hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:

They’ve come a long way to protect their Amazon home [Canada]

Author: Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen, Published on: 26 April 2012

...Achuar have in their sightlines Canadian energy giant Talisman Energy, which is doing exploratory drilling in their territory without full community support, they say...Talisman continues to state that it only operates where it has local community support and consent and says it has agreements with federations representing 66 communities in Peru. And they say the indigenous leaders visiting Canada don’t represent all Achuar people, but a federation “that groups a number of communities who do not want to see oil exploration in their lands — and we respect that.” The indigenous leaders visiting Canada, meanwhile, say Talisman has the approval of only a handful of communities, not the majority, and that it is using corporate social responsibility measures to pit communities against each other and spark conflict.

Read the full post here

Related companies: Occidental Petroleum Talisman (part of Repsol)