The right to say 'no'

We support communities’ right to say ‘no’ to mining and the system that makes mining necessary. In the Andes region and here!

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Carolina and the Right to Say No

Carolina is an environmental defender from Falan, Colombia. She fights for the right to say no to extractivism and yes to a strong and resilient community. Along with Don Wilder she will tour Belgium this
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Report Encuentro del Derecho a Decir No

Picture of the road blockade that lasted over two years against a mine in the Chocó Andino. Photo by Danila, Red de Jóvenes del Chocó Andino Between the 15 – 23rd November environmental defenders, organizations
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Movement Weekend throwback: the Encuentro comes to Belgium!

November 2023 was a month filled with important events for CATAPA and its volunteers - from Klimaduro events, photo expos, Repair Cafes and info stands all over Flanders, our Stop #ExpresDefect campaign flourished within the
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Update: Stop #ExpresDefect campaign takes over Flanders!

The Stop #ExpresDefect-campaign had a very busy Fall. Policy wins from the local to the European level, a heap of fun events, and more interesting stuff coming up. Dive right into it! Good “repair” news
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Have you heard about
PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE?

Products such as smartphones, laptops, printers..., have become an integral part of our daily lives.
However, the producers of these devices want to sell as many of them as possible.
Therefore, they often deliberately design products that break down faster and cannot be repaired or recycled. Both the consumer and the planet suffer as a result. The raw materials needed for this insatiable ICT hunger are extracted by the mining industry. Mining is extremely polluting with big consequences for the people and the environment. That is why we demand that our politicians urgently put a stop to the malpractices of planned obsolescence. Are you with us?

What do you know about mining?

There is an unlimited appetite for resources on a biophysically limited earth. The resource issues will be high on the international agenda in the next decades and plays, just like the energy shortage, a key role in the climate story. Play this video to know more.

Be part of the global challenge supporting our work

Catapa is currently working in Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. Find out more about the cases!

Bolivia

Oruro

Colombia

La Colosa, Cajamarca

Perú

Comités de Vigilancia, Cajamarca

Programa Sui Sui, Iquitos

Ecuador

Project Mirador