We invite you to attend the next event in our briefing series, this time focusing on our Environmental and Land Defenders campaign.
At this event, we will launch our latest report detailing the killings in 2016 of those defending their land, rivers and forests against destructive industries. These ‘land and environmental defenders’ are being murdered in record numbers, often by a collusion of private and state interests seeking to silence dissent over large-scale projects like mining, hydro, agribusiness and logging.
The report analyses seven of the worst-hit countries as well as the role of international investors, like development banks, whose engagement is essential in solving the underlying causes of the issue. We also suggest ways to tackle the main cause behind the violence: the imposition of extractive projects on communities without their free, prior and informed consent.