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Francesco: la Madre Terra è oggi un’esclusa. La chiesa verso COP 21

“Rivolgo a tutti un pressante invito a compiere ogni sforzo perché ai tavoli in cui si cerca il modo per risolvere l’unica e complessa crisi socio-ambientale possano far udire la propria voce i più poveri, tra i Paesi e tra gli esseri umani: è anche questo un dovere di giustizia …

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Cosa pensa il mondo del cambiamento climatico.

[…]“Quello che abbiamo scoperto è che circa il 40% della popolazione mondiale adulta non ha mai sentito parlare di cambiamento climatico. E la percentuale sale fino a più del 65% in nazioni in via di sviluppo come l’Egitto, il Bangladesh, l’India […] Leggi tutto l’articolo (En)  

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Climate change and inequalities: How will this impact women?

Of all the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels to landslides and flooding, one does not get the attention it deserves: exacerbation of inequalities, particularly for women. In poor countries, women’s lives are often directly dependent on the natural environment. Women bear the main responsibility for supplying water …

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The palm oil company at the centre of a bitter land rights struggle in Cameroon

Local residents complain expansion plans by Socapalm, Cameroon’s biggest palm oil company, will take over land that belongs to them […]We are not far from Mbonjo II, one of the villages inside the Dibombari region, in west Cameroon that is also a concession area of the private oil palm company …

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CLIMATE CHANGE: NEW STREAMLINED TEXT TO MOVE NEGOTIATIONS FORWARD

Today, the Co-Chairs of the ADP—the ad-hoc all-nation working group that is responsible for writing the Paris climate agreement—released their new draft of a potential streamlining approach for the standing legal text, agreed in Geneva, in February. The Co-Chairs note, in a preface, to this new draft, that “inclusion of …

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TTIP and UN Treaty: EU must stand up for human rights

Human rights violations by companies happen on a daily basis and all too often go unpunished. Last week, discussions took place at the UN in Geneva to introduce international regulation holding businesses accountable for the damage they cause, and provide affected communities with access to justice. While the EU chose …

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How English farmers are working hard to protect pollinators

The NFU is showcasing the hard work farmers are doing to protect the environment by providing food and habitat on farmland to support wildlife. Through the Back British Farming campaign, the NFU is reaching out to the public to show the important role farmers play as environmental stewards while also …

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People’s Expo in Milan puts focus on farmers’ rights not corporate concerns

A restored warehouse in Italy’s financial capital might seem an unlikely place for a recent meeting of more than 180 grassroots activists, gathering in Milan to challenge the way the international food market is managed. [Read more The Guardian]

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Food sovereignty and agroecology. People’s Expo recipe to mend broken food systems

People’s Expo ended today, the first international forum of civil society and peasant’s movements that began on the 3rd of June at La Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan. “An event – says Giosué De Salvo, the organizing Committee spokesman – that wanted to fill the gaps of the official Expo 2015, inviting to …

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