The student group Divest Harvard hosted a day of events calling attention to Harvard’s ownership of Brazilian land and reigniting its calls for the school to sell those holdings in the name of environmentalism.
The Dutch newspaper Trouw identified at least seven projects that FMO funded in which the companies involved were connected to murder, intimidation, environmental damage, arbitrary arrests and land grabbing.
Navis, which is backed by the US government’s development finance institution Overseas Private Investment Corporation, will also look to acquire 10,000 acres for a durian plantation, starting in Pahang state.
The Vermont Pension Investment Committee has invested $100 million in the Nuveen Global Farmland Fund, which aims to make farmland acquisitions averaging $20m across the US, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Romania and Chile.
Le RIAO-RDC appel au respect de l'évolution de la médiation et sollicite l'implication des tous pour contraindre la PHC/Feronia à mettre fin à ses actions provocatrices et violences contre les propriétaires terriers qui revendiquent leurs droits
As the Amazon rainforest continues to burn, members of Divest Harvard — a student group demanding the University divest from fossil fuels — are renewing their calls on Harvard to withdraw its holdings in farmland across the globe, including in Brazil.
Blackstone, owned by a top US Republican party donor, has launched two funds dedicated to buying farmland in Brazil that work with Brazilian companies to get around laws restricting direct foreign ownership.
CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, has appointed an independent team to investigate the death of Mr Joël Imbangola Lunea, that took place on 21 July 2019 in Bempumba, Democratic Republic of the Congo.