RAVEN Trust: Beaver Lake Cree Nation Pushes ahead in David and Goliath Struggle to Stop the Tar Sands

Originally published by RAVEN Trust on 6 January 2020, by Maia Wikler, link here This past winter marked a victorious ruling for the Beaver Lake Cree. In a rare decision, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench granted advance costs to Beaver Lake Cree Nation to allow it to proceed with its “Tar Sands Trial” treaty … Continue reading RAVEN Trust: Beaver Lake Cree Nation Pushes ahead in David and Goliath Struggle to Stop the Tar Sands

The Guardian: Dutch Supreme Court Upholds Landmark Ruling Demanding #ClimateAction

Photo above courtesy of Greenpeace Netherlands; taken at the #Protestival held on 14-15 December 2019 at Schiphol International Airport Article originally published here by Isabella Kaminski in The Guardian, 20 December 2019 at 8.08 EST The Supreme Court of The Netherlands has upheld a ruling ordering the country’s government to do much more to cut … Continue reading The Guardian: Dutch Supreme Court Upholds Landmark Ruling Demanding #ClimateAction

Two Perspectives on the EIB Investment Report 2019/2020

Short list of findings: Economic climate in the EU is worsening and investment by EU firms is likely to slow down in 2020 EU climate mitigation investment stagnating and behind US and China Europe needs to accelerate adoption of digital technologies to stay competitive European firms are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economic outlook according … Continue reading Two Perspectives on the EIB Investment Report 2019/2020

Centre for Environmental Rights: South Africa Constitutional Court Rules against Coal Mining in Mpumalanga Protected Area

Originally published here on 18 NOVEMBER 2019 AT 9:52 AM The Constitutional Court has had the final say on the approvals for a coal mine inside an Mpumalanga Protected Area and Strategic Water Source Area. Earlier this month, the Constitutional Court refused the mining company’s final challenge of a 2018 High Court decision to set … Continue reading Centre for Environmental Rights: South Africa Constitutional Court Rules against Coal Mining in Mpumalanga Protected Area

DW: Uganda detains 16 LGBT+ activists under anti-gay law

Originally published 24 October 2019, here, by Deutsche Welle (dw.com); Picture credit: Copyright Reuters; photograph by J. Rinaldi The men were subject to forced anal examinations by police and detained on suspicion of engaging in homosexual acts. Gay sex is punishable by life in prison in Uganda and there are plans to introduce the death … Continue reading DW: Uganda detains 16 LGBT+ activists under anti-gay law

China’s Deep-Sea Mining, a View from the Top

Originally published by China Dialogue Ocean, 18 October 2019, link here; authored by Wang Yan Insights into progress and future plans from Liu Feng, secretary general of the China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) Opening an app on his mobile phone, Liu Feng, secretary general of COMRA, showed a real-time map indicating … Continue reading China’s Deep-Sea Mining, a View from the Top

Four in Five EU Coal Plants Unprofitable — Carbon Tracker Initiative October 2019 Report

LONDON – Four in five EU coal power plants are unprofitable and utilities could lose €6.6 billion this year alone, finds a new report from financial think tank Carbon Tracker. Originally published 24 October 2019 here; contact information below at end of post. Read more: The eco-warriors of climate protection It warns investors and policymakers to … Continue reading Four in Five EU Coal Plants Unprofitable — Carbon Tracker Initiative October 2019 Report

How European Food Supply Chains Play into the Amazon Devastation

Why is the Amazon burning and what’s the UK/EU got to do with it? Published by Greenpeace UK, 2 September 2019, original article here Author: Helle Abelvik-Lawson The Brazilian Amazon has been on fire for weeks. Slash-and-burn practices by farmers, backed by Brazil’s powerful agribusiness sector, have seen great swathes of the world’s most crucial ecosystem burnt … Continue reading How European Food Supply Chains Play into the Amazon Devastation

What’s the latest with the Escazú Agreement?

Published originally by Andrés Bermúdez Liévano in Diálogo Chino, on October 17, 2019, here; below please find a short update and summary of the killings of environmental defenders in Latin America In September 2018, Latin America made history by presenting the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters, known … Continue reading What’s the latest with the Escazú Agreement?

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