Malaysia: logjam triggers environmental disaster
For days, a logjam has been clogging the Baleh River in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Loggers along the upper reaches of the river are responsible.
Hydropower: neither environmentally sound nor climate-neutral
A study commissioned by the Senckenberg–Leibniz Institution concludes that hydropower is renewable, but neither climate-neutral nor environmentally friendly.
Palm oil: TotalEnergies washes itself so green
The French fossil fuel giant TotalEnergies wants to burnish its image and to do without palm oil as a raw material for the production of biofuels from 2023.
Nigeria: save Cross River State's unique forests!
Spectacular trees reach for the sky in one of the last rainforests in Nigeria. They could soon be destroyed by rampant illegal logging and a new logging road.
Palm oil company Korindo stripped of FSC label
The Indonesian palm oil and timber company Korindo is losing its FSC seal after clearing forests for oil palm plantations.
Indonesia: Kinipan's rainforest defenders honored
The 2021 Akademi Jakarta award goes to the Laman Kinipan people for their perseverance in defending human rights, nature and culture.
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NO to a ‘Jurassic Park’ for Komodo dragons!
The Indonesian government wants to create a ‘Jurassic Park’ for luxury tourists – with no regard for the Komodo dragons, the stunning underwater world or local communities.
UN experts: climate and biodiversity are interconnected issues
The climate crisis has finally been acknowledged by the mainstream, but the mass extinction of animal and plant species is often overlooked or considered less urgent.
Tanzania: stop the eviction of the Maasai from Ngorongoro!
Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater is famous for its wildlife. Now the government wants to promote tourism – and evict more than 80,000 indigenous Maasai people.
Protect democracy now: stop abusive lawsuits!
All over the EU, the rich and powerful are suing their critics in an effort to shut them up. We need EU protection against these SLAPP suits.
The EU needs to protect forests – not burn them in power plants
Trees do not belong in power plants. We need to stop the earth’s forests and their biodiversity from being burned as bioenergy.
180+ organizations and academics reject extractive-heavy EU Green Deal
Plans to drastically increase mining in Europe and in the global South are bad news for the climate, ecosystems and human rights around the world.
Victims of bauxite mine in Guinea receive medical care
Eleven days after we delivered our petition, the mining company in Guinea promised medical care to the people of Hamdallaye. The German government must take action.
The 2021 European SLAPP Contest – vote for your “favorite” legal bully!
The Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) is holding its first annual European SLAPP Contest – complete with a People’s Choice Award.
Korindo scores big as “International Bully of the Year”
And the winner of this year’s European SLAPP Contest is... Korindo! The Indonesian conglomerate takes this year’s prize as “International Bully of the Year”.
Protect Amazonia – NO to the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement!
A free trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur would incentivize environmental crimes in South America. We need to stop its ratification!
We will not be intimidated or silenced! – a declaration of solidarity
Rettet den Regenwald e.V. (Rainforest Rescue) is currently facing a lawsuit before the District Court of Hamburg, Germany.
Brutality against Sarawak villagers – Covid lockdown hinders assistance
Indigenous people often suffer violence at the hands of thugs working for oil palm plantations: Our Malaysian partner Matek Geram sent us a frightening video.