Category: Climate & Environment

Climate and Environment is now  a cross-cutting issue under Focus on the Global South’s 2018-2020 Work Plan, with this issue permeating across the three thematic priorities: Political Economy of Development, Power and Democracy, and People’s Alternatives. From challenging destructive development mod …

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      The Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice will hold aPRESS BRIEFING1 PM, September 3, 2018Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT), P floor, 518/5 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 1033 On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Co …

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For majority of peasants and indigenous people in India and around the world, climate change is a dreadful reality that has drastically altered their and rendered them vulnerable to hunger, poverty and deprivation. Even at the best of times, millions of them live on the edge, surviving on paltry inc …

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by Mary Ann Manahan A day after President Duterte was sworn into office in June 2016, Gloria Capitan was shot pointblank by two unidentified assassins riding a motorcycle at her karaoke bar in Mariveles, Bataan. Capitan was a staunch environmentalist and human rights defender who had led t …

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Statement in Français 日本語 Portuguese Español 27 July 2017 We the undersigned have been inspired by Bolivia’s social movements that have shown that another world is possible. From the Water War in Cochabamba to the approval of a new constitution and a plurinational state in 2009, …

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Pablo Solón is being persecuted by the Bolivian Government, and is facing fabricated legal charges because he dared to challenge two mega-hydropower projects in the Amazonian region, El Bala and El Chepete. Both Solón and Rafael Archondo, a well-known journalist, are facing up to four years imprison …

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Activists from around the globe are sending their messages of support and solidarity to Pablo Solon, who is being persecuted by the Bolivian government for his criticism of the mega-projects, El Bala and Chepete, in the Amazonian region. Solon and Rafael Archondo, a well-known journalist, are facing …

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by Mary Ann Manahan; originally posted on ileia.org On Sicogon Island in the Philippines, farmers and fisher folk were displaced from their land and fisher folk were displaced from their land and livelihoods after the Typhoon Yolanda. Opportunistic land grabbing after a climate disaster is yet …

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originally posted on ileia.org What does the term ‘climate justice’ actually mean? For us at Focus (Focus on the Global South) we see climate justice as intrinsically linked with other forms of justice – social justice, economic justice, political justice, justice between genders …

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To view presentations click here. From 21-25 November 2016, about 50 people, involved in struggles to defend the territories, forests and livelihoods of forest-dependent communities, came together in Thailand for a field visit to the Northeast of the country, followed by a 3-days meeting in Bangkok. …

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