Tag: Development

Letter from Canadian MPs and Official Opposition Critics re. New Honduran Mining Law

A letter was written February 6, 2012 to Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird. It was signed by five Members of Parliament (MPs), all members of the Official Opposition with the New Democratic Party (NDP) and Official Opposition Critics for the portfolios of Foreign Affairs, Finance, International Cooperation, Human Rights, and International Trade. As a result of information they have received from Canadian and Honduran NGOs, they express their concern regarding the new mining law currently before the Honduran Congress:

Nicaraguan Peasant farmers defend seeds

Hundreds of peasant farmers, many of them members of the National Union of Farmers and Ranchers (UNAG), travelled to Managua last week to present to the government a petition laying out the necessity of rescuing, conserving, and planting local seeds of Nicaragua’s food crops as a way to achieve food sovereignty and food security and prevent the introduction of genetically modified seeds. The petitions were given on Sept.

Hemispheric Social Alliance Statement on Climate Change

We demand effective commitments for fighting climate change

Between the 7th and 18th of December, 2009 during the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP15) in Copenhagen, world governments will attempt to make commitments for reducing carbon emissions and lay out policies for mitigating climate change. In the face of the urgency and the growing recognition of the dangerous consequences of this phenomenon, the whole world is awaiting the decisions that will be made.