Commissioner for Human Rights calls on the State Duma to refrain from adopting legislation which violates the rights of NGOs and civil society activists

“I have been following closely recent discussions concerning a number of new bills related to NGOs and, in particular, I note that Russian civil society has expressed criticism of these bills. Based on all the information received, I call on the State Duma of…

Rivers for Recovery: Protecting Rivers and Rights Essential for a Just and Green Recovery

On the 20th Anniversary of the landmark World Commission on Dams Report, a new report from International Rivers and Rivers without Boundaries charts an alternative course for post-pandemic energy development than the revitalization of a failing hydropower industry. As Rivers for Recoverydetails, despite the rhetoric of the hydropower industry, the…

Conservation International’s star-studded advertising campaign remembers to save the rainforests, but forgets Indigenous Peoples

Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford, Ian Somerhalder. These are the big names that Conservation International has recruited for its new advertising campaign. It’s called Nature is Speaking, and the celebrities play the role of nature: Harrison Ford is…

Denmark set to end all new oil and gas exploration

Denmark will end all new oil and gas exploration in the North Sea, as part of a wider plan to stop extracting fossil fuels by 2050. Its government also agreed to cancel its latest licensing round on Thursday, which gives firms permission to search…

Indigenizing Philanthropy: Shifting Grantmaking Practices from Extractive to Reciprocal

By Galina Angarova and Daisee Francour  The Indigenizing Philanthropy Series is a five-part article series accompanied with a webinar and toolkit to provide a framework in how to transform and Indigenize philanthropy. Co-authored by Cultural Survival staff Galina Angarova (Buryat) and Daisee Francour (Oneida), both authors…

On patrol along its Arctic coast, Norway’s relation with Russia is challenged between deterrence and reassurance

VARANGER FJORD – Top speed is classified but make no mistake, the KNM Gnist is the fastest and most maneuverable warship that ever has patrolled these border waters up north. For Norway, however, navigating its security policy as times get rough is becoming more…

Starting with Hiring: How to Welcome Native Leaders to the Philanthropic Sector

Frontline Solutions, in partnership with Melvin Consulting and First Nations Development Institute, is launching a new report entitled Searching for Inclusion in Philanthropy, some key findings of which are described in the article below.  Study after study confirms that philanthropy remains predominantly white. The Council…

XV WORLD FORESTRY CONGRESS (WFC 2021)

Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests. 24–28 May 2021, Seoul, Republic of Korea WFC 2021 The XV World Forestry Congress will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea from 24 to 28 May 2021 and held at the…

Scientists warn of the social and environmental risks tied to the energy transition

To meet the most ambitious 1.5º C climate goal requires a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels and mass use of renewables. However, new international research by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) warns that green energy…

Eagles Attack And Destroy Nine Mining Giant’s Drones

Wedge-tailed eagles do battle with mining giant’s drones, knocking nine out of sky. Eagles and drones have been battling for the skies above Western Australia. Currently it’s the birds of prey that are winning after taking out nine of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)….