Uganda’s government is supporting the rapid growth of extractive industries, but ranged against this is the swift growth of an eco-feminist movement that regards protection of the environment as essential to the protection of human rights.
Cross River State House of Assembly has ordered Wilmar PZ and other multinationals to obey the laws of the state or face the music, following community complaints of exploitation and land grabbing by Wilmar at its plantations.
Le RCEP changera la manière dont les gouvernements décident des droits fonciers et qui a accès à la terre. Il pourrait par conséquent intensifier l’accaparement des terres en Asie. Nouvel article de GRAIN.
NGOs have filed a complaint at the OECD against the Dutch bank ING Group regarding its financing of oil palm companies involved in deforestation (Noble Group), land grabbing (Bolloré Group/Socfin) and child labor (Wilmar International).
After series of failed appeals, communities impacted by the activities of Wilmar PZ, a multinational company involved in oil palm cultivation in Nigeria have taken Wilmar to the State House of Assembly for alleged pollution and land grabbing.
Communities affected by Maryland Oil Palm Plantation in southern Liberia have called on banks to refrain from joining a $1.5 billion syndicated loan for the palm oil giant Wilmar International. They now been accused of being anti-development and opposing the newly elected Liberian government.
The decision was announced a week after Greenpeace issued a report that exposed links to Gama Plantation, a palm oil business that Greenpeace accused of destroying rainforest twice the size of Paris in Papua, Indonesia.