TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, RESTORE LAND OWNERSHIP TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, RESTORE LAND OWNERSHIP TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Originally posted by Intercontinental Cry. 15th June 2016. Even though Indigenous Peoples make up just 5 percent of the world’s population, their ancestral territories collectively span across 65 percent of the Earth’s surface. However, just 10 percent of that land is within their legal control. This discrepancy creates a significant...

Mapping Initiative:  Gold Mining in Suriname

Mapping Initiative: Gold Mining in Suriname

The Amazon Conservation Team, an organisation dedicated to ecological conservation – alongside and supported by working with indigenous peoples have produced a mapping initiative which details the expansion of gold mining in Suriname. This brilliant resource explains the history and trends of the expansion, as well as its impacts upon...

Coal Map of Europe

Coal Map of Europe

The interactive Coal Map of Europe gives an overview of the role of coal in our electricity system. It maps different aspects of the coal business, ranging from where the coal plants are located to the health and climate impacts, government involvement and growing resistance from citizens. Learn how much...

Social Cartography: opportunities for social movements, activism and resistance in South Africa and Zimbabwe

Social Cartography: opportunities for social movements, activism and resistance in South Africa and Zimbabwe

In this article Juliana Thornton (YLNM Coordinator for Southern Africa) and Sharon Chipunza report on how social mapping methodologies that have taken root in Brazil offer opportunities for communities everywhere to come together, make their knowledge visible, and protect their land from the extractive industries.   A project based at...

Mapping Environmental Justice

EJOLT — Mapping Environmental Justice

  EJOLT is a global research project bringing together science and society to catalogue and analyse ecological distribution conflicts, confronting environmental injustices. The website provides a useful mapping tool, the Environmental Justice Atlas, that provides a visual presentation of environmental conflict around the world. The conflicts are categorised by company, commodity, country...