A Year in the Struggle to Defend the AmazonFall 2011
Defending the Amazon is a defining battle of our time and has the potential to shift the balance towards justice, ecological balance and the recognition of our interdependence on nature and living systems. In this year's Amazon in Focus, we share stories from this struggle.
An Amazon Watch Risk AssessmentSeptember 2011
This report explores risks faced by Ivanhoe Energy investors from the Pungarayacu project, as well as those stemming from the company's history and questionable fiduciary management.
This is the second edition of our Investor's Eye on the Amazon quarterly email newsletter, featuring a new report entitled "An Analysis of the Operational Risks to Chevron Corporation from Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco."
An Analysis of the Financial and Operational Risks to Chevron Corporation from Aguinda v. ChevronTexacoMay 2011
Drawing on the unusually rich and revealing publicly available legal filings in this case, this report examines the potential damage and disruption to Chevron's operations from enforcement of the $18 billion Ecuador court judgment that was delivered on February 14, 2011. This report also assesses the risk that Chevron's aggressive counter-litigation and public relations campaign against the Ecuadorian plaintiffs' will backfire and prove to be a long-term barrier to the company's obtaining the legal right and social license to explore and operate in new regions.
A publication that exposes the failures of the Inter-American Bank.
This report by the Federation of Indigenous Communities of the Corrientes River (FECONACO) and Peruvian NGO Shinai documents the ongoing impacts of oil drilling in Oil Blocks 1-AB and 8 in the Northern Peruvian Amazon.
This is the first issue of our Investor's Eye on the Amazon quarterly newsletter, an initiative that seeks to provide institutional investors, industry analysts and researchers with an informative and sophisticated analysis of the most pressing issues facing the Amazon rainforest.
This briefing paper focuses on the roles and responsibilities of companies, investors and finance institutions to identify, prevent and address the adverse human rights impacts of company operations.
After more than 17 years of litigation, the monumental class action against oil giant Chevron (formerly Texaco) for widespread environmental devastation in the Ecuadorian Amazon is nearing an end. This briefing paper provides a brief background on this historic legal battle, followed by an outline of some of Chevron's strategies to evade accountability for one of the world's worst ecological disasters.
U'wa Indigenous Group Confront New Threats to their Lives and TerritoryJanuary 2011
Known as "the people who speak", the U'wa are a peaceful Indigenous community of roughly 6,200 people who live in the cloud forest of northeastern Colombia, straddling the border with Venezuela. They have fought against oil development on their land for over 15 years.