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PR | Policy Brief: Eight Organisations alert the OECD on serious weaknesses in Brazil’s Responsible Business Conduct policies

2019 dam disaster at Brumadinho, in Brazil. Photo : Guilherme Venaglia In 2020 the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business...
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PR | Expert report: Proposed gold mine in Brazilian Amazon presents unacceptable risk

  Hydrogeologist recommends that Canadian company Belo Sun’s license be revoked. (Altamira, Brazil, June 17, 2020) An expert study released...
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Covid-19 Impacts in the Amazon and Patagonia | Crisis to Opportunities Series

The global COVID-19 crisis has shed a light on the deep-seated inequities in the way our rivers and the people...
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Belo Sun signals a restart, but controversial gold mining project in the Amazon remains suspended by three court decisions

On April 24th, the Canadian mining company Belo Sun released a corporate statement on its website claiming that it “successfully completed” the indigenous...
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Understanding the Crisis of Deforestation and Burning in the Amazon

COP 25: Read the civil society declaration on the crisis of deforestation and burning in the Brazilian Amazon In December...
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Press Release | Brazilian activists launch joint statement at COP 25 on crisis of deforestation and burning in the Amazon

Document signed by over 100 civil society organizations and endorsed by members of Congress sharply criticizes Bolsonaro government, calls for...
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Press Release | Indigenous leader delivers letter to Macron at G-7, calling for urgent measures to halt deforestation and burning in the Amazon

  AUGUST 26, 2019: Renowned indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó people delivered to French President Emmanuel Macron today...
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G7 leaders agree plan to help Amazon countries fight wildfires

This article originally appeared in The Guardian. By: Julian Borger in Biarritz, and Jonathan Watts, global environment editor The G7...
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An urgent call to protect Brazil’s human rights and environmental defenders

  In response to the brutal assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, a leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples (MAB)...
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Press Release | Amicus Brief Urges Fundamental Rights for the Anchicayá and All Colombian Rivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY: Today, a coalition of organizations submitted an amicus brief to the Constitutional Court of...