• Aarhus anniversary: 20 years of environmental democracy

    20.6.2018 - GENEVA
    Aarhus anniversary: 20 years of environmental democracy Twenty years after its adoption, the Aarhus Convention remains a unique mechanism enforcing people’s right to healthy environment. The UNECE’s international agreement, signed in 1998 in the Danish city of Aarhus, gives the citizens of Europe and the former Soviet Union the right to information, participation in decision-making and the…
  • United Nations condemns environment related violence

    12.6.2018 - NAIROBI / BELÉM
    United Nations condemns environment related violence A persecution of activists protecting the environment and local communities has raised the attention of the United Nations Environment Programme. The leading global authority on nature-related issues notes “with deep concern the escalation of violence against land rights activists”. The statement was released after a series of murders of Brazilian…
  • Save the Sana River springs before it’s too late, people plead

    5.6.2018 - DONJA PECKA (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)
    Save the Sana River springs before it’s too late, people plead People from around the Sana disapprove the lack of protection for their wild river jewel. Instead of being proclaimed a monument of nature, hydropower plants will kill it - the locals and environmentalists worry. Assembling on the Sana riverbank this Sunday for the eighth annual protest, they demand swift proper…
  • For healthier living in Thailand. Victims of industrial pollution defend their rights

    5.6.2018 - BANGKOK
    For healthier living in Thailand. Victims of industrial pollution defend their rights The "Citizen Science Project" successfully enhanced the public participation for environmental and health protection in Thailand. Gold mining, contaminated water or inadequate worker rights shall no longer be serious issues in the sites targeted by the program. Local communities have achieved significant changes also thanks to the help of non-governmental…
  • Death of fish in the Balkans? The dams will threaten 113 endangered species

    9.5.2018 - GRAZ / BANJA LUKA
    Death of fish in the Balkans? The dams will threaten 113 endangered species Massive reduction of the rivers’ population, even global extinctions may occur in southeastern Europe. The recent hydropower plant boom on previously wild rivers is to blame. In the Balkans, there live species of fish and mollusks that can’t be found elsewhere in Europe. Yet, one in ten fish species might…
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