Excerpt from The Millennium Development Goals Report 2010 By the United Nations Full report here Though progress has been made, it is uneven. And without a major push forward, many of the MDG targets are likely to be missed in most regions. Old and new challenges threaten to further slow progress in some areas or […]
Source: Survival, the movement for tribal peoples Video: Mine, story of a sacred mountain Vedanta Resources, a British company, intends to dig an open-pit bauxite mine on Niyamgiri mountain in India. The mine will destroy the forests on which the Dongria Kondh depend and wreck the lives of thousands of other Kondh tribal people living […]
Excerpt from Gender and Climate Finance: Double Mainstreaming for Sustainable Development, 2009 Written by Liane Schalatek, Associate Director, Heinrich Böll Foundation North America Full document here I. Introduction Climate change is real, it is happening already, and its impacts on people are not gender-neutral. It is affecting men and women all over the world differently, […]
Source: http://vimeo.com/10516754 Video: Someone Else’s Treasure Someone Else’s Treasure is an ongoing multimedia project which brings to light some of the experiences of indigenous communities around the world that have been impacted by the global mining industry – including communities in the Philippines, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Chile, Canada, and Guatemala. This multimedia piece […]
Short Documental: The Kamburu Story By Green TV “The Kamburu Story – A Community-led Response to Climate Change shares the experience of The Gaia Foundation’s Kenyan partner, The Institute of Culture & Ecology, as they work with the Kamburu community of central Kenya. This story shows the courageous steps of the community as they re-learn […]
Excerpt from Industrial Agrofuels Fuel Hunger and Poverty By The Via Campesina November, 2009 Full document here With case studies from Mali, Mozambique, Brazil, Haiti, Canada, Indonesia The scandal of agrofuels in the countries of the South By Francois Houtart In order to meet between 25 and 30% of energy demand as a solution to […]
The coffee crisis of 1992 prompted women producers to organize and develop strategies to change their economic and social exclusion as producers/farmers and as women.
Short documentary: Violent Evictions at El Estor, Guatemala. By Steven Schnoor Related video by CTV W5 below “In January 2007, Steven Schnoor made a short documentary depicting the violent eviction of Mayan subsistence farmers from their homes in rural Guatemala at the behest of a Canadian mining company. This documentary includes footage of a woman who protests […]