$2,500 to support a delegation of leaders of the Sapara nationality from the Ecuadorian Amazon to attend the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York and present their case against the government’s auctioning of Sapara territory for oil development without consent before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC
$2,000 to support the Climate Caravan team organizing climate dialogues, public events and workshops, and supporting direct actions coordinated by frontline communities and grassroots organizations that are fighting for climate justice as they travel through Mexico, Central and South America, with a final destination of the COP20 UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.
$5,000 to support the travel of litigation and campaign teams to meet with communities in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea to seek their input regarding efforts to secure the cancellation of palm oil plantation leases.
$4,000 to support training members of 30 villages in West Kalimantan, Indonesia to build a community-based monitoring system to track the implementation of APP and APRIL’s forest and social responsibility commitments, while also providing additional trainings and support related to capacity building, mapping of tenure conflicts and the establishment of a conflict resolution roadmap.
$5,000 to support the demarcation and monitoring of the Sawré Muybu territory of the Munduruku people, the last large un-demarcated swath of Munduruku territory in the Tapajós Basin, a jewel of the Amazon and home to an incredible array of plant and animal biodiversity that is threatened by Brazil’s plans to build 3 major dams.
$5,000 to support travel and other costs for two community representatives of Collingwood Bay in Papua New Guinea’s Oro Province to attend the annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting in Malaysia to support their RSPO complaint and meet with Malaysian Company Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) and its financiers to call for the withdrawal of plans to develop palm oil plantations.
$5,000 to support the mapping of land conflicts in 5 districts in Jambi province, Sumatra, Indonesia to identify where different types of plantations are located in relation to community claimed lands covering approximately 90,000 acres and to provide negotiation training and help prepare communities for independent mediation with Asia Pulp and Paper.
$1,500 to support a participatory mapping project in collaboration with the Achuar community of Putuntsa in the Peruvian Amazon to be used an as advocacy tool to demonstrate how they occupy and use their traditional territory, which is threatened by pending oil development.
$2,000 to support the Save Keys Lake Campaign, which is intended as a step toward cancelling Ontario’s 10-year logging plan on Grassy Narrows First Nation’s territory and will provide an opportunity for this newly-formed organization to build skills and capacity.
$1,500 to support mobilization efforts together with newly formed women-led community based organizations in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties in northwestern Liberia to limit the expansion of palm oil plantations onto community land and forest areas associated with a 750,000 acre concession granted to Malaysia company Sime Darby and to document livelihood activities that women are engaged in within their communities as part of a conflict resolution process.