ADNOC-backed Indian oil project tainted by allegations of land grabs, oppression and journalist's murder
An Indian oil refinery project backed by Saudi Aramco and ADNOC is giving rise to government oppression of local communities in Maharashtra, India.
French giant TotalEnergies implicated in intimidation of communities affected by controversial oil pipeline
A new Global Witness investigation uncovers evidence that TotalEnergies has been party to bullying and intimidation of communities affected by the controversial EACOP project in Uganda and Tanzania, with community members reportedly feeling pressured into compensation deals for their land.
Statement on the killing of renowned anti-mining activist and Indigenous environmental defender in Mexico
On 25 November, the Indigenous leader and renowned Mexican land and environmental defender Higinio Trinidad de la Cruz was found dead at a farm in the Ayotitlán Indigenous community near his hometown of Jalisco, northwest Mexico.
Two Filipino environmental advocates violently abducted after opposing controversial airport project
Global Witness strongly condemns the reported abduction of Jhed Tamano (22) and Jonila Castro (21), two youth environmental advocates last seen more than a week ago in the province of Bataan, on the Philippines island of Luzon.
Almost 2,000 land and environmental defenders killed between 2012 and 2022 for protecting the planet
At least 177 land and environmental defenders were killed last year for trying to protect the planet – one person every other day - according to a new report by Global Witness released today, working in collaboration with our partners globally.
Joint statement on suspension of reclamation projects in Manila Bay, Philippines
Global Witness and Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment welcome news that all reclamation projects in Manila Bay are suspended, pending a government review.
Amazon Summit must put environmental defenders at the heart of commitments, as leaders convene in Brazil
On 8th and 9th August, leaders of eight rainforest nations are convening in the city of Belém in Pará, Brazil, to discuss the future of the Amazon Rainforest.
Global Witness strongly condemns the criminalisation of four land and environmental activists as ‘terrorists’ in the Philippines
Global Witness strongly condemns the criminalisation of four leaders of environmental and Indigenous rights group Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA), who have been designated as ‘terrorist’ suspects by the Anti-Terrorism Council in the Philippines.
Global Witness calls for the immediate release and dropping of all charges against Vietnamese climate activist
Global Witness is increasingly concerned by the escalating criminalisation of environmental defenders in Vietnam, and is calling for the immediate release of climate activists Hoang Thi Hong.
French giant Veolia accused of buying “toxic” Colombian landfill, failed to address the risks faced by environmental defenders
The French waste management giant Veolia purchased a “toxic” landfill in a protected area in Colombia and has apparently failed to address the risks faced by environmental defenders who have spoken out against its environmental and health impacts, according to a new report from Global Witness.
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