Archive | May, 2010

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More Funds, Less Red Tape, NGOs Tell GEF Assembly

Posted on 25 May 2010 by editor

Yolanda Contreras. Credit: Ana Libisch/IPS

By Daniela Estrada and Danilo Valladares

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay, May 24, 2010 (IPS) – Civil society organisations called for more funds, less bureaucracy and greater decision-making power, at the opening of the Fourth Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly Monday in this Uruguayan resort town.
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La presión política, la fórmula para defender el clima

Posted on 14 May 2010 by editor

Nelly Blynn. Credito: Franz Chavez

Franz Ch√°vez entrevista a la ambientalista KELLY BLYNN, del movimiento 350.org

LA PAZ, may (IPS) РPasar de la movilización a la presión política sobre los líderes de los países industrializados es la fórmula elegida por el movimiento ambientalista 350.org para reducir el calentamiento global, explicó su cofundadora, la estadounidense Kelly Blynn, en una entrevista con IPS.

Blynn, una especialista en medio ambiente y geografía, vino a Bolivia con la finalidad de fortalecer a la organización local de 350.org e impulsar movimientos juveniles que asuman la lucha contra el cambio climático como su prioridad. Continue Reading

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African Grandmothers Demand Support in Role as Caregivers

Posted on 14 May 2010 by editor

March at the birth of the African Grandmothers' Movement: 'We demand economic independence to support our families.' Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS TerraViva

By Mantoe Phakathi

MANZINI, Swaziland, May 13, 2010 (IPS) – “Africa cannot survive without us,” is the message from grandmothers representing all corners of the continent.

More than 3,000 grandmothers marched in the streets of Swaziland’s commercial hub, Manzini on May 8, demanding financial independence to provide nutritious food, decent housing, access to ongoing quality education for their grandchildren and a better life. Continue Reading

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Women Activists on the Forefront of Human Rights Movement

Posted on 14 May 2010 by editor

Credit: Epochtimes.com

By Gordon Ross

BEIJING, May 12, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) РThirteen years ago a local official in north-east China’s Heilongjiang province tried to extort money from a woman named Liu Jie, who operated a successful cow farm.

Liu protested at local courts, to no avail. In retaliation, the official destroyed her farm and stole her cows. She took her case to Beijing, where instead of receiving justice, she was detained and beaten. Continue Reading

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Habitantes de Apaxco contra el humo tóxico

Posted on 14 May 2010 by editor

Credit: Ecoltel blogspot

Por Emilio Godoy, enviado especial

APAXCO, M√©xico, 10 may (IPS TerraViva) – “Fuera Ecoltec” fue el grito m√°s repetido el domingo 9 por los asistentes a un acto en el central municipio mexicano de Apaxco, donde se celebr√≥ un a√Īo del bloqueo impuesto por la comunidad a las instalaciones de esa procesadora de residuos peligrosos. Continue Reading

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Indígenas presionan por amplios derechos

Posted on 14 May 2010 by editor

Por Tito Drago

MADRID, 7 may (IPS) РLos pueblos indígenas de América reclaman en la actualidad el cumplimiento de una serie de derechos que van mucho más allá de la reivindicación de su pasado y del pedido de reconocimiento de culpas por parte de los países que históricamente los ultrajaron.
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Farmers Restore Forests

Posted on 14 May 2010 by editor

Credit: Wambi Michael/IPS TerraViva

By Souma√Įla T. Diarra

BAMAKO, May 7, 2010 (IPS) – Villagers in the interior delta of the Niger River, already experiencing the harsh impacts of climate change, have a good understanding of the need to restore forests decimated by drought. Where forest cover has been rehabilitated, it is already reshaping the surrounding environment – and economy. Continue Reading

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Colombian Forest Project Reaps Credits… and Criticism

Posted on 14 May 2010 by editor

Pine plantation near Manizales, Colombia. Credit: Sandra Sguerra/Proyecto Procuenca

By Stephen Leahy

UXBRIDGE, Canada, May 6, 2010 (IPS TerraViva/Tierram√©rica) – The “Procuenca Initiative” in the Andes region of western Colombia may be the first in the world to sell certified forest carbon credits with a biodiversity protection component. But alarms are sounding about the potential negative social and environmental consequences. Continue Reading

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Parlamento de Ecuador posterga votación de ley de agua

Posted on 14 May 2010 by editor

Por Gonzalo Ortiz

QUITO, 7 may (IPS TerraViva) РA pesar de haber concluido la discusión del proyecto gubernamental de Ley de Recursos Hídricos, el presidente de la Asamblea Nacional legislativa de Ecuador, Fernando Cordero, decidió postergar sin fecha fija la votación. Continue Reading

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NPT Meet Draws Thousands of Anti-Nukes Activists

Posted on 04 May 2010 by editor

Conference on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Opens in New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

By Anna Shen

UNITED NATIONS, May 3, 2010 (IPS) – Japanese women in kimonos carrying signs urging “No More Hiroshima”, an 80-year-old grandmother, and 18 mayors from around the world were just some of the almost 15,000 people who marched in New York City Sunday to rally for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

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