Masterclass sustainable development: Resource scarcity

Sat, 07/02/2015 - 09:30 - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 13:30

7 to 8 February, Vredeshuis, Ghent

Early February it’s time for Catapa to organise a Masterclass weekend Sustainable Development with Act4Change!

Pronouncement of the People's Summit (Cumbre de los Pueblos Cajamarca). Celendín, October 25th 2014

On October 25th 2014, urban, rural, peasant and indigenous community members, leaders, activists and authorities from different parts of Peru gathered in Celendín, Cajamarca region, and agreed upon a powerful pronouncement with important claims and announcements the Peruvian state and the international community, and particularly to the COP20 Climate Summit and the alternative People's Summit in Lima.



End toxic mines in Europe! Press Release on the Bang! Ban Cyanide campaign

BANG! Ban Cyanide Campagne

"End toxic mines in Europe!

Alternative report on the controversial gold mining project La Colosa in Colombia

Demonstration in  Ibagué - Tolima. June 2013. The sign reads: "Yes to Life, No t

London-based human rights organisation Colombia Solidarity Campaign has published an Alternative Report about La Colosa, the AngloGold Ashanti gold mining project in Colombia’s municipality of Cajamarca (Tolima), entitled La Colosa: A Death Foretold.

The report unveils, for the first time, findings which clearly show that if the production phase of the La Colosa gold mine goes ahead, its implications to local communities would be much graver than previously anticipated. Community leaders and human rights defenders are already paying the highest price - their lives - for their opposition to the large-scale corporate mining project.

This report is a result of extensive research that included more than 100 interviews on the ground, legal document analysis, and technical assessment by Dr. Mark Muller, a highly respected international expert on mining.

Sign the petition and say “NO” to unfairly extracted gold at the Olympics!

Do you think the Olympic Medals should not be a source of environmental and social injustice? Sign our petition!

The 2012 Olympics were to be the most sustaibable Games ever. In spite of this, Rio Tinto supplied all the medals. Rio Tinto is a mining company with a terrible reputation worldwide, and over 8000 complaints pending: violence, rape, forced evictions…

Stranger than Fiction: the Conga Mining Project

Whether you approach it socially or technically, to lawyer Mirtha Vásquez and engineer Reinaldo Rodríguez it is beyond dispute that the Conga mining plan in its present form is absolutely irresponsible and must not be carried out. Putting gold before water, the implementation of the project will have a huge and irreversible social and ecological impact. These two Peruvian guest speakers came to Belgium for a 2-week tour of lectures, informative evenings, lobby meetings and workshops.

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