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Public Statements

November 23, 2022
We are writing to share the Oakland Institute’s new report, The Great Carbon Boondoggle: Inside the Struggle to Stop Summit’s CO2 Pipeline, which sheds a light on the courageous Indigenous resistance against the Midwest Carbon Express – the largest proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS...
November 23, 2022
We are writing to urge the US government to stop subsidizing carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, which constitute a dangerous and false solution to the climate crisis.
October 13, 2022
We call for a halt to IFC’s financing of industrial agriculture as it undermines the diversified, agroecological food systems that support food sovereignty
July 14, 2022
Given the prominent financial support provided by the IMF, we urge you to take the necessary steps to stop a human rights and an environmental catastrophe in Loliondo and the NCA.
June 24, 2022
We are writing in light of the latest violence unleashed on the Maasai communities living in the Loliondo division of Ngorongoro district by the Tanzanian security forces
March 25, 2022
If UNESCO WHC willingly operates a World Heritage Site in a country that does not respect rights of Indigenous, they are complicit in any violation of rights that occur.
February 1, 2022
The data and policy assumptions in FAO’s June 2021 publication Which farms feed the world and has farmland become more concentrated? requires clarification
November 16, 2021
Before publication of the report Stealth Game, the Oakland Institute shared the major findings of its research with NRT, to provide it an opportunity to respond. What followed was a correspondence in which NRT denies our findings and deflects blame. Here we address NRT’s contention...
October 18, 2021
Over 450 Public Development Banks (PDBs) from around the world are gathering in Rome from 19 to 20 October 2021 for a second international summit, dubbed Finance in Common. During the first summit in Paris...
September 10, 2021
Honorable Michele Bachelet UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva Re: Oakland Institute’s response to the August 27, 2021 statement from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the progress made on peace and reconciliation   ...