Webinar on April 29 will discuss fracking pilot projects in Colombia following Biden convened Climate Leaders Summit

To register for the webinar with Colombian environmental defenders from the Magdalena Medio region, click here. On April 22-23, Colombian president Ivan Duque and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau will participate in US President Joe Biden’s virtual Climate Leaders Summit. The White House media statement on this has noted: “The Read more…

Bilingual webinar will hear from social leaders opposing ExxonMobil and Ecopetrol fracking pilot projects in Colombia

Ivan Madero (left) and Yuli Velasquez (right) will be among the environmental defenders participating in the webinar on Thursday April 29. The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) has approved two fracking pilot projects near Puerto Wilches in the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia. ExxonMobil plans to invest $53 million in its Read more…

Canadian company confirms ExxonMobil’s Platero fracking pilot project is the VMM-37 block near Puerto Wilches, Colombia

To hear Colombian social leaders speak about Platero/VMM-37, please register for this bilingual webinar on Thursday April 29. This morning, Toronto-based Sintana Energy Inc. released this statement that confirms the recently approved ExxonMobil Platero fracking pilot project is the VMM-37 block in the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia. Their statement Read more…

Webinar will provide update on proposed law to ban fracking in Colombia in accordance with the Paris agreement

To hear the latest on the proposed law to ban fracking in Colombia, join this webinar on April 29. Photo by Wesley Tomaselli. On August 10, 2020, Semana Sostenible reported: “Environmentalists and congressmen came together today to present a bill banning the exploration and exploitation of non-conventional deposits of hydrocarbons Read more…

PBI-Canada highlights the concerns of three Colombian human rights groups about port expansion in Buenaventura

Photo: In February, PBI-Colombia accompanied the Inter-Church Commission on Justice and Peace as concerns were expressed about the bodies that have been dumped by armed groups into the waters around Buenaventura. Global Affairs Canada produces an annual report on human rights relating to the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. This Annual Read more…

Observatory posts Urgent Intervention expressing concern about death threats against CREDHOS, FEDEPESAN and Aguawil

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders has posted this URGENT INTERVENTION (in Spanish) on the following situation in Colombia. The Observatory notes that it has received with deep concern information on death threats against membership of the Regional Corporation for the Defense of Human Rights (CREDHOS) and Read more…