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From the Xingu Alive Forever Movement: a letter of denouncement and indignation against the approval of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam's provisional license.

February 4, 2010

This letter was issued by the civil society organization Xingu Alive Forever Movement (Movimento Xingu Vivo Para Sempre) strongly denouncing the approval of the provisional license for the Belo Monte mega-dam on the Xingu River. [...]

A Missed Opportunity to Reach a Just Climate Accord Amazon Watch at December 2009's Climate Summit

January 20, 2010

by Andrew Miller, Environmental and Human Rights Campaigner This past year, all environmentalist roads led to Copenhagen. The 15th annual climate summit was heralded as perhaps the world's last, best opportunity to address the looming climate crisis. In the run-up, street marches intensified, as did targeted advocacy campaigns. [...]

Yasuní-ITT: Chronicle of a Death Foretold?

January 19, 2010

by Kevin Koenig, Northern Amazon Program Coordinator Ecuador's historic proposal to keep some 850 million barrels of crude that lay beneath the country's stunning Yasuní National Park hit a familiar roadblock last weekend, as President Rafael Correa undermined his own negotiating team, denounced foreign donors, and threatened to drill in the ITT oil block (named for the oil wells Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tip [...]

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

January 14, 2010

Indigenous peoples contribute extensibly to humanity's cultural diversity, enriching it with more than two thirds of its languages and an extraordinary amount of its traditional knowledge. There are over 370 million indigenous people in some 90 countries, living in all regions of the world. The situation of indigenous peoples in many parts of the world is critical today. [...]

Letter to GDF Suez Protesting the Company's Destructive Role in the Madeira River Complex

January 14, 2010

The following letter was sent by a coalition of civil society organizations from Brazil, France, the United States and Peru to Mr. Gérard Mestrallet, the President of French company GDF Suez, due to the company's unethical involvement in the construction of the immensely destructive Jirau hydroelectric dam on Brazil's Madeira River. Mr. [...]

US sabotages negotiations on draft REDD text

December 16, 2009

by Chris Lang / www.redd-monitor.org (bellacenter-COP15-Copenhagen, Denmark)– Discussions late into the night on Monday (14 December 2009) in Copenhagen made the REDD text worse. The main culprits were the US and Colombia. [...]

COP 15 / REDD TIP SHEET

December 10, 2009

Media Contacts: Copenhagen: Andrew Miller andrew@amazonwatch.org +45-53997413 (mobile)Kevin Koenig kevin@amazonwatch.org +45-53996824 (mobile)San Francisco: Ruxandra Guidi ruxandra@amazonwatch.org +1-512-704-3150 (mobile)  Official delegations from 192 countries – including an estimated 100 heads of state amongst them U.S. [...]

Letter from Peoples Affected by Brazil's Development Bank

November 25, 2009

The following letter came out of a three-day meeting organized by the Plataforma BNDES, a group of Brazilian and South American civil society organizations and social movements pushing to reform Brazil's Development Bank (BNDES) from a highly questionable and destructive development model. [...]

U'wa Resistance Against Petroleum and Megaprojects

October 8, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009By: Actualidad Étnica The U'wa indigenous community, that has opposed the exploitation of natural resources in their sacred and ancestral territory since 1995, announced that they will carry out a resistance action in Cubará, Boyacá on October 12 and 13. [...]

COLOMBIA: Resistencia Uwa contra petroleras y megaproyectos

October 8, 2009

La comunidad indígena Uwa, que desde 1995 se ha opuesto a la explotación de recursos naturales en su territorio sagrado y ancestral, anunció que simultáneamente a la gran Minga Nacional, este 12 y 13 de octubre realizará una actividad de resistencia en Cubará, Boyacá, para manifestar su oposición contra las actividades que actualmente Ecopetrol realiza en la zona y otros megaproyectos que el Gobierno Nacional preten [...]

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