(4) July 2014

What do forest rights have to do with climate change?

Deforestation is a major cause of global warming, and so we all have a stake in helping these communities defend their resources from wealthy ranchers, loggers, miners, farmers and drug traffickers. (David Kaimowitz / Ford Foundation)

When languages die, ecosystems often die with them

You probably know that much of the world's environment is under threat. But a new study says languages are disappearing alongside plants and animals. (Source PRI)

World Bank and UN carbon offset scheme ‘complicit’ in genocidal land grabs - NGOs

Plight of Kenya's indigenous Sengwer shows carbon offsets are empowering corporate recolonisation of the South. (The Guardian)

Concerns as PNG prepares to return land to traditional owners

Community groups have welcomed the Papua New Guinea Government's announcement it will abolish special agricultural business leases. (Australia Network News)

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