1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: Let us not Take this Planet for Granted!

“Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous… Read More

Now is not the time to think of the future of the extractive industries, but the future of people and the planet!

Two months have passed since COP21 and one could ask himself how much has the world listened? On January 2016 Norway is still offering new Artic oil leases and on February 2016 Total announced it will be conducting seismic activities in Block III, while one-third of Block III is located inside Virunga National Park.  Today more than ever is not the time to… Read More

From Doctrine to Action: Time to Save Virunga and all These Other Irreplaceable Places

Since the publication of Pope Francis’ ” Laudato Si’ ” many have given their views on the Pope’s Encyclical letter on the care of the ‘common house’. Some call it the most “astonishing and perhaps the most ambitious papal document of the past 100 years, since it is addressed not just to Catholics, or Christians, but to… Read More

De Merode and the Tireless Fight of Those who Believe in the Future of the Virunga

An interview between Belgian Prince Emmanuel de Merode and Alec Hogg at the World Economic Forum quintessentially sums up the spirit of Davos and exactly what the forum is trying to achieve. Prince Emmanuel’s tale pulls at the heart-strings for many reasons as it informs us about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and… Read More

Reasons Why we Should be Avoiding New Oil Exploration Frontiers: Virunga

Even though the planet is experiencing a climate crisis, the oil industry is expanding to new frontiers, with the majority of such frontiers being mature forests or very sensitive areas.  Currently the world’s oil reserves are 800 billion barrels. If these reserves are burned, more than 320 billion tons of additional co2 would be produced,… Read More

Storytelling to Save Virunga: How Ordinary People are Affecting Extraordinary Change

By Robert Redford (Actor, director and Environmental Activist) The art of storytelling is at our core. It’s the lifeblood of how we communicate and how we decide what deserves our attention and what we are content to ignore as a passing fad. We’ve accomplished storytelling on the silver screen and the latest Internet meme, but… Read More

Parks, People, Planet: Inspiring Solutions! Fight for Virunga!

  “A sustainable future for humankind depends on a caring partnership with nature as much as anything else.” Nelson Mandela World Parks Congress, 2003 . Protected areas … offering solutions Humanity faces two immense and interrelated problems; the global extinction of species and human-caused climate change. We are in the middle of a global extinction… Read More

Towards a Post-Oil/Conflict Civilization: Initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil and keep Virunga Safe

Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil May 21st, 2013 Ejolt report 6: Towards a Post-Oil Civilization. Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil The low resolution report can be downloaded here. The high resolution report can be downloaded here. Abstract This Report traces the birth… Read More

Do the Investment Math: Building a Fossil Free Portfolio

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe – and that make clear who the real enemy is by: Bill McKibben Illustration by Edel Rodriguez If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven’t convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard… Read More