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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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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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