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Indigenous Communities Disappointed by Underwhelming Outcome at COP20 in Lima

Representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Lima, Peru at the beginning of December for the final round of climate negotiations before the Paris Climate Summit in 2015.

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Guest Blog and Q&A from 2011 Goldman Prize Winner Francisco Pineda

Living under the constant threat of assassination, Francisco Pineda was awarded the Goldman Prize in 2011 for courageously leading a citizens’ movement that stopped a gold mine owned by OceanaGold (formerly Pacific Rim) from destroying El Salvador’s dwindling water resources and the livelihoods of rural communities throughout the country.

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30 Years Later: Still Fighting for Victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy

On the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak that killed 20,000 and injured more than 150,000 in Bhopal, India, we are spotlighting 2004 Goldman Prize winners Rashida Bee and Champa Devi Shukla, who led a class action suit demanding cleanup and compensation for affected individuals.

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Prize Winners Gather in Korea for 2014 Green Asia Forum

The 2014 Green Asia Forum took place October 31 – November 4, aboard the Peace & Green Boat in South Korea.

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Fatima Jibrell Honored with UNEP Champions of the Earth Award

2002 Goldman Prize recipient Fatima Jibrell recently hosted a funder’s briefing at the Goldman Prize office in San Francisco to educate potential donors about the recent work of her organization Adeso (formerly Horn of Africa Relief and Development Organization).

Jibrell founded Adesso in the early 1990’s after civil war and famine broke out in Somalia and she was compelled to do something about what was happening to her land and her people.

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The Last Place on Earth: A New Report Exposes Threats to the Leuser Ecosystem

The work of 2014 Goldman Prize winner Rudi Putra is featured in a report released by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) earlier this week.

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World Travels Bring Prize Winners to the Bay Area

In the last few months, we have been lucky to catch up with several past Prize recipients as they’ve traveled through the Bay Area for various events.

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The New Environmentalists Makes its National Debut

Don’t miss “The New Environmentalists: From Ithaca to the Amazon” as it makes its national debut on a PBS station near you!

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Closing the Gap between the Environment and Human Rights

Last month, Goldman Prize Program Officer Ryan Mack traveled to Yale University to attend the UN Conference on Human Rights and the Environment. The two day conference brought together more than 100 scholars and policy experts from over 40 different countries.

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Threats to Environmental Activists on the Rise

Twenty-five years ago, Brazilian rubber tapper Chico Mendes was murdered for his efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest. Just a month ago, Edwin Chota, an Ashaninka activist from Peru, was murdered for his efforts to stop illegal logging.

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