The Paris Agreement enters into force

The Paris Agreement enters into force

The Paris Agreement enters into force today, the 4th of November 2016. The signatory countries have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and put in place strategies to combat climate change. The agreement represents a common effort to keep the global temperature rise below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels, aiming to not exceed 1.5°C. 94 countries

Eriberto Gualinga. My people the Sarayaku’s fight against oil and gas

Eriberto Gualinga. My people the Sarayaku’s fight against oil and gas

It has been four years since the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found Ecuador guilty of granting the ancestral land of the Sarayaku in concession to an oil and gas company. The community of about 1,200 indigenous Kichwa people is situated along the Bobonaza River, in the southern part of the Ecuadorian Amazon. In 2012, the Court reaffirmed the right of