Environment

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Online article
15.6.2018

Africa land deals lead to water giveaway

Africa is heading for 'hydrological suicide' as land deals hand water resources to foreign companies, threatening environmental disaster

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3.5.2018

Comment recycler le plastique ?

Ce que vous voyez là, c’est une partie de ce que l’on appelle le septième continent Bon, ce n’est pas un vrai continent. Il s’agit en fait de déchets plastiques qui se sont accumulés dans les océans, jusqu’à couvrir d’immenses étendues… Aujourd’hui...

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Online article
15.6.2018

Africa land deals lead to water giveaway

Africa is heading for 'hydrological suicide' as land deals hand water resources to foreign companies, threatening environmental disaster
Online article
15.6.2018

'Ocean-grabbing' as serious a threat as ‘land-grabbing’ – UN food expert - Olivier De Schutter | United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Online article
15.6.2018

Introduction: Global Water Grab in the Andes

Multimedia

Web documentary
26.4.2018

Pirate Fishing

Video
22.3.2018

Jack Black and Lil Bub Help Save the World...Again! #EarthToMarrakech

Help Jack Black and Lil Bub send an urgent message to world leaders that the time to put their climate commitments into action is now! Join Our Global Coalition to Help Save the World: http://EarthTo.org | #EarthToMarrakech
Web documentary
22.3.2018

Climate Get the Big Picture

This guide seeks to provide a starting point for newcomers to help them see the ‘big picture’ of the United Nations (UN) climate change regime, which is at the forefront of international action to combat climate change with its three major legal...

Library

Electronic document
15.6.2018

The global ocean grab : a primer / Jennifer Franco... [et al.]

This primer unveils a new wave of ocean grabbing, answering the most important questions about the mechanisms that facilitate it and the impacts on people and the environment. [Website]
Electronic document
15.6.2018

The global water grab : a primer / Jennifer Franco... [et al.]

Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control of valuable water resources for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems. [Website]
Article
4.6.2018

Berge : warum sie von zentraler Bedeutung für die Zukunft der Erde sind / Zélie Schaller... [et al.]

Rund zwölf Prozent der Weltbevölkerung bewohnen die Berggebiete – und ihr Leben ist alles andere als einfach. Diese Menschen gehören oft zu den verletzlichsten. Bedroht werden sie durch den Rückgang der Gletscher, Abholzung, Klimawandel und Naturkatastrophen. Viele wollen dennoch in den Bergen...

Politics and general pages

Press release
23.4.2018

Climate stress test for the Swiss financial centre

The Swiss National Bank’s investments contribute to a catastrophic temperature rise of 4-6 degrees. On the occasion of the General Assembly on 27 April, the Climate Alliance calls for a climate stress test and publishes concrete recommendations.
Press release
20.4.2018

Legal Affairs Committee wants counter-proposal

In the frame of the revision of the Swiss Corporation Law, the Legal Affairs Committee of the National Council proposes legal measures against human rights violations by corporations based in Switzerland.
Article as analysis
5.4.2018

Switzerland's swindle: now officially confirmed

«More than 60 per cent of the greenhouse gas footprint originates abroad». This is the title of the February 2018 edition of Federal Statistical Office's News. Thus, official Switzerland at last acknowledges its climate responsibility in the world.

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