One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Summit in June 2012 was the adoption of the Latin America and the Caribbean Principle 10 Declaration by 10 countries, marking the first time that developing countries came together to formally consider the creation of a regional legally binding instrument to implement Principle 10.
In 1981, Asberga purchased a small plot of land in Cockpit Country, Trelawny, Jamaica where she has lived since then. This was the only land she owned. She grew crops to sustain herself and sell in the market. In 2006, she applied to the local parish council for permission to subdivide her land. The parish council refused permission on the basis that her land was located on or in proximity to bauxite reserves. Asberga did not know what to do.
THIS DECLARATION EMERGED FROM A WORKSHOP HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA IN NORWICH, ENGLAND ON JUNE 20-22, 2013, ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE.
WE, AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF ACTIVISTS, ACADEMICS AND RESEARCHERS, OBSERVE THAT ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICES ARE PROLIFERATING ACROSS THE GLOBE.
CASES OF ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE ARE HOWEVER FREQUENTLY BEING ADDRESSED BY GOVERNMENTS, MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND MULTILATERAL INSTITUTIONS AS PROBLEMS THAT CAN BE RESOLVED THROUGH TECHNICAL OR MONETARY MEANS.
By Catherine Easton, Natalya Lozovaya, Peter Veit
(Original article posted on WRI Insights on June 13, 2013: http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/06/ending-resource-curse-c...)
Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, took a significant step toward promoting transparency and reducing global poverty. He announced yesterday that Canada will implement mandatory reporting requirements for Canadian extractive companies operating both in-country and abroad.