New Oil and Gas Production Incompatible with Paris Climate Goals and Protection of Virunga – Salonga

Overinvestment in oil and gas creates risks for investors, regardless of whether the world is effective in tackling climate change. Either investors face assets being stranded as demand for fossil fuels falls in a transition to a low carbon economy, or the overinvestment contributes to excess emissions from fossil fuels, the failure to transition and… Read More

Pollution pétrolière: Dramatiques Conséquences sur les Droits Humains de la Population, Arretons au Nord Kivu!

Le pétrole déversé depuis 50 ans dans le sud du Nigeria pourrait exiger la plus vaste opération de nettoyage jamais entreprise dans le monde. Cette affirmation du Programme des Nations unies pour l’environnement (PNUE) est le fruit d’une étude scientifique sur les dégâts environnementaux dans le delta du Niger, dont les résultats ont été présentés… Read More

Dirty Work: Oil Security Spendings and Human Rights Abuses

Apart from its colossal scale, what is striking about Shell’s security spending in Nigeria is its ineffectiveness. Shell spent many millions of dollars each year on government forces who failed to provide the company with adequate security. It is no surprise the US government observed that Shell’s over-reliance on military forces created “serious internal friction”… Read More

Sauvons Virunga des impacts du Nigéria : L’éternelle Marée Noire

Pour visualiser tout le documentaire: Nigeria: l’eternelle maree noire Le festival international du film écologique de Bourges, qui s’est tenu du 6 au 9 octobre, a récompensé “Nigeria : l’éternelle marée noire” des prix de “l’Arbre d’or” et du “meilleur reportage”. De Yann Le Gléau et Sébastien Mesquida – ARTE GEIE / What’s Up Productions… Read More

Virunga: What if the world paid attention before it was too late?

369 oil spills a year – one per day…. We are looking at a time bomb Fire power against fire power SWEET CRUDE: A FILM ABOUT THE NIGER DELTA In a small corner of the most populous country in Africa, billions of dollars of crude oil flow under the feet of a desperate people. Immense… Read More

Mining threats on the rise in World Heritage sites

27 June 2011 | IUCN statement Paris, France, 23 June, 2011 (IUCN) – Extractive industries and governments that licence their activities should commit to stopping all mining and oil/gas exploration and exploitation activities that could damage World Heritage Sites, says the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). IUCN, the advisory body to UNESCO on… Read More

Don’t Let Virunga become “Worse than Bad”!

For the communities of Lake Edward and the Virunga National Park Living with armed conflict is bad, don’t let it get worse with oil!   On May 1, 2012 Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) started the “Worse than Bad” campaign to create as much publicity as possible for Shell’s reckless pollution in the Niger… Read More