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Beijing, Banks and Barrels: China and Oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Beijing, Banks and Barrels: China and Oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon

March 2014

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.More »


Chevron's Threat to Open Society

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 Law

January 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.More »


Amazon in Focus 2013

Amazon in Focus 2013

Plus Our Annual Financial Report for 2012

Fall 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. More »


Investor's Eye on the Amazon - July 2013

July 2013

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.More »


Risk Assessment: Ecuador's XI Oil Tender

Risk Assessment: Ecuador's XI Oil Tender

February 2013

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.More »


Investor's Eye on the Amazon - December 2012

December 2012

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. More »


The Brazilian Electricity Sector and Sustainability in the 21st Century

The Brazilian Electricity Sector and Sustainability in the 21st Century

Opportunities and Challenges

November 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.More »


Amazon in Focus 2012: Celebrating 15 Years

Amazon in Focus 2012: Celebrating 15 Years

Plus Annual Financial Reports for 2010-2011

Fall 2012

This special 15th year anniversary issue of Amazon in Focus celebrates the hard work and accomplishments of our team, our indigenous partners, and you – our growing network of supporters who now number more than 165,000 and span 137 countries.More »


Governments Prioritize Profit Over Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Governments Prioritize Profit Over Indigenous Peoples' Rights

August 8, 2012 | Amnesty International

Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples, said Amnesty International in a briefing paper published ahead of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples.More »


Investor's Eye on the Amazon - May 2012

May 2012

In this Spring edition of Investor's Eye on the Amazon, we would like to draw your attention to several investor resolutions at Chevron, news that Talisman Energy may pull out of Peru altogether, and protests by Vale shareholders over its huge investments in disastrous projects like Brazil's Belo Monte dam.More »


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