Plus Our Annual Financial Report for 2013Fall 2014
We stand at a critical moment in history. Amazon Watch is facing this challenge with great resolve and creativity. We are a powerful community and without you and your support, none of our work would be possible.
In our Spring 2014 issue, we bring you the latest updates and investor risks associated with companies operating or investing in the Amazon region, including two in-depth reports: Beijing, Banks and Barrels: China and Oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon and Chevron's Mockery of Justice: How Judge Kaplan's Decision Suffers from Five Fatal Flaws.
This brief report details recent threats faced by the U'wa of Colombia and their renewed call for international support to protect their territory and way of life.
China's economy and its global influence are growing at a rapid rate. Nowhere is that growing influence clearer than in Ecuador, a country that Beijing has lent nearly $9 billion and has promised $7 billion more in financing.
Institutions, Organizations and Individuals Advocating for Corporate Accountability Condemn Chevron’s Retaliatory Attacks on Human Rights and Corporate Accountability Advocates and See it as a Serious Threat to Open Society and Due Process of LawJanuary 23, 2014
We condemn the actions by Chevron in its efforts to silence critics and ignore a $9.5 billion judgment against it for environmental damage in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Chevron's actions set a dangerous precedent and represent a growing and serious threat to the ability of civil society to hold corporations accountable for their misdeeds around the world.
Plus Our Annual Financial Report for 2012Fall 2013
2013 follows a remarkable year for Amazon Watch and our partners in 2012: Talisman Energy and Conoco Phillips announced they would cease oil operations and leave the Peruvian Amazon; Belo Monte dam construction was significantly delayed in Brazil; and we celebrated the landmark decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) in favor of the Sarayaku community in Ecuador.
This is the summer edition of Investor's Eye on the Amazon, an email newsletter that provides institutional investors, industry analysts, and researchers with key insight into the some of the most pressing issues facing the Amazon rainforest and companies operating there.
This assessment is an overview of legacy issues and current economic, legal, social, and environmental risk factors faced by companies interested in submitting bids for Ecuador's Ronda Sur Oriente oil lease auction.
First, some good news! Thanks in no small part to shareholder advocacy efforts, Talisman Energy and ConocoPhillips announced plans this fall to withdraw from key oil blocks in the Peruvian Amazon. And in the historic Chevron lawsuit, the Ecuadorian plaintiffs have launched a global enforcement strategy, which is already making strides in Argentina. Meanwhile, shareholders are keeping up pressure on the company over its $19 billion liability.
Opportunities and ChallengesNovember 2012
This publication presents the results of a joint effort undertaken by a group of researchers and NGOs aimed at promoting critical analysis and proposals for new public policies to meet the challenges of Brazil's electrical energy sector in the 21st century.