Advocacy

Honduras: Impunity for the murders of human and land rights defenders?

April 20, 2016
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Geneviève Talbot
According to the organization Global Witness, more than 109 human and environmental rights defenders were killed in Honduras between 2010 and 2015.
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People are still dying in the struggle to defend their land

April 18, 2016
by 
Geneviève Talbot

Twenty years ago, 19 Brazilian peasants who were members of Development and Peace partner the Landless Workers Movement (MST) were murdered by gunmen hired by big landowners.

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Climate change: a public health issue?

March 4, 2016
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer

Imagine for a moment if we tackled the causes of climate change with the same energy, creativity and resources that have been mobilized to combat smoking!

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Les changements climatiques : un enjeu de santé publique?

March 4, 2016
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Chargée de recherche et de plaidoyer

Le 12 février dernier, j’ai eu la chance d’assister à une conférence publique sur les implications de la COP21 pour le Canada et le Québec, organisée par l’Institut de l’environnement, du développement durable et de l’économie circulaire (EDDEC).

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A first step toward implementation of the Paris agreement?

February 26, 2016
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer

On March 3, 2016, the first ministers' conference, organized by the Prime Minister, will be held in Vancouver to discuss the future climate policies of Canada. This meeting provides an opportunity for the government to honour the commitments it made during COP21 in Paris, in December, 2015. 

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March for a climate of change on November 29th!

October 26, 2015
by 
Elana Wright, Research and Advocacy officer

With the federal election now behind us, this is the time to show our newly elected government that we are expecting bold action on climate change at the December UN climate summit in Paris. This summit will be the new Canadian government’s first opportunity to show the world that our country is ready to change course and take bold action for a more sustainable and equitable world. 

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October 16: World Food Day

October 16, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer
[...] there is a great variety of small-scale food production systems which feed the greater part of the world’s peoples, using a modest amount of land and producing less waste, be it in small agricultural parcels, in orchards and gardens, hunting and wild harvesting or local fishing.

The 2015 election campaign: where do the parties stand on climate issues?

October 13, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer and Judith Faucher, intern
The struggle against climate change is at the heart of Development and Peace’s new campaign Create a Climate of Change, and is one of the main issues put forward in its 2015 Electoral Guide.
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Federal elections: where do mining issues fit in?

October 2, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer
For a number of years, Development and Peace has been calling on the Canadian government to establish an independent ombudsman for the Canadian extractive sector that can investigate complaints brought by communities in countries of the Global South affected by the operations of Canadian companies.
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The Philippines: Community resistance to mining

August 25, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer

As part of the International People’s Conference on Mining, I had the chance to participate in a solidarity visit to the city of Mankayan in the Province of Benguet in the Philippines.