This booklet is for community facilitators who are using the Territories of Life Video series. The booklet covers information about each video in the series as well as tips on hosting screenings, discussions and action planning sessions with communities.
A manual on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), (Forest Peoples Programme / Sustainable Development Institute / Social Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development, 2016)
A Guidebook for Activitists and Communities: intended to help civil society identify illegal wood, track illegal timber to EU and US markets, and submit evidence to relevant authorities. Drawing on case studies from around the world, the guidebook summarises the state-of-the-art tools, methods and technologies for carrying out independent investigations into the legality of logging, trading, export and for tracking illegally sourced wood through complex supply chains to end markets. The guidebook is split into three sections. Chapter 1: Illegal Logging, Related Trade and the Response of Consumer Countries. This is an overview of the US and EU laws that have been enacted as a response to illegal logging. Chapter 2: How to Detect and Document Illegal Logging and Associated Trade and Follow Supply Chains, outlines how illegality functions in the sector and how individuals and organisations may investigate at various stages of the supply chain. Chapter 3: Using the Evidence, explains how information obtained during investigations can be used to support implementation of the law, improve policies and close the market to illegal timber. (Earthsight, 2016)
To accompany the film, In Defence of Life, Gaia and partners have launched a new briefing, Mining: Enough is Enough. This document begins to challenge mining industry claims that the mass extraction of new mineral deposits is necessary to meet material need and ensure the 'development' of people and nations.
Statement of solidarity with the communities of Ndian Division, Southwest Region of Cameroon