will continue” in Santa Cruz Barillas
This Thursday, the peasants of the Guatemalan municipality of Santa Cruz Barillas, in Huehuetenango department, released on January 10 after more than eight months of being arbitrarily imprisoned, will tour through the capital of the country to denounce the abuses suffered and demand Hidro Santa Cruz company, in charge of the Santa Cruz hydroelectric project, to leave their territories.
January 21st 2013, It was decided to ban use of mercury in soap and cosmetics, CFL bulbs and phase out range of items such as Mercury Thermometers, blood pressure apparatus etc., by 2020. This is possible under the Minamata’ Convention Agreed by Nations during the International Mercury negotiation’s just ended in Geneva. Meanwhile, Centre for Environmental Justice found very high levels of mercury in skin whitening creams widely available in the Sri Lanka Market.
New map highlights European regional spending that works for environment and people
A new publication released today documenting EU Cohesion Policy spending during the 2007-2013 period highlights how in times of economic and environmental crisis, Cohesion Policy can guide investments that are sustainable, innovative and really benefit the public. CEE Bankwatch Network, Friends of the Earth Europe and WWF published today a map showing where European regional spending has triggered environmental protection and sustainable development  – including public transport, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Released on the eve of a World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, a new report by Friends of the Earth reveals widespread violations of people's rights and environmental destruction from a land grab initially funded by the World Bank in Uganda.