Sarawak, Malaysia: A new film from the Borneo project, Broken Promises: Displaced by Dams, made in conjunction of the indigenous peoples of central Sarawak and many support organisations summarises the threat posed by 17 large dams under development. Featuring interviews with numerous Dayaks and activists, the film describes the impact of previous dams, shows the strong and growing mobilisation in opposition to these impositions and calls for alternative development and energy supply systems.
Kathmandu, Nepal, July 14, 2015 – Last week an independent investigation revealed serious abuses in a World Bank-funded transmission line project in central Nepal. The Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line runs through indigenous and rural communities, who have been raising concerns about the project for over five years. Though the findings validate community concerns, the World Bank has not committed to correcting the damage caused by its failures in this project.
Today as the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) meet in Ufa, Russia to launch the New Development Bank, over 40 civil society organizations and social movements from around the world sent an open letter, urging the BRICS to break with the failed development models of the past and ensure that the NDB is truly something new. The letter lays out 4 Principles for a New Development Model: 1) Promote development for all; 2) Be transparent and democratic; 3) Set strong standards and make sure they’re followed; 4) Promote sustainable development.
The large-scale hunt for gold not only destroys rainforest in Guyana, it also threatens a deal for billions in funds from Norway.
World’s largest palm oil trading company, Wilmar International Ltd., under scrutiny as communities accuse its suppliers of harassment, deception and rights abuses.
Perusahaan perdagangan kelapa sawit terbesar dunia, Wilmar International Ltd., sedang diselidiki berkenaan dengan tuduhan masyarakat terhadap perusahaan pemasoknya merampas hak masyarakat atas tanah adat, mengganggu ketenteraman dan penipuan.
A joint letter from over a hundred civil society and indigenous peoples’ organisations requesting public consultation on the Information Disclosure Policy being development by the Green Climate Fund, the operational funding arm of the UN Climate Change Convention.