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...

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report published by Forest Peoples Programme on 26/10/15.   This report explores the technologies and community research methods which are being used by the Wapichan peoples to assert the full legal title to their ancestral land. The extensive mapping provides powerful resources with which to fight aggressive land-grabbing and extractive...

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...

Mining Affected Peoples to Unite at International Peoples Conference on Mining, Manila 2015

Mining Affected Peoples to Unite at International Peoples Conference on Mining, Manila 2015

This July an assembly of global participants representing mining-affected communities, indigenous peoples, national campaigners, Church workers, lawyers, legislators, artists, alternative media practitioners, environmental activists, scientists and national support organisations will meet in Manila, Philippines, to unite in resistance against destructive mining. Book your place at the International Peoples Conference on Mining...

Towards environmental justice success in mining resistances:  An empirical investigation

Towards environmental justice success in mining resistances: An empirical investigation

The full report can be downloaded here Abstract This report sets out to provide evidence-based support for successful environmental justice (EJ) activism and assess the constituents and outcomes of contemporary socio-environmental mining conflicts by applying a collaborative statistical approach to the political ecology of mining resistances. The empirical evidence covers...

Ghana’s Upper West Coalition on Mining, Food, Water and Sacred Sites calls President to halt Mining activities in Upper West Region

Ghana’s Upper West Coalition on Mining, Food, Water and Sacred Sites calls President to halt Mining activities in Upper West Region

The Upper West Civil Society Coalition on Mining, Food, Water and Sacred Sites, has called on the President to as a matter of urgency halt any process to open up the Upper West Region for mining activity. “This is because of the fragile nature of the ecosystem coupled with the weak legal...