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Ecuador court enforces constitutional ‘Rights of Nature’ to safeguard Los Cedros Protected Forest

Los Cedros Forest

In what looks like an unprecedented case, the Constitutional Court of Ecuador used the constitutional provision on the “Rights of Nature” to safeguard Los Cedros protected forest from mining concessions. The Court voted seven in favor and two abstentions. Local people protesting the granting of mining rights in Los Cedros Protected Forest With the ruling, the Constitutional Court must develop ...

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Germany, Ecuador, Ghana, Vietnam seek global agreement against marine litter

Marine pollution

The environment ministers of Germany, Ecuador, Ghana and Vietnam are holding an international ministerial conference against marine litter in September 2021 to promote a global agreement against marine litter and the pollution of the environment with plastic waste. Marine pollution Marine and plastic litter represent a global challenge that should be met with new impulses and political will, said the ...

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International civil society urges Ecuador to appeal Dutch court ruling in favour of Chevron

Lenín Moreno

In solidarity with tens of thousands of people affected by what has been described as the biggest environmental disaster that has hit the Ecuadorian Amazon, more than 240 organisations, networks, movements, and unions – representing some 285 million people internationally – are asking the government of Ecuador to appeal the arbitration award issued by the Dutch justice system in favour ...

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Ecuador benefits as GCF makes flagship REDD+ transfer

Tarsicio Granizo

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has commenced the transfer of its first REDD+ disbursement to help Ecuador reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and protect its forests. The current transfer of $7.9 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a GCF Accredited Entity, marks a key milestone for the Fund. It is the first time GCF is distributing climate finance ...

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22 years after, Chevron pollution victims still await justice in Ecuador


Hundreds of families are caught in a 22-year-long legal battle with Chevron over Ecuador pollution, with no end in sight, writes Priyanka Gupta, who reported from Ecuador on a fellowship from the International Reporting Project (IRP) It is exactly 22 years since the first class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of the residents of the Ecuadorian Amazon region, known as the ‘Oriente,’ ...

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Oilwatch to Ecuadorian president: Keep oil firms out of Yasuni-ITT

President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has been urged by Oilwatch International not to permit the extraction of crude oil from Yasuni-ITT in order to protect the region from environmental damage. In a recent correspondent to Correa, the environment watchdog group told the president to stand firm and continue to show leadership in the area of sound environmental ...

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