10th December, Paris: Representatives of social movements, grassroots and community groups, and environmental campaigning organisations, between them representing millions of people across the globe, have come together today to denounce the failure of the climate negotiations in Paris.
In February 2015, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Dr. Hilal Elver, visited the Philippines and met with government agencies as well as civil society organizations and social movement groups representing the marginalized sectors of the country. This report documents the meeting between her and these organizations during which the latter presented a 9-point agenda for the fulfillment of the right to food.
Here is the latest Focus on the Global South newsletter tackling the most important issues in COP 21, and beyond.
Statement of Walden Bello, Manila, Nov 28, 2015. Originally posted on Rappler.com
We want a planet that sustains life, not one that is driven on the road to death by corporate greed
What has been billed as the meeting that will determine the fate of the planet will take place in Paris from November 30 to December 10.
20 November 2015
We all want action on climate change, but what does that action mean? Will it be effective, will it be fair, and are the Paris climate talks going to deliver that action?
What exactly is the climate change crisis? How does it affect us? Are we causing it? How? How is it going to affecting our land, water, food and lifestyle? Can we anything about it? How? Why is the practice of agroecology so important in addition to clean energy?
Report of the Central Fact Finding Team’s visit to the Sardar Sarovar Project Submergence Areas in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, India on 9th – 10th May, 2015
This year marks 30 years of resilient struggle of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, which continues its battle to safeguard the lives and livelihoods of thousands of dalits, adivasis and other communities in the Narmada region, in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
Press release from the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power. Photo by Joseph Purugganan.
Joseph Purugganan, the head of our Philippines team, is in Geneva this week to join the mass mobilisations organised by the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity. Read the press statement below to find out more:
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United Nations Human Rights Council: Social Movements support a binding treaty that will create obligations for transnational corporations to respect human rights