In this Spanish-language video, Hector Herrera explains why a group of organizations (Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), Center for International Environmental Law and Mining Watch Canada) filed a complaint with the World Bank Group’s IFC to reconsider investments in Greytsar Company (now Eco Oro Minerals) to exploit gold in the Santurbán Paramos without environmental [...]
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The Swift Foundation supports local stewards and their allies who are dedicated to protecting biological and cultural diversity, building resilience amidst climate change and restoring the health and dignity of communities globally.
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Check out this new video from the Small Planet Institute‘s Real Food Media Project. Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? In just over a month since the video was launched, the 6 1/2-minute mythbusting movie has been watched more than 68,000 times and translated into more than 10 languages (including Chinese, [...]
The sole public consultation to discuss the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for US Capital Energy’s proposal to drill in the Sarstoon-Temash National Park did not allow for a full and proper venting of community concerns, nor did it facilitate responses to critical questions impacting the indigenous communities. The meeting began at 5pm on Thursday October [...]
Read the press release from the Oakland Institute on the connection between aviation biofuel and food security. “A new report from the Oakland Institute, Eco-Skies: The Global Rush for Aviation Biofuel, cautions against the ambitious goals of the aviation industry to reduce emissions by 2050. The report finds that the pursuit of this goal will [...]
In a recent press release, GRAIN reports: “The G8 countries are implementing a New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in six African countries that will facilitate the transfer of control over African agriculture from peasants to foreign agribusiness. “Cooperation Frameworks agreed with Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania commit each government [...]
Shareholder resolutions were filed with more than 50 companies by more than 65 institutional and individual investors for 2013. Swift Foundation counts as one of eighteen foundations on record with Walden Asset Management that is pressing companies to disclose their lobbing publicly. Read the full press release here.