Blog Archive

Talk is not enough! Canadians take action across the country for mining justice

Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:04

Nearly a decade has passed since Canadian industry and civil society leaders recommended that their government create an ombudsperson to handle the grievances of people affected by Canadian oil, gas and mining companies operating overseas. Development and Peace has been at the forefront of this movement for access to justice for victims of human rights and environmental violations in that time.

We will move ahead

Monday, 21 November 2016 11:03

Expectations that COP22 this year was going to set the wheels into motion on the Paris Agreement (PA) have been met with mixed feelings and certainly with a snail-type process that brought considerable disagreements between developed and developing countries to light. After a long night on Friday 18th November, the 197 countries renewed their commitments agreed in Paris, promising to raise ambition and address the mitigation gap between their national emissions reduction plans and what climate science is saying. Yet, there's still more to be done.

Marrakech: the COP of (in)action?

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 10:00

This year’s two-week global summit has been described as the ‘COP of action’ or an ‘implementation COP’, with the intent to flesh out matters not only concerning the implementation of the Paris Agreement, but also on other sticky issues, such as climate finance and agriculture.

A hopeful road to justice: reporting on the International Monsanto Tribunal

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:39

On 14-16 October 2016 a unique historic event took place in The Hague, The Netherlands, and it did happen thanks to the people’s power and to their tireless struggle for justice. This was the International Monsanto Tribunal, a remarkable two days of symbolic trial where 30 victims of Monsanto's practices witnessed in front of renowned judges, who were asked to provide a legal opinion on the environmental and health damages caused by Monsanto.

Don’t Silence Our Voice

Friday, 16 September 2016 08:56

I am an Israeli citizen, working in Belgium for CIDSE, a network of social justice organisations, including Broederlijk Delen. My colleague, Brigitte Herremans, was denied entry to Israel last week, when she was travelling with a group of youngsters who came to see Israel and Palestine with their own eyes.

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

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.

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.

How stories can change the world

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 08:44

Our planet and its peoples face monumental challenges today. Climate change, food insecurity, migration, war are all overwhelming problems. In the face of such seemingly insurmountable challenges, how can we engage with one another in order to create a real movement for change?

Brexit: Making decision makers remove their blinders

Monday, 11 July 2016 12:48

A few days ago, Brexit knocked Europe down. While digesting this shocking news, emotions started popping up: joy (for some), fear (for others), sadness, incomprehension, surprise ...

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