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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by: Danila Andagoya and Gregory Jiménez from Red de jóvenes del Chocó Andino (RJCA) The victory in the consulta popular vote on the ban of metallic mining in the Chocó Andino during the elections held
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CATAPA vzw is looking for a Communications Officer (m/f/x) 70% + optional 10% Office Support - indefinite contract CATAPA In its pursuit of a just society in which people and nature live together in balance,
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The impact of the Escazú Agreement on the Right to Say No in Latin America

This article will briefly introduce and explain how the Escazu agreement may positively impact the Right to Say No. To better understand it, we will start by explaining where it comes from, its unique characteristics,
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Mining project Colpayoc: Gold or water? The last access to clean drinking water in Cajamarca

Friday 7th May, in the central Plaza de Armas, Cajamarca, communities and social organizations, including the Frente de Defensa Ambiental de Colpayoc, convened a press conference denouncing and rejecting the gold mining project Colpayoc, owned
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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.

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