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Community Environmental Monitoring Guide

Community Environmental Monitoring Guide

This guide, by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), is brilliantly easy to use and understand. It is an invaluable resource for training and teaching environmental monitors in communities across the world. It goes through logical and clear steps from reviewing your local environment then monitoring the impacts of...

Panel on Extractivism, the Law, and Human Rights

Panel on Extractivism, the Law, and Human Rights

This video provides the full panel that occurred in April 2015 at Simon Fraser University in Canada. The different speakers talk on the accountability of Canadian companies abroad, the rights of indigenous groups in both a political and legal sense and the mindset of extractivism in Canada. There is a...

Report: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change

Report: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change

Report by World Resources Institute.   This report looks at forest territories in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It finds that those territories which are managed by indigenous and local communities are ecologically more resilient and produce less carbon than those which are not. Furthermore, it provides recommendations that indigenous...

Community Consent Index 2015

Community Consent Index 2015

Originally from Oxfam. As large-scale oil, gas, and mining projects move to increasingly remote areas, they threaten to generate adverse impacts for the local communities and indigenous peoples who inhabit these areas. For many project-affected communities, Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) represents a critical tool for ensuring that they...

The Human Rights Fundaments of Conservation in the Context of the Extraction of Energy Resources

Since the performance of human rights depends on the environment and on access to natural resources, this book shows the extent to which the negative environmental impact arising from extraction operations prevents the effective realization of human rights. The book is aimed at stakeholders in the extractive/energy industries but can...

Environmental Defender Law centre – Finding lawyers, providing resources, giving grants

Environmental Defender Law centre – Finding lawyers, providing resources, giving grants

The Environmental Defender Law Center has been working since 2003 to protect the human rights of people in developing countries fighting against harm to their environment. They have a new website, which collects all the work and assistance and programs they run, in both English and Spanish versions. The website describes...

Legal Guide for Communities Seeking Environmental Justice

EJOLT — Legal Guide for Communities Seeking Environmental Justice

A new report, published by EJOLT, provides a guide to the numerous legal avenues that communities seeking environmental justice can pursue. The guide explains a number of famous environmental lawsuits, and tendencies and tips to obtain justice; particularly the role of collective action. It also provides notes on key concepts and practical...

Community Charters

Community Charters

Community Charters are a new model for community engagement in the UK planning process, starting from a positive vision of the world we want to bequeath to future generations.   They bring the concepts of stewardship and human values into the sustainability agenda, advocating a shift away from development that weakens our...

Yes to Life, No to mining Global Precedents

Yes to Life, No to mining Global Precedents

Recognising Earth’s Laws, the Rights of Nature and Sacred Natural Sites and Territories as No Go Areas to Mining Across the world, communities, civil society, lawyers and policy makers are defending ecosystems and the ecological processes which sustain life for all, from threats of mining, extractive activities and development, and establishing...

Rights based guides for indigenous communities

Rights based guides for indigenous communities

Life Mosaic – Realising Indigenous Women’s Rights This handbook is an introduction to the human rights of indigenous women. It provides details on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as the only instrument specifically for women. It also provides a brief overview of...