2019 Update on Quimi and Tundayme Tailings dams in Ecuador

11 October 2019; written David Dene and the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature of Ecuador. Engineer Steve Emerman’s expert report on the two Tailings dams under construction at the Mirador Mine in the Cordillera Del Cóndor has brought to our attention what could possibly constitute one of the greatest threats upon the sacred … Continue reading 2019 Update on Quimi and Tundayme Tailings dams in Ecuador

Pachamama Alliance: An Update on the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative in 2019

9 October 2019; original article published JULY 17, 2019 | BY THE PACHAMAMA ALLIANCE The Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative (ASHI), which was formally launched in the fall of 2017 by Pachamama Alliance, Amazon Watch, and CONFENIAE—the indigenous federation representing Ecuador’s Amazon region—made some significant strides in the first half of 2019. The ASHI vision of permanent protection of … Continue reading Pachamama Alliance: An Update on the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative in 2019

On the Edge of Survival, a Report on Paraje Natural Karst en Yesos de Sorbas by Ion Holban

Originally published in New Environmentalist online magazine, here, 3 March 2016; report was edited by Ciprian Diaconita (Environmental & Social Change UK); Maps were produced and provided by Alexandru Beldiman (Rights of Nature Europe); reprinted with express permission from the author To give you an idea as to the background of Europe’s last remaining oasis … Continue reading On the Edge of Survival, a Report on Paraje Natural Karst en Yesos de Sorbas by Ion Holban

Avance de Frais Accordée à la Nation Crie de Beaver Lake pour Procéder à l’Action en Justice des Sables Bitumineux

3 October 2019: First published by RAVEN Trust here; reprinted with permission Cette semaine, la Cour du Banc de la Reine de l’Alberta a issu une provision pour frais à la Nation Crie de Beaver Lake pour lui permettre de poursuivre son action en justice contre le Canada et l’Alberta dans le cadre de son … Continue reading Avance de Frais Accordée à la Nation Crie de Beaver Lake pour Procéder à l’Action en Justice des Sables Bitumineux

Desmog Blog: US Lobby Groups Most Effective at Blocking Climate Action – Report

29 September 2019; Originally published here by Richard Collett-White • Monday, September 23, 2019 – 09:50 US lobby groups representing the fossil fuel and automotive industries are world leaders when it comes to stalling government action on climate change, new research shows. Richard Collett-White Of the top 10 trade associations considered to be the most effective at opposing climate-friendly … Continue reading Desmog Blog: US Lobby Groups Most Effective at Blocking Climate Action – Report

TIME Magazine: Litigation is a Powerful Tool for Holding Those Responsible for the Climate Crisis to Account

Original article published here 25 September 2019; author Tessa Khan: Ms. Khan is an international human rights lawyer working on climate litigation and co-director of the Climate Litigation Network. There couldn’t be a greater contrast between the roaring climate strikes all over the world ahead of the U.N. Climate Summit last week and the austere discipline of a courtroom. … Continue reading TIME Magazine: Litigation is a Powerful Tool for Holding Those Responsible for the Climate Crisis to Account

The Guardian joins major global news collaboration Covering Climate Now

Original article from 15 September 2019, in The Guardian, here The Guardian is the lead partner in Covering Climate Now, an initiative founded earlier this year with Columbia Journalism Review and the Nation to address the urgent need for stronger climate coverage. More than 250 newsrooms representing 32 countries – with a combined monthly reach of more than … Continue reading The Guardian joins major global news collaboration Covering Climate Now

7 Things Lawyers can do to Support the Global Climate Strike by climate justice.org.au

Published on the Climate Justice Blog, original article 18 September 2019, link here, re-posted with permission By Dr Keely Boom The Global Climate Strike is a wake up call to the world to stop the climate crisis. Students around the world are fighting for climate justice, with three clear demands: (1) transition to 100% renewable energy; … Continue reading 7 Things Lawyers can do to Support the Global Climate Strike by climate justice.org.au

South African Appeal Case Challenges Business-as-Usual Attitude of Coal Mine Company

Originally published by SaveOurWilderness.org on 18 September 2019; re-published with permission. On Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 9h30, Judge Seegobin granted the Global Environmental Trust (GET) and the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation (MCEJO) the right to take their matter to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein. The attendance at the Application for Leave … Continue reading South African Appeal Case Challenges Business-as-Usual Attitude of Coal Mine Company

Leave to Appeal Granted in Zululand Case

17 September 2019, also published today at saveourwilderness.org. The application by the Global Environmental Trust and the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation, for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, has been granted by Judge Rishi Seegobin . The Centre for Environmental Rights was granted the right to intervene as amicus curiae and … Continue reading Leave to Appeal Granted in Zululand Case