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Russia activists file first climate change lawsuit

Russia activists file first climate change lawsuit

The first-ever climate case in Russia was filed before the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, demanding the Russian authorities take measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions necessary to keep the global average temperature rise at 1.5 °C above pre-industrial...

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Rest in Power Vimal Bhai

Rest in Power Vimal Bhai

'Adieu to a True Friend of The Earth' On 15 August 2022, Vimal Bhai, a leading environment and peace activist in India who worked with marginalised communities and fought to protect the environment, sadly passed away.  Vimalbhai's early days with the environmental...

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Pressure on anti-war EHRDs in Russia

Pressure on anti-war EHRDs in Russia

During the first six months of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at least 37 environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) were prosecuted for their anti-war actions or expressions of anti-war stance in Russia.  One activist has already been given a suspended sentence,...

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New Video: Food Sovereignty: Growing Good Food

New Video: Food Sovereignty: Growing Good Food

On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, LRC shines a light on how indigenous practices can fix the broken food system. Large-scale agriculture is responsible for leveling many of the country’s forests. LRC believes that a food sovereignty framework...

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“Draining the Ocean, Drowning the Ocean People”

“Draining the Ocean, Drowning the Ocean People”

Friends of the Earth India - PRESS RELEASE  Day two of the Conference of Ocean People (C-OP) to counter the UNOC 2022. The Second day of the Conference of the Ocean People (C-OP) delved deeper on the issues of the Blue Economy, Corporatisation of the Ocean and the...

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“We are the ocean. We are the ocean people”

“We are the ocean. We are the ocean people”

Friends of the Earth India - PRESS RELEASE Day one of the Conference of Ocean People (C-OP) to counter the UNOC 2022. The Conference of the Ocean People (C-OP) commenced on 26th June 2022 brought forward  the diverse historical claims/testimonies uniting the ocean...

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Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework underway

Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework underway

Between 21 and 26 June 2022, the United Nations (UN) Open Ended Working Group 4 (OEWG4) is meeting in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss the draft of a new framework for biodiversity under the the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). More than 1300 registered participants...

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Climb for climate justice

Climb for climate justice

On May 16, 2022, Bishnu Bhusal, at 62 years of age, became the first lawyer to climb Mount Everest, raising his voice for environmental justice, on the same day as Buddha Jayanti, the most sacred day on the Buddhist calendar.  Advocate Bhusal set out on April 15 to...

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BELA’s Fight to Protect A Rare Open Space in Dhaka 

BELA’s Fight to Protect A Rare Open Space in Dhaka 

The Tetultala playground, under ward 17 of Dhaka South City Corporation, has long been a small but valuable space for local children to play and for the neighbourhood to come together for social and community activities. The playground has served as a makeshift...

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