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Does Spring Come To Stolen Forests?

Korean CSOs call on Korean Government and corporations to take immediate measures to stop serious deforestation and human rights violations in the palm oil industry   Korea Federation for Environmental Movements (KFEM) and Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL)...

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Stop Reclaiming Our Seas!

Press Statement  27th February 2019 SAM launches report on Impacts of Coastal Reclamation in Malaysia Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) calls upon the Malaysian government to cancel all proposed coastal reclamation projects in the country. The call is based on findings...

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Human Rights Day 2018 – Struggle On!

PRESS STATEMENT By and large, the seventy-year-old Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) remains a “secret document”, still unknown to most of the seven billion beings that the document says declares have rights simply by being human. Starting with the UDHR on...

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STOP REDTAGGING AND CRIMINALISING DEFENDERS OF TERRITORIES

PRESS STATEMENT MARCH 14, 2018 STOP REDTAGGING AND CRIMINALISING DEFENDERS OF TERRITORIES Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific (FoE APac) condemns the use of anti-communist and anti-terror laws to silence environmental and indigenous rights activists in the Philippines...

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Restoring 50 Canals in Dhaka: High Court Decision

In recent decades, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, had 58 canals flowing through the city, fed by surrounding rivers and lakes. A recorded 50 of these canals worked as the city’s drainage system. The majority of these canals have since disappeared, with the...

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The untold stories of climate impacted peoples

-UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, Germany Seas are rising and many people forced to migrate in the Pacific islands, a fracking company takes a fancy to a drought stricken area, hurricanes cripple a whole country, walls and fences are built to block the free movement of people...

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APAC presented at the UN Treaty Negotiations

Hemantha Withanage, Executive Director of Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) - FoE Sri Lanka was part of a session panel titled Voices of the Victims at the UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations Session in Geneva, Switzerland. Hemantha highlighted 2 main cases...

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No to Rampal coal plant!

https://www.facebook.com/foeint/videos/10155539778465280/ Bangladesh plans to build 28 coal power plants. The people of Bangladesh have seen the damage coal plants do to the environment and communities. One of these planned power plants, Rampal, is close to...

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Communities unite against coal mining in Indonesia

  Indonesia is one of the world’s largest coal exporters. In 2015, the country mined over 460 million tonnes of coal. Today more than 5,000 mining permits have been issued. The Indonesian government wants to produce an additional 35.000 MW of energy, mostly from coal...

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Today on International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific (FoE APAC) groups from 13 countries are celebrating the stories of the indigenous communities. Globally, there are an estimated 370 million indigenous peoples, the majority...

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