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Realities of logging, land grabbing in Cross River

Monday, March 27, 2017

 

Cross River set up one of the world’s protected forest reserve, raised a high standard for conservation, but Governor Ben Ayade still draws environmentalists’ ire for his stance on converting part of the area under the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation  (UN-REDD) scheme for a 260-kilometre Superhighway project.

Em 2016, MST inaugurou a loja Armazém do Campo no centro de São Paulo

Agricultura familiar e reforma agrária são os maiores produtores de orgânicos no Brasil

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Regulamentação e incentivos para o cultivo agroecológico e orgânico tiveram início em 2003. Região Sudeste é a maior produtora do país, com 333 mil hectares.

 

Even waste water shouldn’t be wasted

Friday, March 17, 2017

 

It is not just an ecological imperative, it opens up business opportunities as well. Market mechanisms need to improve

On March 22, we will celebrate the 24th World Water Day. The theme this year is ‘Waste Water’. This day is generally observed to spread awareness among the general public and focus on its importance in sustainable development.

Waste water management – The role of industries

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

 

Since the inception of World Water Day 24 years ago to advocate for the sustainable management of water resources, several stakeholders have come together across the world each year to increase the awareness among people about the importance, need and conservation of water.

The focus this year, 2017 is waste water.

Amazon’s indigenous call for open dialogue with extractive industry leaders

Monday, March 20, 2017

 

Indigenous rights leaders from a Catholic Church network traveled to Washington, D.C., to highlight human rights violations against people in the Amazon and to call for prior consultation with extractive industries pursing projects on their lands.

Pan-Amazonian Church Network Vice President Pedro Barreto Jimeno told Humanosphere that Friday’s hearing was the first time Amazonian people were the primary focus of a human rights hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C.

Rosildo da Silva, indígena Jaminawa Arara, vai à CIDH denunciar a demora nas demarcações de terras no Acre. foto: Tiago Miotto/Cimi

Repam leva casos de violações dos direitos humanos da Pan-Amazônia à Comissão Interamericana de Direitos Humanos (Brasil)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Nesta sexta-feira, 17 de março, junto à Comissão Interamericana de Direitos Humanos (CIDH), em Washington, nos Estados Unidos, será realizada uma audiência sobre o Direito do Território de Comunidades Indígenas e Comunidades Rurais da Pan-Amazônia. A audiência foi solicitada pela Rede Eclesial Pan-Amazônica (Repam), Conselho Episcopal Latino-Americano (CELAM), Confederação Latino-Americana de Religiosos (CLAR), Caritas da América Latina e do Caribe, Conferência Episcopal dos Estados Unidos, lideranças indígenas e campesinas.

Desmatamento cresce em Unidades de Conservação no meio da Amazônia (Brasil)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Levantamento do Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia (Imazon), obtido com exclusividade pelo Estado, revela que desde 2012 as taxas de desmatamento em Unidades de Conservação (UCs) vêm aumentando, assim como a participação no desmatamento total do bioma. Os valores referentes a 2015 já superaram os de 2008 - ano que marcou o início do declínio da taxa total de desmatamento na Amazônia, que atingiu o seu menor valor em 2012.

New Zealand transforms Whanganui River into a legal person

Friday, March 17, 2017

THE Whanganui River has been granted the same legal status as a human being by New Zealand’s House of Representatives.

Explaining the world-first decision, the country’s Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson said the river would “have its own legal identity with all the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person.”