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Komodo National Park in Danger: Public’s Response to UNESCO’s Calls to the Indonesian Government

PRESS RELEASE – August 3, 2021 WALHI and Sunspirit for Justice and Peace An amplified wave of protest against the development project that threatens the sustainability of the conservation, local economy, and people’s living space within Komodo National...

CEJ seek justice for the social and environmental damage caused by MV ‘X-PRESS PEARL’ Cargo Vessel Fire

In May 2021, a fire broke out onboard MV X-Press Pearl, a Singaporean container ship near Colombo harbor, causing severe damage to the ocean and coastal belt. Since the disaster, the coastline has been inundated with dead marine life, and micro-plastic nurdles have...

Justice for coal power plant workers killed in police shooting

On 17 April 2021, Bangladeshi police clashed with peaceful demonstrators at the Banshkhali Coal Power Plant in Chattogram, killing 7 workers. The power plant is a joint venture between Bangladeshi industrialists S Alam Group, and Chinese companies SEPCO III Power...

INTERVIEW: FoE Bangladesh calls for independent investigation into coal plant workers police shooting

It has been a month since police opened fire on a workers peaceful demonstration at the under-construction Banshkhali Coal Power plant in Bangladesh. They were defending their worker’s rights and payment of their overdue salary. Real World Radio recently spoke with...

Internationalist Solidarity with Palestine

Friends of the Earth International condemns the ongoing Israeli attacks on Palestine, including the outrageous targeting of women and children, civilian structures, the bombing of densely populated areas, and attacks on media buildings that threaten the international...

Situating the Belt and Road Initiative in the Philippine Energy Trajectory

Renewable energy is necessary to end carbon dependence. However, it can also be harnessed merely to power the same economic systems and development pathways. In fact, like fossil fuels, it can be implicated in the displacement and marginalization of indigenous...

KFEM condemns the South Korea Forest Service’s “carbon-neutral” logging policy

The Forest Service plans to allow 72% of forests across the country to be logged as part of a “2050 Carbon-Neutral Forestry Sector” plan. Despite Forest Service’s claims, older trees retain higher carbon absorption capacity. Trees have ecological value beyond carbon...