Proposals for the Summit of Presidents of the Amazon

Amazon, May 15, 2023 Presidents of the Amazon Ref: Summit of Presidents of the Amazon We hereby wish to send you the following proposal documents for the Summit of Presidents of the Amazon that have been the result of a discussion process of several months of the Pan-Amazonian Social Forum (FOSPA), the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial NetworkSigue leyendo «Proposals for the Summit of Presidents of the Amazon»

In defense of the bodies and territories of Andean-Amazonian women in their diversity

Proposals for the Summit of Presidents of the Amazon Today we are in a new historical moment for the Amazon. The voice and participation of indigenous women, quilombolas, peasants, blacks, feminists and social organizations and civil society as a whole must be heard by the leaders of the Pan-Amazon region. The presidents of Colombia and Brazil haveSigue leyendo «In defense of the bodies and territories of Andean-Amazonian women in their diversity»

Direct, transparent, participatory financing and not to commercialize the Amazon

Proposals on financing for the Summit of Presidents of the Amazon In recent years, the Amazon has received great attention from different financing initiatives that involve governments, banks and companies. Amazonian indigenous peoples have been excluded from financing. Less than 1% of climate finance reaches indigenous peoples [1] . While All these initiatives have as a discourse to contribute toSigue leyendo «Direct, transparent, participatory financing and not to commercialize the Amazon»

Water for life in the Amazon

Proposals on water for the Summit of Presidents of the Amazon According to the Scientific Panel for the Amazon, the Amazon region is an important source of moisture for several regions of South America, such as the Andes, providing moisture and precipitation to glaciers, páramos and large cities, and also to the La Plata riverSigue leyendo «Water for life in the Amazon»

Let’s save the Amazon from mining and mercury

Proposals on mining for the Summit of Presidents of the Amazon STATE OF SITUATION According to the 2021 Amazon Assessment Report of the Scientific Panel for the Amazon [1] , mining is a significant source of environmental impacts in the Amazon, with 45,065 mining concessions in operation or awaiting approval, of which 21,536 overlap with areas protectedSigue leyendo «Let’s save the Amazon from mining and mercury»

The fate of the Amazon is the fate of its peoples

Proposals on indigenous peoples for the Summit of Presidents of the Amazon STATE OF SITUATION Formed more than 30 million years ago, the Amazon has been inhabited by indigenous peoples for more than 11,000 years. The evolutionary history of the Amazon biomes is significantly intertwined with the management practices of indigenous peoples who play a fundamentalSigue leyendo «The fate of the Amazon is the fate of its peoples»

Let’s avoid the point of no return in the Amazon

Proposals on deforestation, degradation and contamination for the Summit of Presidents of the Amazon STATE OF SITUATION According to the Scientific Panel for the Amazon [1]  this biome has lost 870,000 km 2  of primary forests; an area that is three times the surface of Ecuador and more than three quarters the surface of Bolivia. To this we must add 1,036,080Sigue leyendo «Let’s avoid the point of no return in the Amazon»

Bolivia, official venue of the XI International Meeting of FOSPA

[FOSPA, 23/11/2022] With the immense joy after the multitudinous reunion that took place in Belém do Pará, where the diversities of our Amazon embraced again to give rise to the X International Meeting of the Pan-Amazonian Social Forum; those of us who have been articulated in this bet for more than 20 years, today weSigue leyendo «Bolivia, official venue of the XI International Meeting of FOSPA»

Lanzamiento de las Asambleas de la Tierra / Earth Assemblies launch

El 12 de noviembre se lanzó el proceso de Asambleas de la Tierra por la justicia climática en un evento durante el Foro Social Europeo Florencia 2022, interconectado con delegados de la sociedad civil en la COP27 y otras partes del mundo. November 12 the Earth Assemblies process for climate justice was launched in anSigue leyendo «Lanzamiento de las Asambleas de la Tierra / Earth Assemblies launch»

THE VOICE OF THE AMAZON AND COP27

A few days ago, at the opening of COP 27 in Egypt, UN Secretary General António Guterres issued a cry for help: «Humanity must choose: cooperate or die». In this corner of the city of Manaus, where the Expanded Committee of the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) is being held, we will meet on November 10Sigue leyendo «THE VOICE OF THE AMAZON AND COP27»