News - Forests and Climate Change

Conflict at Canadian mines in Peru highlights empty promises of climate talks

5th Dec 2014
Peru rolled out the green carpet this week for the Conference of the Parties (COP 20), the United Nations climate change talks, amidst harsh criticisms from indigenous leaders and activists who say the government is far from eco-friendly. (Stephanie Boyd /

Leaders of The Next Generation

27th Nov 2014
Please watch and share this short film about the 'Next Generation Indigenous Peoples Leadership Training', which took place in Sungai Utik longhouse (West Kalimantan, Indonesia) in March 2014. Languages: Indonesian / English

UN-masking Climate Smart Agriculture

23rd Sep 2014
As women, men, peasants, indigenous, and youth of La Via Campesina, we denounce climate smart agriculture which is presented to us as a solution to climate change and as a mechanism for sustainable development. It's clear that underneath the pretense of addressing poverty and climate change, there is nothing new. (International Peasant Movement)

Bird’s eye view: How satellite imagery is making the news

2nd Sep 2014
In recent years, there have been a number of journalistic projects that made good use of the wealth of satellite imagery, which is increasingly freely available. (Sheila Coronel / The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)

Nine Indonesian ministries declared support for indigenous people through REDD+

1st Sep 2014
Abdon Nababan, secretary general of AMAN (Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago), called the national program a fresh tipping point for indigenous people in fighting for their rights. (Fidelis E. Satriastanti / Ekuatorial)

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