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, by TNI

The politics of agrofuels and mega-land and water deals

By Sofía Monsalve Suárez

Insights from the ProCana case, Mozambique
The Procana Bioethanol project in Mozambique is a clear example of how agrofuel investments contribute rather than mitigate climate change, and are often accompanied by dispossession and impoverishment caused by landgrabbing.
This paper examines the (...)

, by International Rivers

Brazilian government severely underestimates dam emissions

By Katy Yan

Mathematical errors in the classroom or on tests usually don’t carry a whole lot of consequences besides a blot on your grade and maybe a deflated sense of self-esteem.
But what happens when the mathematical error occurs in a major government energy agency? The ramifications could be huge, (...)

, by Common Dreams

Time For Climate Activists to Get Tough

By Jeff Goodell

Have we failed to slow global warming pollution in part because climate and environmental activists have been too polite and well behaved? Is it time to take to the streets, express some outrage, maybe engage in a little guerilla warfare against Big Oil and Big Coal?
That’s the message you get (...)

, by CETRI

Large-Scale mining to test rights of nature

By Carlos Zorrilla

Ecuador is the only Andean nation without any large-scale metallic mines (such as gold and copper). This unique state of affairs is about to be tested in the next few weeks when the Correa government signs exploitation agreements with Chinese and Canadian transnational miners looking to exploit (...)

, by Frontline

Oil colonialism

By John Cherian

“Cooperating with Iran’s energy industry” is not the sole reason for the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company.
VENEZUELA has become the latest country to be put under economic sanctions by the United States for doing business with Iran. In the last week of May, the (...)

, by Pambazuka

Water and privatisation in Africa

Special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Contents:
Africa: access to water and privatisation - Why proclaim access to water a (...)

, by Pambazuka

The cost of adding carbon credits to clean water

By Shiney Varghese

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Linking carbon credits to clean water initiatives as a means of (...)

, by Pambazuka

The wrong climate for big dams

Why Africa should shun hydropower megaprojects

By Lori Pottinger
This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Hydropower dams are ‘well-suited for facilitating (...)

, by Pambazuka

Pollution: Africa’s real resource curse?

By Khadija Sharife

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
A Tanzanian gold mine leaks polluted water into a major river. A (...)

, by Pambazuka

The commodification of water and land in Mali

By Sékou Diarra

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Mali’s Dogon have traditionally seen water as a source of life and a (...)

, by Pambazuka

Why proclaim access to water a fundamental human right?

By Jacques Cambon

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is being published in English and in French.
Despite UN recognition of access ‘to safe and clean (...)

, by IIED

New website shows how nature plus culture equals resilience

Nature and culture are deeply linked. Together they are central to the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of marginalised people around the world, and will be critical to how they respond to climate change and other environmental challenges.
To shine a light on this way of thinking (...)

, by Infochange

Exit endosulfan

India manufactures 70% of the world’s endosulfan, which explains why there has been such a strong lobby against its ban, despite evidence of its health hazards. But India has finally dropped its opposition to a ban on endosulfan, thanks largely to the campaign against the pesticide by Kerala’s (...)

, by Down to earth

Polavaram fraud

The Polavaram dam on the Godavari could displace 400,000 people and submerge nearly 4,000 hectares of forestland. Most of the people threatened to be displaced cannot be relocated until their rights over forestland are recognised under the Forest Rights Act. How did the Andhra Pradesh (...)

, by SACSIS

Libya and the BRICS: Currency Wars, Imperial Wars and Popular Uprisings

By Leonard Gentle

On one side of the world NATO bombs Libya and on the other, the newly expanded BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meet on the island of Hainan, off the south coast of China. Two seemingly unrelated events. But there are links and forces at play fuelling important new power (...)

, by TNI

The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s historic bill

By Nick Buxton

Approval of Bolivia’s revolutionary ’Mother Earth’ law is an historic step by social movements in a long struggle for real ecological transformation of their economy and society.
Approval of Bolivia’s revolutionary ’Mother Earth’ law is an historic step by social movements in a long struggle for (...)

, by Tehelka

India begins long fight to protect its patents

Union government has presented evidence worldwide that it owned knowledge in 600+ cases. The Indian government is now collaborating with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a specialised agency at the United Nations (UN), to protect its traditional knowledge.
The next time (...)