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ADVISORY: Embargoed WRI Press Call: Mining Threatens Indigenous Communities Across the Amazon

  • Equity
  • deforestation
  • environmental justice
  • indigenous people
  • pollution
  • Equity
  • deforestation
  • environmental justice
  • indigenous people
  • pollution
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Silas Matoke and his wife Yordana Yawate, pose for photograph as they harvesting sago known as 'pangkur' on the banks of the Tuba river in Honitetu village, West Seram regency, Maluku province, Indonesia on August 22, 2017.
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Climate Action Will Shape People’s Lives. They Should Have a Chance to Shape Climate Action

  • Equity
  • Climate
  • long-term strategies
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • Climate Equity
  • climate change
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • international climate policy
climate migration
  • Equity
  • Climate
  • long-term strategies
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • Climate Equity
  • climate change
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • international climate policy

12 Countries Sign Historic Agreement Guaranteeing Environmental Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Equity
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
  • Equity
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
  • environmental justice
  • transparency
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In Riau, Indonesia, Women Organize for Environmental Justice

  • Forests
  • environmental justice
  • Gender
  • global forest watch
  • Indonesia
dusty road to Sungai Berbari village
  • Forests
  • environmental justice
  • Gender
  • global forest watch
  • Indonesia
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  • environmental democracy
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  • pollution
  • water
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Thirsting for Justice

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The Man Who Stopped the Mine. Q&A with Prafulla Samantara, 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • extractive industries
  • human rights
  • India
  • indigenous people
  • natural resources
Prafulla Samantara, 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize winner. Photo by Goldman Environmental Foundation
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • extractive industries
  • human rights
  • India
  • indigenous people
  • natural resources
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Climate Governance

Localizing Open Government Reforms

  • Cities
  • open government partnership
  • Brazil
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • Mexico
  • transparency
Cícero Pompeu de Toledo stadium
  • Cities
  • open government partnership
  • Brazil
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • Mexico
  • transparency
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Environmental Justice and Democracy Failures at the Heart of Flint’s Water Crisis

  • Equity
  • Water
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • Indonesia
  • water
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
Water plant in Flint, Mich.
  • Equity
  • Water
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • Indonesia
  • water
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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Climate Milestones of 2015: The Good, the Bad and the Signs to Watch

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP21
  • GHG emissions
  • extreme weather
Satellite image of central U.S. storm, December 28, 2015. Photo credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP21
  • GHG emissions
  • extreme weather
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Tianjin Disaster Magnifies Governance Challenges for Public Safety and the Environment

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • pollution
  • transparency
A black cloud of smoke rises from vehicles set on fire by the explosion in Tianjin. Photo by Karl-Ludwig Poggemann/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • pollution
  • transparency
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4 Real-World Challenges to Environmental Democracy

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
Outdoor air pollution caused the deaths of 3.7 million people under the age of 60 worldwide in 2012. Photo by Leo Fung/Flickr.
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
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Why Are Environmental Rights So Hard to Assess?

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
Environmental democracy means that citizens have rights to information, public participation and justice. Photo by Annette Berhardt/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
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Environmental Democracy: An Essential Right for the 21st Century

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
Phnom Penh's air pollution is so serious it may be damaging historic sites, yet there is no air quality information available to the public online. Photo by Allie Caulfield/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation

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