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    New report: Rio Tinto’s biodiversity offset in Madagascar

    New report reveals biodiversity offsets as double landgrab in the name of biodiversity

    In September 2015 Re:Common and the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) carried out a joint field visit to investigate the Rio Tinto QMM biodiversity offset project in the Anosy region of south-eastern Madagascar. On the occasion of the Rio Tinto AGM on 14 April in London, WRM and Re:Common are today releasing the report that describes the findings of our investigation. Read More

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    Walking the line

    Emma Hughes

    Plans for a new Euro-Caspian pipeline will solidify the west’s dependence on fossil fuels and authoritarian regimes. This new documentary shows why we should stop and think. “Of course we need a different energy model,” Alberto Santoro states emphatically. “It is not enough to simply replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. Who controls the energy is just as important.” Alberto lives on his family’s farm in the heel of southern Italy... Read more

Webdoc – Walking the line

Plans for a new Euro-Caspian pipeline will solidify the west’s dependence on fossil fuels and authoritarian regimes. This new documentary shows why we should stop and think. Watch the webdoc

New BankTrack Human Rights Impact Briefing: Drummond and paramilitary violence in Colombia

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Nijmegen, May 25th 2016 BankTrack today publishes the second in its series of Human Rights Impact Briefings, focusing on the coal company Drummond and the seven banks which have financed it since 2010. The briefing finds that, despite allegations of their client’s involvement in serious human rights violations, only two of these seven banks were […]

New report: Rio Tinto’s biodiversity offset in Madagascar

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Rio Tinto’s biodiversity offset in Madagascar. A double landgrab in the name of biodiversity? New report reveals biodiversity offsets as double landgrab in the name of biodiversity In September 2015 Re:Common and the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) carried out a joint field visit to investigate the Rio Tinto QMM biodiversity offset project in the Anosy […]

Walking the line

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"No tap" graffiti, Puglia Coast. Image by Laure Cops, Wouter Vanmol and Berber Verpoest.

Emma Hughes 8 March 2016 – https://www.opendemocracy.net/ Plans for a new Euro-Caspian pipeline will solidify the west’s dependence on fossil fuels and authoritarian regimes. This new documentary shows why we should stop and think. “Of course we need a different energy model,” Alberto Santoro states emphatically. “It is not enough to simply replace fossil fuels […]

The case of the Bilateral Investment Treaty Italy-Colombia

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Investment happiness and human rights violations The case of the Bilateral Investment Treaty Italy-Colombia In 2014, under the new EU Investment Policy, the European Commission authorised member states to open formal negotiations with third countries, to conclude Bilateral investment agreements. Just a few months later, the Italian government asked and obtained permission from the European […]