Major Arctic resilience report includes YLNM member Snowchange’s Näätämö project

Major Arctic resilience report includes YLNM member Snowchange’s Näätämö project

YLNM member group the Snowchange Cooperative is supporting indigenous and traditional communities in the circumpolar Arctic to resist a tidal wave of extractivism. A new report on Arctic resilience highlights how Snowchange are also helping pioneer regenerative responses to climate change through indigenous knowledge.     Originally posted by Snowchange....

The Struggle Between Ecuador’s Indigenous Shuar and the Mega-Mining Project That’s Displacing Them

The Struggle Between Ecuador’s Indigenous Shuar and the Mega-Mining Project That’s Displacing Them

The indigenous Shuar People of the Ecuadorean Amazon are taking action to reclaim homelands. The Shuar say their lands were taken from them without consultation or consent and given to Ecsa Ecuacorriente, a Chinese mining company.   Originally published by Remezcla. By Brian Miranda. 23 November 2016. In 2008, Ecuador...

Proyecto minero chino genera convulsión en territorio Shuar en la Parroquia Panantza San Carlos, Morona Santiago

Proyecto minero chino genera convulsión en territorio Shuar en la Parroquia Panantza San Carlos, Morona Santiago

21 de Noviembre 2016. Accion Ecologica. Las comunidades indígenas shuar expulsadas a la fuerza de la zona en donde se pretende ejecutar el proyecto minero Panantza-San Carlos, en Morona Santiago, a cargo de la empresa minera china Explocobres SA, EXSA, decidieron este martes volver a su territorio ancestral. En agosto...

Cajamarca: Popular Referendum on mining irresponsibly arranged for Sunday 27th November

Cajamarca: Popular Referendum on mining irresponsibly arranged for Sunday 27th November

In Colombia, popular consultations/referendums on mining have boosted people’s campaigns to decide the future of destructive mining projects. Opposed by many in the government, these processes recently received a boost from the Colombian Constitutional Court, but as the case of Cajamarca shows, without proper consultation democratic participation in referendums is...

Breaching environmental boundaries: UN report on resource limits

Breaching environmental boundaries: UN report on resource limits

This summer, the United Nations International Resource Panel (IRP), published ‘Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity’, a report that admits what ecologists have been saying for decades: resources are limited, human consumption trends are unsustainable and resource depletion diminishes human health, quality of life and future development. Download the report....

Breaching environmental boundaries: UN report on resource limits

Breaching environmental boundaries: UN report on resource limits

New UN research reinforces the evidence showing human consumption trends are unsustainable and resource depletion diminishes human health, quality of life and future development. Humanity needs a new economic model that does not require the delusion of endless growth in a finite global habitat.       Originally posted by...

Being Human: Death, Development and Earth’s Defenders

Being Human: Death, Development and Earth’s Defenders

 Men and women protecting land, water and livelihoods around the world are being killed for standing up in defence of life, writes YLNM Regional Coordinator Hannibal Rhoades in this opinion piece. They are, ultimately, victims of a development paradigm that justifies ecological destruction and neo-colonial exploitation.   Originally published by...

In Madagascar, the village of Soamahamanina manages to stop a Chinese mining giant!

In Madagascar, the village of Soamahamanina manages to stop a Chinese mining giant!

Originally posted by the ICCA Consortium. 24 October 2016. The courageous village of Soamahamanina, a name that could be translated as “the beautiful place which we will always love”, is located 70km west of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.  A Chinese company had obtained a mining concession for gold. Some...

Women Building Power- Toolkit for climate and energy justice for African women

Women Building Power- Toolkit for climate and energy justice for African women

Women Building Power is a cutting-edge and developing collection of research, information materials, and tools which forms the knowledge hub of an emerging African women-led grassroots driven campaign on Fossil Fuels, Energy and Climate Justice. Click here to access Women Building Power research and tools in languages including English, French and...

Beneath the surface: Practical films to help communities fight mining

Beneath the surface: Practical films to help communities fight mining

In this series of short videos from the New Media Advocacy Project, communities resisting mining around the world share their knowledge both of the impacts of mining and how they are fighting back. The films offer practical advice for communities resisting mining. Other films in the series include: Beneath the...