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Environmental and development organizations from five continents have today written to the UN’s aviation agency (ICAO) condemning a proposal for large-scale use of biofuels in planes.
CIDSE calls on the Bolivian government to withdraw its accusations
Brussels, May 8th, 2017 - From May 9th to 13th, supporters of CIDSE’s member organizations will gather in Portugal to experience firsthand the ecological conversion that is called for in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.
Community organizations in Myanmar have been mobilizing against the government’s energy policy, which prioritizes coal and the construction of hydro-electric dams. The planned projects in this policy not only contribute to climate change but are also displacing rural and marginalised communities without consultation.
A blog by Dr. Vaishali Patil, anti-nuclear activist (Jaitapur, India) and member of the National Alliance of Anti-Nuclear Movements, on women's resistance to nuclear power.
The CIDSE Campaign “Change for the Planet - Care for the People” invites you to participate in its first international photo competition. This initiative seeks to capture the imagination and creativity of photography enthusiasts - both professional and amateur - keen to share their special take on citizen-led initiatives around the sustainable production and consumption of food and energy around the world.
The government of Canada recently announced that it rejected the construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline, which would have cut through the protected forests in British Columbia, but approved two other pipelines, including the controversial Transmountain-Kinder Morgan project, despite staunch opposition by Indigenous communities and municipalities on whose land these pipelines will traverse. In addition, these projects run counter to the government’s commitment to the Paris Agreement to reduce GHG emissions by 2030.
Maryknoll Sister Patricia Ryan and members of the indigenous community where she works in Peru came to Washington, D.C. in September to pursue legal efforts to stop a mining company from polluting their sacred land and water. At the same time, Native American Sioux Indians from Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota were leading demonstrations in front of the White House with a very similar goal.