This press release warns that EU leaders' discussions about how to lower energy prices and ‘improve’ European industrial competitiveness must not be a smoke-screen for furthering fossil fuel extraction including shale gas.
GabonMaTerreMonDroit is a group of 20 Gabonese NGOs facilitating community action towards improved tenure security in Gabon. This network advocates for improved recognition of community rights and has been raising awareness of local communities on land tenure issues in four regions: Kango, Mouila, Minvoul and Libreville. This slideshow and accompanying song summarizes the ongoing dynamics of this network from July 2012 until April 2013. For more information, see www.gabonmaterre.org
Every six months, FERN produces an update looking at the present situation with regards the EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, with a specific focus on Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs). This May 2013 example looks at VPAs in Africa, Asia and South and Central America.
- Moving extractive industries closer to transparency
- Shadow forces ranged against VPAs
- 7EAP: Council’s opportunity to be effective
- CITES creates loopholes in the EU Timber Regulation
- Complaint of human rights violations in DRC
- Airport challenged due to poor biodiversity offsetting
Organizations and activists based in Acre and Brazil more widely have written to the Governor of California to express their opposition to the proposal of the government of the U.S. state of California to “reduce” its CO2 emissions through the acquisition of REDD+ offsets from the states of Acre and Chiapas, instead of pursuing emissions reductions in California itself.
This report from Robert Lawrence Nyahn of Save my Future Foundation Liberia finds that if the motivation for issuing concessions for multinational corporations is to lift ordinary Liberian citizens out of poverty, then it has become evident that the