Public Statements

We, the undersigned 300 civil society organizations and networks, represent hundreds of thousands of people around the world. We stand in solidarity with Global South communities and governments fighting for just climate policy and real solutions.
June 17, 2019
Nous vous écrivons pour vous demander de mettre fin à la promotion des parcs agroindustriels par la Banque africaine de développement en RDC. Les parcs, basés sur un modèle mal conçu, auront des conséquences dévastatrices sur les communautés locales et ne produiront pas de résultats en termes de...
June 5, 2019
Nous vous écrivons pour vous demander de mettre fin à la promotion des parcs agroindustriels par la Banque Mondiale en RDC. Les parcs, basés sur un modèle mal conçu, auront des conséquences dévastatrices sur les communautés locales et ne produiront pas de résultats en termes de développement.
June 5, 2019
The AfDB is a key driver and financier of DRC’s plan to establish 22 agro-industrial parks over 1.5 million hectares. Through its provision of US$ 1 million for feasibility studies, the AfDB is explicitly encouraging DRC to prioritize industrial plantations over family farmers, even though it...
June 5, 2019
We are writing to call on you to end the promotion of agro-industrial parks in DRC by the World Bank. The parks, based on an ill-conceived model, will have devastating consequences on local communities and fail to deliver development outcomes.
June 5, 2019
"Cross-boundary human impacts compromise the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem," a recent study penned by more than a dozen authors and published in the academic journal Science, warns of the detrimental impact of increased human activity and livestock populations along the borders of the Serengeti-...
April 18, 2019
Appeal to India, to its Supreme Court, States, Party Leaders, to the NHRC, NCST and to the UN organs to protect millions forest dwellers’ Human Rights and biocultural diversity from forced evictions
April 15, 2019
Congress has the tools to transition our society away from harmful, inequitable and polluting industrial agriculture to an equitable, healthy and truly sustainable food system that restores our climate and nourishes present and future generations.
April 10, 2019
As the World Bank's 20th Annual Land and Poverty Conference gets underway, we urge you to immediately put an end to the Bank's attack on land rights orchestrated though the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project.
March 21, 2019
One month after violent incidents in the SOCFIN plantations in Sierra Leone leading to brutal repression by security forces, the death of two people and 15 people arrested, Sierra Leonean and international civil society organisations urge the government of Sierra Leone and the company to...
February 21, 2019

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