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$9.1m GCF facility boosts wetlands management in Peruvian communities

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has begun disbursing resources to the first project it approved in Peru’s Amazon, providing dual benefits by safeguarding the...

Paris Agreement: Peru ratifies, Nigeria prepares to sign

About three months after it signed the Paris Agreement on 22 April 2016, Peru last Monday (25 July 2016) deposited its instrument of ratification...

Death threats in Peruvian Amazon as community sues government over land rights

Leaders of the Shipibo indigenous village of Santa Clara de Uchunya, accompanied by their representative organisation FECONAU, filed a constitutional law suit challenging Peru’s...

State of emergency in Peru as illegal gold mining causes mercury contamination

Peru’s government has declared a two-month state of emergency across 11 Amazon jungle districts due to mercury contamination caused by widespread illegal gold mining activities. The South American country,...

Deforestation: Palm oil firm ordered to stop work in Peruvian Amazon

On the 25th April the complaints panel of the RSPO (Round table on Sustainable Palm Oil) issued a preliminary “Stop work order” to Plantaciones de...

Peruvian community flays state oil firm over devastating spill

On the 18th February 2016 the autonomous territorial government of the indigenous Wampis people (Wampis GTA) submitted a formal complaint to Peru’s regulatory body...

Activist’s life in danger for opposing Peru Amazon destruction

Washington Bolivar, an indigenous activist in Peru, has received another sinister death threat in the immediate wake of his efforts to challenge the destruction...

UN-REDD gets new phase, national programmes

A fresh five-year phase for the UN-REDD Programme has been endorsed by its three collaborating United Nations (UN) agencies – the UN Food and...

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Campaigners decry Standard Bank’s decision to fund EACOP

The StopEACOP Campaign says it is appalled by Standard Bank's decision to help finance the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP)...
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IITA, TAAT, Sasakawa convene stakeholders for Benin seed roadmap

Stakeholders from Benin and across Africa are organising a summit to draw a seed roadmap for the West African...

WFP increases response in Nigeria, others to address rising hunger

The World Food Programme (WFP) says it will increase its food and nutrition assistance programme in some countries in...

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Campaigners decry Standard Bank’s decision to fund EACOP

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IITA, TAAT, Sasakawa convene stakeholders for Benin seed roadmap

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