffPost in a statement. "Our report exposes their complicity in Amazon destruction, and we know savvy investors will respond accordingly, as we've seen in the massive divestment from fossil fuels and the financial institutions that bankroll them."

JPMorgan and BlackRock Invest in Amazon Destruction

Report documents risks for climate, indigenous peoples, and customers of financial institutions invested in fossil fuel extraction in the Amazon rainforest

November 9, 2017

Oakland, CA – Global financial institutions like JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock put the climate, indigenous peoples, and their customers at risk with their continued financing of companies that drill for oil in the Amazon rainforest, demonstrates a report, Investing in Amazon Destruction, released today by Amazon Watch.

From Carbon Sink to Source: Brazil Puts Amazon, Paris Goals at Risk

From Carbon Sink to Source: Brazil Puts Amazon, Paris Goals at Risk

November 9, 2017Mongabay

"The very agents of wanton destruction of the Amazon are now controlling the legislative and executive branches of the federal government and working day and night to increase deforestation and degradation via bills and acts that are being tolerated by the judiciary."

"Equator Banks, Act!" Campaign Welcomes Decision to Revise the Equator Principles

Groups will judge process on ultimate commitments made on climate change and indigenous peoples' rights

November 3, 2017

The core group of organizations leading the global "Equator Banks, Act!" campaign welcomed the decision of the Equator Principles Association to start a full revision process of the Equator Principles.

"Our Grandchildren Will Thank Us for the Territory We Are Defending"

"Our Grandchildren Will Thank Us for the Territory We Are Defending"

Achuar assembly reaffirms strategic partnership with Amazon Watch

November 2, 2017

The Achuar have a concrete plan for defending their ancestral homeland: they're demanding that the Peruvian government provide legal recognition of their collective territory and they're actively campaigning to keep out extractive industries, including oil, mining, and logging.

Colombia's Government Hasn't Taken Responsibility on Deforestation

Colombia's Government Hasn't Taken Responsibility on Deforestation

Deforestation rose 44 percent in 2016. Protecting indigenous peoples should be step one in reversing this trend.

November 2017Americas Quarterly

Colombia's next president will face many pressing challenges, not the least of which is implementation of the FARC peace accord, but he or she must also take decisive action on Colombia's role in combatting climate change.

Amazonian Indigenous Peoples Reject Ecuador's Plans for New Oil Tender

Controversial oil auction and mining expansion denounced at Quito industry conference

October 26, 2017

Quito, Ecuador – Representatives of six indigenous nationalities traveled from their Amazonian communities to Quito this morning to reject plans by the new government of Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to auction off oil blocks that overlap their titled rainforest territories.

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