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9th of October 2015

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Welcome to the latest Friday Updates - our source of inspiration and knowledge for all kinds of climate justice and sustainable living. Today we introduce you to the consequence of exploration of Oil and Gas in the Niger Delta, thanks to the beautiful article wrote by Opeoluwa Obisesan, a voluntary from Workcamps Association Of Nigeria (VWAN). Wich are The impacts of Indonesia’s forest fires on the young genetarions in Indonesia? We also want like to play with asking the heart's costs, what has more value? CCIVS conference in Paris started yesterday, we are going to give you the first updates.
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Articles:
Living Oil
The generation living under Indonesia's deadly forest fires
What is worth more: dung beetles or diamonds?
Activists promise largest climate civil disobedience ever at Paris summit
The first testimonial of the NGO Action on climate change day

Living Oil



Crude Oil was first discovered in 1956 in Olubiri of Niger Delta Region, South of Nigeria. With the production of over 2 Million Barrels of Crude oil per day, Nigeria is the 8th largest Oil Producing Country in the Global Market. Multinational Enterprises (Eni, BP, Shell, ExonMobil among others) found great opportunity to invest in this oil rich environment with their operations aided by the Federal Government. However, the exploration of Oil and Gas has had Social and Environmental costs. Read more.

The generation living under Indonesia's deadly forest fires



The impacts of Indonesia’s forest fires are being felt most amongst Indonesia’s young, turning them into the “haze generation”. "Arriving in Pontianak, the smell of burning wood instantly hit; the sky so grey I could barely see more than 50 metres out in front of me. But as I quickly put on my mask I realised most locals were freely walking around without protection." Read more.

What is worth more: dung beetles or diamonds?

And is o worth more than fresh water, Starbucks than sturgeon, or the white house than bees? There are many ways to value the natural world. We may argue it has intrinsic value and needs assigning no other. Its beauty suggests an inherent aesthetic value. And we rely on the natural world to live, meaning it has an immense, perhaps encompassing, practical value. Read more

Activists promise largest climate civil disobedience ever at Paris summit

Thousands expected to take part in ‘red line’ blockades of Paris climate summit, after two weeks of colourful protests that have been dubbed ‘the Climate Games’ Thousands of climate change campaigners have promised to blockade a major UN climate summit in Paris with what they say will be non-violent direct action on a scale Europe has not seen before. Grassroots groups from 350.org to Attac France are throwing their weight behind the “Climate Games” event for the landmark climate conference in December. The protests will involve 10 blockades, themed around “red lines” which they fear negotiators for the nearly 200 countries inside the summit may cross. Read more

October 07 2015: The first testimonial of the NGO Action on climate change day

From the first day of CCIVS conference in Paris “We were both really interested to join this week’s conference with CCIVS, particularly this NGO Action on Climate Change day with the NGO-Unesco liaison committee, because it is tied to many of the projects we do in our organization. We already have animal care and environmental protection programs, but this was the occasion to grab and bring back as much knowledge and experience from the other participants in order to develop new projects and open up more possibilities for the volunteers we welcome. Read more

 

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