Ecology and Environment

30.10.2018

Regulating Apocalypse

Regulating Apocalypse

By David Swanson “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!” “Don’t be such a purist!” “Be strategic!” “Do what’s possible!” “You can’t deny reality / human nature / religious text.” The phrases used to oppose proposals for major change haven’t changed much for… »

30.10.2018

‘A Line in the Sand’ – Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source

‘A Line in the Sand’ – Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source

A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organisations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration… »

22.10.2018

PMPI Statement on World Food Day 2018

PMPI Statement on World Food Day 2018

Our Actions are our Future. This year’s theme of the World Food Day Celebration couldn’t articulate more the significance and urgency of the need to address the increasing magnitude of poverty and hunger worldwide. We, from the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc.,  a network of civil society organizations, rights groups, peace… »

16.10.2018

Fossil Banks, No Thanks! 120 civil society groups call on banks to end fossil fuel finance

Fossil Banks, No Thanks! 120 civil society groups call on banks to end fossil fuel finance

A new international campaign calls on large commercial banks to immediately end their support for all new fossil fuel projects, and to publish robust phase-out plans for their existing fossil fuel clients, at the latest before the 25th UN Climate Summit in November 2019. The ‘Fossil Banks, No Thanks!’ campaign was launched… »

13.10.2018

Delegates from 23 indigenous peoples and countries develop strategies to halt climate change

Delegates from 23 indigenous peoples and countries develop strategies to halt climate change

Cochabamba, [Bolivia] Oct 12 (ABI) – The Minister of Environment and Water, René Ortuño, inaugurated on Friday, in the city of Cochabamba, an international meeting of delegates from 23 indigenous peoples and friendly States that has the objective of elaborating strategies to stop climate change. “This meeting acquires relevance due… »

11.10.2018

Individual action won’t achieve 1.5℃ warming – social change is needed, as history shows

Individual action won’t achieve 1.5℃ warming – social change is needed, as history shows

Matthew Adams, University of Brighton for the Conversation Following the 2015 Paris Agreement to hold the global increase in climate to below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was asked to produce a report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5℃. »

29.09.2018

Rights of Nature Campaign Launch to be held at the Threatened Arroceros Forest Park

Rights of Nature Campaign Launch to be held at the Threatened Arroceros Forest Park

The launching of the ‘Rights of Nature (RoN) Campaign’ at Arroceros Forest Park in Manila is made more significant with the plan of the Manila City government to destroy the park and turn it to a commercial space and school gymnasium. “We wanted Arroceros Park as the venue of the… »

28.09.2018

Millions Face The Life-Threatening Dangers Of Poor Sanitation

Millions Face The Life-Threatening Dangers Of Poor Sanitation

By Anna Kučírková – Connect For Water In our ever changing and evolving world, improvements in living conditions are essential. Sanitation is our first line of defense against communicable diseases and epidemics of infectious diseases such as influenza, typhoid, cholera, and more. And while developed nations tend to have… »

27.09.2018

The Earth is the Common Home of All Inhabitants

The Earth is the Common Home of All Inhabitants

By Riccardo Petrella* The first vast work of “worldwide” occupation and predation of the Earth and its inhabitants was that begun in the sixteenth century by a number of European states (Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, England and France). After the First World War, new actors – no less conquerors and… »

24.09.2018

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, have been announced today in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2018 Honorary Award goes to anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana (Guatemala) & Iván Velásquez (Colombia) “for their innovative work in exposing abuse of power and prosecuting corruption, thus rebuilding people’s trust in public… »

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