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Environmental and Economic Justice (103 found)

Resisting the Flood

An update on open local resistance to the seven dams that China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) is building on the Irrawaddy, N’mai and Mali rivers in Burma’s northern Kachin State. The booklet describes the construction activity at the Chibwe dam site and the imminent forced relocation of 15,000 villagers for the construction of the Irrawaddy […]

October 1, 2009  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Accessible Alternatives: Ethnic Communities’ Contribution to Social Development and Environmental Conservation in Burma

The report exposes the harsh impacts that are inflicted on the environment and the livelihoods of ethnic people under the current development policies of Burma’s military regime.  Though several case studies, the Burma Environmental Working Group argues that alternative resource management systems are successful and should be employed more widely. Download the report.

September 1, 2009  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Shwe Gas Project Factsheet

A one-page document outlining the Shwe Gas Movement’s position on the Project and key facts. Download the factsheet.

September 1, 2009  •  By Shwe Gas Movement  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Corridor of Power:
 China’s Trans-Burma Oil and Gas Pipelines

This report details the route of the pipelines and analyzing the risks for the affected communities in Burma as well as corporations, governments and investors. Download the report.

September 1, 2009  •  By Shwe Gas Movement  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Total Impact: The Human Rights, Environmental, and Financial Impacts of Total and Chevron’s Yadana Gas Project in Military-Ruled Burma

The report explains that Total and Chevron’s Yadana gas project has generated US$4.83 billion dollars for Burma’s military regime, and how the regime excluded the majority of that revenue from the country’s national budget. Download the report in English. Download the summary and recommendations in Burmese or French.

September 1, 2009  •  By EarthRights International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Getting it Wrong: Flawed ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ and Misrepresentations Surrounding Total and Chevron’s Yadana Gas Pipeline in Military-Ruled Burma

Based on seven years of research, this report describes Total and Chevron’s public relations endeavors, including impact assessments commissioned by the companies since 2002. ERI presents evidence proving that Total lied to the public when it claimed that the International Labour Organization certified that the company eradicated forced labor in its project area. The report […]

September 1, 2009  •  By EarthRights International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Roots and Resilience

The report focuses on the ecologically unique area of Keng Kham in Shan State, a community of 15,000 that was forcibly relocated over ten years ago; the majority have fled to Thailand. Today the estimated 3,000 that remain are managing to maintain their livelihoods and culture despite the constant threats of the Burma Army and […]

July 1, 2009  •  By Shan Sapawa Environmental Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Robbing the Future: Russian-backed Mining Project Threatens Pa-O Communities in Shan State, Burma

This report details the development of the Burma’s second largest iron deposit by the military regime and a Russian state-owned company. The project will destroy the homes of 7,000 villagers and affect another 35,000 people. […]

June 1, 2009  •  By Pa-O Youth Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Laid Waste: Human Rights along the Kanbauk to Myaing Kalay Gas Pipeline

A 100-page report that details abuses along the entire length of an overland pipeline that traverses nearly half the length of Burma’s southern peninsula. Laid Waste also details abuses committed by Burma’s military regime as it has sought to construct, maintain and protect the Kanbauk to Myaing Kalay gas pipeline.

May 1, 2009  •  By Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Undercurrents Issue 3: Monitoring Developments on Burma’s Mekong

A periodic magazine that monitors developments along Burma’s Mekong River. This issue focuses on how the expanding influence of Chinese interests in the Golden Triangle region, from rubber plantations to wildlife trading, is bringing rapid destructive changes to local communities.  There are also articles on opium cultivation, mining operations, the mainstream Mekong dams in China, […]

April 1, 2009  •  By Lahu National Development Organization  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤