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Oil and Gas

  • The high cost of cheap oil  - selection of articles published in the World Rainforest Movement's (WRM) Bulletin on the issue of oil exploitation. World Rainforest Movement, July 2000. Also available in Spanish . (Out of stock)
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Trees on Shaky Ground in Texaco’s Rainforest - By Gonzalo Ortiz, Ecuador, 2011

Noticias del Cambio Climático, Nº 4 - Edited by Entrepueblos, August 2007 (Only in Spanish)

Position Document Regarding Civil Responsability and Restoration in the Convention on Biological Diversity MOP VIII - CBD
Curitiba, March 2006

Linking biodiversity conservation, climate change, peoples’ rights and a moratorium to oil activities
Oilwatch ECO CALL Addressed at COP 11 of the Climate Change Convention, MOP 1 of the Protocol of Kyoto, the SBSTA 23 and SBSTTA 23 of the Convention on Biological Diversity. December 2005

Oilwatch`s Statement to the General Assembly of OPEC - Vienna, September 19, 2005

Communique from the Conference on Oil, Resource Conflicts and Livelihoods in Africa
Nigeria - March 2005

Beyond Oil: the oil curse and solutions for an oil-free future
Rising Tide - October 2004

Resistance special bulletin Nº 45, review how oil companies work, who
benefits and who promotes the petroleum model.
Oilwatch, may 2004

Emissions Trading: Perverse Twice Over
Oilwatch position paper
May 2004.

Open letter to IUCN, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, Flora & Fauna International, Smithsonian Institute.
RE: Energy and Biodiversity Initiative (EBI)
from Oilwatch - November 2003

Open Letter to CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research) sent to David Kaimowitz, Director of CIFOR, on behalf of the Oilwatch Network and the World Rainforest Movement expressing our concern about a study that appears to give green credentials to two activities that are at the core of deforestation and forest degradation: oil and mining. (French version)

      • Click here for the reply from CIFOR Director General, David Kaimowitz
      • Click here for the reply from CIFOR Senior Economist and author of "Oil Wealth and the Fate of the Forest: A Comparison of Eight Tropical Countries", Sven Wunder
      • A Positive Reaction from CIFOR

Life in a Barrel of Oil.
By John Stanton.

The Chad/Cameroon Oil & Pipeline Project - Reaching a Critical Milestone
by Korinna Horta / Environmental Defense - January 2003

Ecologista Italiano deportado en forma violenta por protestar contra OCP
Acción Ecológica - Noviembre 2002 (only in Spanish)

OilWatch Photo Exhibit. The Oil Flows, the Earth Bleeds. 10 Years of Resistance

Our World is not for Transnational Companies - OilWatch Position Statement regarding The 17th World Petroleum Congress
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - September 1 to 5, 2002

Action Alert - Shell (February 2001)
Letters of protest against WEC's award to Shell
2- Protest against obscene reward for Shell’s environmental crimes!!!

"The high cost of Cheap Oil" - selection of articles published in the World Rainforest Movement's Bulletin on the issue of oil exploitation. World Rainforest Movement, July 2000. 

The New Heavy Crude Pipeline in Ecuador. Fueling a Second Oil Boom in the Amazon. by Amazon Watch, June 2001

Statement presented during the Africa Upstream meeting, Capetown, October 2001. 

Oilwatch Statement for the 7th Conference on Climate Change - French version
November 2001



Resistance network that opposes the activities of oil companies in tropical countries.

Project Underground - Oil Campaign
"Supporting the human rights of communities resisting mining and oil exploitation"

Acción Ecológica - Campaña Petróleo

Corporate Watch

Global Witness

Ecuador resiste la amenaza petrolera

No New Oil

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