Advocacy

Whose land is it anyway?

CFLEDD (Coalition of Women Leaders for the Environment and Sustainable Development) is a growing movement of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) advocating for women’s land rights and sustainable development. We spoke to Néné Mainzana, the President of CFLEDD, who explained why now is a critical moment to advance land rights [...]

By |2020-04-28T08:34:59+00:00August 28th, 2019|Advocacy, Biodiversity, Collaboration, Community, Congo Basin, Forests|Comments Off on Whose land is it anyway?

Human rights advocate killed in DRC palm oil conflict

Synchronicity Earth is deeply saddened to report the death of Joël Imbangola Lunea, a human rights advocate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The following contains extracts from the press release published by Synchronicity Earth’s partner Genetic Resources Action International (GRAIN) and human rights organisation RIAO-RDC. The full article can be read here.A member [...]

By |2019-07-23T09:29:08+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Advocacy, Community, Congo Basin, Human Rights|Comments Off on Human rights advocate killed in DRC palm oil conflict

Agroecology for people and planet

An Interview with Daniel Moss, Executive Director of the Agroecology Fund (AEF). The Agroecology Fund  began life as a collaboration between four funders, three from the US and one from Europe, who all shared the same objective of supporting agroecology. Alongside the work they were already doing within their Foundations, these funders decided that they could [...]

By |2022-02-04T11:56:14+00:00February 26th, 2019|Advocacy, Agriculture, Agroecology, Alternative Livelihoods, Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community|Comments Off on Agroecology for people and planet

Turning the tide for High Seas Conservation

A once-in-a-generation opportunity to revolutionise ocean governance kicks off at the United Nations Human impact has become ubiquitous across the ocean. Plastic has been found over 10,000 metres deep in the Mariana Trench, fishing takes place in over 90 per cent of marine waters, and all of the ocean is experiencing serious changes [...]

By |2018-09-27T08:47:07+00:00September 27th, 2018|Advocacy, Biodiversity, Fisheries, Ocean, Oceans, Protected Areas|Comments Off on Turning the tide for High Seas Conservation

Cameroonian Environmental Activist arrested

Cameroonian environmental activist Nasako Besingi was arrested on Monday morning (25th September) in Mundemba, southwest Cameroon, at the headquarters of his NGO, SEFE (Struggle to Economize the Future Environment). The premises are reported to have been ransacked and Nasako arrested by a large group of police and soldiers and taken away in the back [...]

By |2018-08-31T04:31:39+00:00September 26th, 2017|Advocacy, Congo Basin, Threats|0 Comments

Building momentum for Oceans

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14 urges the global community to 'Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources’. This is a welcome step towards moving marine conservation up the agenda and linking it into the bigger picture of human and environmental development. Nevertheless, while there is still so much to [...]

By |2018-08-31T17:00:54+00:00June 13th, 2017|Advocacy, Ocean, Oceans, Programmes|0 Comments