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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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”.
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.
Is burning trees the new coal? Say NO to fake “renewables”!
Stop the destruction of Namibia’s savannas – its bushes and trees must not be processed into fuel for German power plants.
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!
Ecuador: Stop the violence by the mining industry!
Hanrine, and Australian mining company, is trying to push through gold and copper mining in northern Ecuador against the express will of local people.
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.
Satellite images debunk "sustainable palm oil" pledges
Rainforest destruction for palm oil remains a reality, as the analysis of satellite image data from Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.
Study: Indonesia's “Food Estates” drive hunger and environmental destruction
The new “Food Estate” programs announced for Indonesia will result in more hunger and threaten local people, regional forests and the global climate.
Confirmed: palm oil company destroys rainforest in Liberia
Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is clearing richly biodiverse rainforest – this is the conclusion of a report by High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA), an industry organization.