El objetivo del proyecto Manos Fuera de la Tierra (Hands off the Land) es sensibilizar al público europeo (incluidos políticos, responsables de toma de decisiones, estudiantes y profesionales) sobre el fenómeno del acaparamiento mundial de tierras.
Carbon trading, or the trading of permits to pollute, is a market-based approach for reducing carbon emissions which is deeply flawed, ineffective and unjust. Seeking to turn carbon in the atmosphere into a privatised commodity has created markets susceptible to corporate pressure, distracted from the systemic changes needed to convert our economies, and inflicted injustices on marginalised communities in North that become trapped in pollution hotspots and peasant communities in the South who have been dispossessed of land and livelihoods in the name of climate action.
TNI hosted the International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Bases in the early 2000s until funding ran out. However movements against foreign bases around the world continue to actively resist the occupation of their lands. This collection archives some relevant research and materials.
Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are intended to regulate the commercial investment relationships between two countries. These are supposed to facilitate trade and investment by providing security for investments. However, it is common practice for BITS to establish ISDS mechanisms that allow for transnational companies to sue the states in which they operate based on a very broad interpretation of damage to investments. This has led to a surge in litigations against states and prompted a growing number of governments to seek to cancel or amend existing BITs.
Alternative Development programmes, aimed at encouraging peasants to switch from growing illicit drugs-related crops, play an important role in UN drug control strategies. The record of success, however, is a questionable one. Decades of efforts to reduce global drug supply, using a combination of developmental and repressive means, managed to shift production from one country to another, but have failed in terms of global impact. TNI argues for de-linking alternative development from the threat of forced eradication and law enforcement and guaranteeing peasants the support required for a sustainable alternative future.
El proyecto Reforma de las leyes de drogas organiza una serie de seminarios de expertos, informes especializados y diálogos informales sobre políticas de drogas. Las actividades sirven para enriquecer los debates normativos entre países y regiones, animando a los y las participantes a compartir experiencias y a aprender de otros funcionarios gubernamentales, representantes de organismos internacionales, expertos de organizaciones no gubernamentales y profesionales del campo. Los seminarios se celebran siguiendo las normas de Chatham House para garantizar la confidencialidad y facilitar que los y las participantes intercambien ideas con total libertad.
Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followed the drug control policies and programmes of Washington’s so-called war on drugs. Growing frustration with the failure of the prohibitionist drug control model put forward by the US government has led to a review of policies and a questioning of the underlining premises of the international drug control paradigm. The call for debate on alternative approaches has had repercussions internationally.