Trudeau’s pledge at COP26 of an emissions cap does not stop the ongoing criminalization of Indigenous land defenders

Photo: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the COP26 summit on November 1, 2021; RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en territories on January 7, 2019. At the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has just promised to cap this country’s oil and gas emissions. Trudeau stated: “We’ll cap oil Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Justice and Peace Commission at Perla Amazónica Peasant Reserve Zone

On November 1, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project posted on social media: “We accompany @Justiciaypazcol at a women’s meeting at the #ZRC Perla Amazónica. Promoting the work of women who sow life and protect the Amazon against the extractive impact that contributes to climate change.” PBI-Colombia also tweeted: “We remain Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS at psychosocial workday in Cimitarra, Magdalena Medio

On November 1, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Yesterday we accompanied @Credhos_Paz in a psychosocial workday in Cimitarra, Magdalena Medio.” Cimitarra is a municipality located about 200 kilometres from Bucaramanga, the capital of the department of Santander. PBI-Colombia has previously explained: “The Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (Credhos) was founded Read more…

PBI and Amnesty International call on COP26 President to help protect environmental human rights defenders

As COP26 begins, 19 organizations, including Peace Brigades International and Amnesty International in the United Kingdom, have sent an Open Letter to Alok Sharma on the situation of environmental human rights defenders. Sharma is a cabinet minister in Boris Johnson’s government who is serving as President for the COP26 climate Read more…