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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."

Investing in Amazon Destruction

Investing in Amazon Destruction

Why Private Financial Institutions Must Divest from Amazon Crude – Now

November 2017

Despite the urgent imperative to keep at least two thirds of all fossil fuels in the ground in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, governments and companies continue to recklessly expand fossil fuel exploration and drilling across the globe.

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."

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.

My First Decade at Amazon Watch

My First Decade at Amazon Watch

October 19, 2017

Over ten years, I have been privileged to play a role in most of the organization's major campaign initiatives. While the moments of exhilaration, frustration, learning, anger, and beauty could fill a book, I want to share ten snapshots of key experiences that represent what serving with Amazon Watch has meant to me.

Signs of Lasting Trauma in People Evicted to Make Way for Giant Mine in Ecuador

Signs of Lasting Trauma in People Evicted to Make Way for Giant Mine in Ecuador

Battles with the government and army over land and mining rights has caused indigenous Shuar people long-term psychological damage, report says

October 17, 2017The Guardian

"This development model impacts communities. The mine displaces people, and the impact is direct. It's this industry that makes children lack nutrition."

Xingu River Defender Antônia Melo Honored for Her Lifelong Struggle

Xingu River Defender Antônia Melo Honored for Her Lifelong Struggle

October 11, 2017

"I am but drop of water in the ocean, but together with many others we can shape the force of its waters and make change. This is what motivates my commitment to continue fighting, so that human rights, social-environmental justice, and that life be affirmed for present and future generations!"

Record Amazon Fires Stun Scientists; Sign of Sick, Degraded Forests

Record Amazon Fires Stun Scientists; Sign of Sick, Degraded Forests

October 11, 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."

When Defending the Land Becomes a Crime

When Defending the Land Becomes a Crime

How legal and police systems across the Amazon and throughout Latin America criminalize environmental activists and indigenous peoples – and justify attacks against them

October 5, 2017

"At the end of the day resistance is an ethical struggle. It is a struggle we must take up. Resistance is a principle of justice, especially when we see that the people are suffering."

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