Displaying items by tag: extractive industries

President of the CCCB asks Prime Minister Trudeau for an ombudsperson for the Canadian extractives sector

Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

On 9th August 2017, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express concern over the environmental degradation and human rights violations caused by Canadian extractive companies operating on Indigenous lands in Latin America.

In Solidarity with the Shuar Community of Ecuador and Acción Ecológica

Monday, 09 January 2017 13:35

Letter from the Churches and Mining Network concerning the Shuar Community and the decision of the Ecuadorian Government to close down and dissolve Acción Ecológica. 21 December 2016 (Available in EN and ES)

Joint press release: EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached as exemptions added

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:51

The European Union (EU) has today taken a positive, but half-hearted, step towards cleaning up Europe’s trade in minerals. EU legislators concluded their negotiations on a new law on so-called ‘conflict minerals’—a Regulation which is meant to ensure that minerals entering the EU do not finance conflict or human rights violations.

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Popular Movements will Present Proposals to Generate a New World to Pope Francis

Monday, 07 November 2016 14:23

The Third World Meeting of Popular Movements began November 2 in Rome with a panel that includes the participation of Cardinal Peter Turkson, of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and João Pedro Stédile, the leader of the Landless Peasants Movement in Brazil.

Letter from Church and Mining to Pope Francis

Monday, 07 November 2016 08:37

The network Church and Mining took part in the meeting of popular movements with Pope Francis and brought their message to him  

Looking for a new imaginary to fuel more profound dreams

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 16:26

Father Dario Bossi shares his thoughts about the World Social Forum

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Diaries from the World Social Forum in Montreal- part II

Saturday, 13 August 2016 16:16

Updates and reflections from CIDSE staff writing from Montreal where many ideas and inspirations for a better world are being generated and discussed at the World Social Forum.

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Diaries from the World Social Forum in Montreal- part I

Thursday, 11 August 2016 07:38

Updates and reflections from CIDSE staff writing from Montreal where many ideas and inspirations for a better world are being generated and discussed at the World Social Forum.

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Climate Justice and Human Rights: Maximu Ba Tiul – Guatemala

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 08:53

While countries struggle to mitigate the effects of climate change, existing efforts like carbon trading and the development of ‘clean’energy infrastructure projects in many developing countries have proven to be insufficient and often contradictory to human rights standards. How to mitigate climate change without generating human rights abuses?

Published in COP 21 Paris

Colombia: The mining and energy "locomotive" against the people

Friday, 02 October 2015 12:26

Communities in Colombia fight for the defense of their rights and the protection of the environment, despite repeated attempts of repression by special police forces. Watch their story.