On April 28, the European Parliament voted a new law that caps the use of crops to produce fuel. European MPs have recognized that agrofuels may compete with food production, contribute to climate change and force land-use changes.
“This meeting is basically to bring together different types of people to talk about an issue which has serious concerns for all of us. In Mozambique we will be facing, (are) already facing the impacts of climate change on the most poorest and on the most vulnerable people of this country”, said to Real World Radio the Climate Justice and Energy Program’s coordinator of Friends of the Earth International, Dipti Bhatnagar, before the end of the climate justice conference held in the Kaya Kwanga Complex in Maputo, Mozambique, during April 21-23.
The 6th edition of the Native Seed and Family Farming Festival of Uruguay, which took place last weekend in Guichon, Paysandu department, was mainly a homage to the genetic and cultural accumulation of varieties that are key to feed the people of the world.
As a mega-diverse country in environmental terms, Brazil has huge areas covered by forests, which has turned it into a financial capital target. Biodiversity abundance and richness is causing capital to advance over different territories of the country, through processes of financialization of nature that aim to "give way to new titles within the financial market based on intangible assets", said Lucia Ortiz, Friends of the Earth International´s Economic Justice - Resisting Neoliberalism program coordinator.
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Maputo, April 23, 2015 - The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights says that: “Human beings are inviolable. Every human being shall be entitled to respect for his life and the integrity of his person. No one may be arbitrarily deprived of this right.” This is being violated in South Africa through the xenophobic attacks on Africans.
Thursday was the last days of activities in the framework of the conference “Seeding Climate Justice – Maputo Meeting on Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis”, taking place in Maputo, Mozambique.
Academic Katherine Reilly, assistant professor at the Communications School of Simon Fraser University, Canada, and Master´s Degree Student Belén Febres Cordero of the same university, have just published their paper "Real World Radio (2003-2013): the role of communication in resistance in the changing geopolitical framework of Latin America" (below, in Spanish).
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