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THE IMPACT OF DAMS IN COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

September 4, 2020

The largest dams in the world can be found in the Asia-Pacific region. These aggressive developmental projects reek profit through the rabid plunder of land and natural resources. It leads to environmental destruction, loss of livelihood, displacement of rural peoples, attack on people’s rights, and the further damage to the IPs’ right to self-determination.

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STORIES OF MINING-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES

August 28, 2020

Mining communities around the world have different stories to tell. While these communities face common enemies, their action varies in shapes and forms. From the Philippines to Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea, the stories of resistance have a common theme – the power of collective action and the spirit of coming together goes beyond borders.

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MINING AMID COVID-19: HOW THE MINING INDUSTRY HAS WEAPONIZED THE PANDEMIC

August 24, 2020

With border controls, lockdowns and restrictions on people’s mobility, the global economy has been clearly crippled by the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As of August 14, 2020, it has infected 20 million people with at least 749,000 deaths. Amid this “new normal”, how does global mining Industry fare?

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APNED JOINS THE ASEAN PEOPLE’S FORUM 2019

September 10, 2019

The Asia Pacific Network of Environmental Defenders participated in the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) launched on September 10-12, 2019 at the Thammasat University Convention Center in Rangsit Campus in Pathumthani Province, Thailand. The theme of APF for the year was “Advancing People’s Movements for Justice, Peace, Equality, Sustainability and Democracy in Southeast Asia.”

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ASIA-PACIFIC NETWORK OF ENVIRONMENT DEFENDERS LAUNCHED AMID POLICE CRACKDOWN VS IMF-WORLD BANK COUNTER CONFERENCE IN BALI, INDONESIA

October 12, 2018

The Asia Pacific Network of Environment Defenders (APNED) officially launched its formation amid a siege by Indonesian police and public authorities against the People’s Global Conference Against IMF-World Bank (PGC), the CSO-led parallel activity to the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank happening from October 9 to 14, 2018 in Bali, Indonesia where APNED is participating.

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UPHOLD PEOPLE’S ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS, DEFEND OUR ENVIRONMENT DEFENDERS!

October 4, 2018

The APNED is an initiative borne out of the urgency to act on the worsening situations of environment defenders in the Asia
Pacific. It is a solidarity network of individuals, civil society groups, and peoples’ organizations in the region united in defending and reclaiming the rights of environment defenders, and their communities to life and the right to live in harmony with nature.

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