Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Environment

Brazil: environmental licences close to extinction

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The pro-government majority in the lower house of the congress has rushed through a bill (PL3792) which will virtually eliminate the need for Brazil’s environmental licences for a wide range of economic activities, opening the way for widespread exploitation. The activities which will be freed from licensing include agriculture, cattle raising, logging, dam and road building, sewage plants and water management.

Peru: protecting culture and biodiversity

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A beautifully filmed celebration of traditional ways of knowing, this documentary offers an alternative vision of what true wealth is and what is at stake in the struggle to protect biodiversity.

‘Throw them overboard’: Brazil mine disaster victims bullied over compensation

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Communities awaiting compensation from the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history say they’re being stymied by a convoluted legal process that favors those responsible.

Brazil: Remembering the Eldorado massacre

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Telling the story of a collective act of creativity -- to create a monument in memory of the 19 landless farmers killed on 17...

Voices of Latin America Webinar Series: The Rights of Nature and...

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The Latin America Bureau (LAB) invites you to the third instalment of our Voices of Latin America webinar series: The Rights of Nature and Indigenous Peoples.

Dive, Tierra Bomba, Dive

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Dive Tierra Bomba Dive, made in 2020 by The Right to Roam Films, tells the story of 19-year-old Yassandra Barrios, who emerges as the environmental leader of her Colombian island, Tierra Bomba, home to the Varadero Reef.

Brazil poses challenge for Biden’s climate policy

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President Biden’s climate summit, starting on 22 April, World Earth Day, will see him aiming to bring Brazil’s leader Jair Bolsonaro into line.

Brazil: the campaign against science

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Scientists, academics and officials of environmental agencies are being attacked with insults, death threats, gag orders, theft and kidnapping -- organised or encouraged by the Bolsonaro government

Is sustainable mining possible?

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At the Activism against extractive industries and performance activism conference, held by Latin America is Moving Collective in February, 2021, Sue Branford answers the million-dollar question, ‘Is sustainable mining possible?’

Colombia: the power of listening

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Born from a UNLive initiative aimed at utilising culture as a tool for environmental change, the Colombia-based collective Vozterra channel grassroots responses to climate change and the decline of biodiversity.

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