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    Fuelling the debate

    01 February 2008
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  2. National dialogue on Land Tenure and Land Use rights held

    25 November 2012
    In the media

    The Union minister U Tin Naing Thein called for suggestions on urbanization projects, housing plans for the increased population and plans for homeless persons. He stressed the need to put emphasis on ensuring better socioeconomic status of rural people who make up 70 per cent of the total population and laying down farmland and land use policies.

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    Expo 2015, micro-proprietà contro land grabbing per i diritti del Sud del Mondo

    Lorenzo Bagnoli
    06 September 2014
    In the media

    La (micro) proprietà contro il land grabbing, il furto di terra a danno delle comunità di contadini. L’Unione internazionale dei notai (Uinl), una lobby che associa notai di 86 Paesi, propone di sperimentare il titolo di proprietà semplificata nei Paesi a rischio espropriazione delle terre. E cerca in Expo un palcoscenico dove diffondere questa buona pratica.

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    “Landgrabbing” in Europa

    05 October 2013
    In the media

    Europas Jugend wehrt sich gegen die oft fragwürdige Aneignung von Land durch Großkonzerne. Nicht nur in Lateinamerika, Asien oder Afrika kontrollieren Großinvestoren immer mehr Land: Laut einer Studie des Amsterdamer “Transnational Institute” ist Landgrabbing heute auch ein europäisches Problem.

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    Opponents of Fracking Seek to Thwart Shale Gas Finance

    Emilio Godoy*
    18 August 2013
    In the media

    Non-governmental organisations are putting pressure on multilateral financial institutions not to finance production of shale gas by hydraulic fracturing or fracking because of the high environmental costs they say are associated with this method.

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    Corporations, investors 'grabbing' land and water overseas

    12 February 2013
    In the media

    There is little international policing of land deals resulting in local farmers being forced off lands and deeper into poverty.

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    La Via Campesina Reclaims Right to Food for People, not Profit

    06 June 2015
    In the media

    TeleSUR - “We don’t speak of land ownership, but land access, crucial to ensure the right to food,” said activist Alejandra Serrato Delgado.

  8. World at Risk without Climate Justice

    Vandana Shiva
    14 February 2012
    In the media

    Praful Bidwai’s book The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging Our Future is unique for combining rigorous details of the climate crisis and international negotiations with robust arguments for climate justice and ecological democracy.

  9. ‘Nature is not for sale’

    Robin van Wechem
    15 June 2012
    In the media

    He wrote one of the most progressive laws for nature conservation. He organized the first international climate conference for common people. And now he wipes the floor with the UN proposal for a ‘green economy’. The Bolivian Pablo Solón thinks we should treat nature with more respect.

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    'Carbon Hunters' doc explores people behind little-understood carbon trading business

    23 November 2009
    In the media

    A new documentary "Carbon Hunters" deals with carbon trading

  11. Hoe gestolen landbouwgrond in handen van Rabobank terechtkwam

    06 November 2015
    In the media

    De Correspondent -  Ruim een jaar geleden stuitte ik op een mysterie: Roemeense boeren ontdekten dat hun land, zonder medeweten, was verkocht. Met collega Sorin Semeniuc volgde ik een jaar lang het financiële spoor en kwam ik uit bij Rabobank. De Nederlandse bank heeft middels een fonds vele miljoenen in Roemeense landbouwgrond geïnvesteerd. Hoe zijn ze aan die grond gekomen?

  12. Blue carbon schemes: conserving coastal areas or commodifying nature?

    22 February 2016
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    The Guardian - The UNFCCC’s ideas to protect and develop coastal ecosystems have been dubbed ‘a false solution’ by civil society organisations, but praised by others

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    From local to global: prioritizing food security

    18 April 2013
    In the media

    Stakeholders involved in PPPs should be more aware of the local livelihoods, cultural and environmental circumstances, in which small-scale farmers produce food (e.g. read the articles of Sylvia Kay (Transnational Institute) [...].

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    Climate fraud, carbon profits

    Uri Gordon
    18 January 2008
    In the media
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    Climate change expert seeks expansion of carbon trading

    James Kanter, Alan Cowell
    25 January 2007
    In the media
  16. Report condemns EU push for biomass-fuelled 'green economy' at Rio+20

    Daniel Hunter
    19 June 2012
    In the media

    EU plans to promote the replacement of fossil fuels with biomass could lead to hunger and environmental devastation, according to a report released by the World Development Movement and the Transnational Institute.

  17. Civil society wants social protection for Southeast Asians

    Veronica Uy
    18 October 2012
    In the media

    Civil society participants to the AEPF are demanding that their governments provide a “rights-based, universal, state-underwritten, legislated, and comprehensive” social protection system. 

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    Chiquita’s illegale activiteiten gaan door via Banacol

    Anna Ensing
    19 December 2012
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    Banacol maakt zich schuldig aan illegale landinvasies en ondersteuning van paramilitaire groepen in Colombia. Via een constructie verkoopt het aan Chiquita Brands, die op zo handel in Colombiaans fruit voortzet ondanks opgelegde sancties vanwege steun aan paramilitairen.

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    Three quarters of new land concessions unused: ministry

    15 December 2013
    In the media

    New data shows that less than one-quarter of the area of large-scale land concessions awarded to businesses since 2010-11 is being used for agriculture. This raises “serious questions” about the government’s land use policies.

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    L'agriculture biologique : peut-elle nourrir le monde ?

    23 August 2013
    In the media

    L'écologiste, dans son numéro estival, propose un dossier sur l'agriculture biologique et montre qu'il est possible de manger bio, avec une agriculture qui fasse vivre les paysans.

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