Monthly Archives: January 2019

To keep the planet flourishing, 30% of Earth needs protection by 2030

By | 31 January, 2019

The move would safeguard biodiversity, slow extinctions, and help maintain a steady climate, a leading group of conservationists say. This week a United Nations working group responded to a joint statement posted online in December by some of the world’s largest conservation organizations calling for 30 percent of the planet to be managed for nature… Read More »

Brazil: UN experts call for probe into deadly dam collapse

By | 30 January, 2019

GENEVA (30 January 2019) – UN human rights experts* have called for a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the collapse of a tailing dam in Minas Gerais, Brazil, on 25 January 2019, the second such incident involving the same company in the past three years. Dozens were killed and hundreds left missing by the… Read More »

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Jair Bolsonaro’s stance on indigenous people is ‘discriminatory and racist’

By | 5 January, 2019

Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has wasted little time in targeting the country’s indigenous people. UN rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz told DW that a move to expand farming will put indigenous rights at risk. DW: Jair Bolsonaro has issued an executive order making the Agriculture Ministry responsible for deciding what to do with lands claimed by… Read More »