The 2012 Olympics were to be the most sustaibable Games ever. In spite of this, Rio Tinto supplied all the medals. Rio Tinto is a mining company with a terrible reputation worldwide, and over 8000 complaints pending: violence, rape, forced evictions…
On May 23rd, Catapa, together with FairFin, Urgewald en Facing Finance attended Deutsche Banks' AGM: the annual shareholders meeting. Catapa came with a clear message: Deutsche Bank, Stop investing in irresponsible mining! Deutsche Bank claims - in speeches, quotes, statements, reports and messages on their website - that they do not invest in irresponsible projects.
Whether you approach it socially or technically, to lawyer Mirtha Vásquez and engineer Reinaldo Rodríguez it is beyond dispute that the Conga mining plan in its present form is absolutely irresponsible and must not be carried out. Putting gold before water, the implementation of the project will have a huge and irreversible social and ecological impact. These two Peruvian guest speakers came to Belgium for a 2-week tour of lectures, informative evenings, lobby meetings and workshops.
For the 5th time CATAPA will be hosting the DocuLatino festival in which it draws attention at the sustainable management of natural resources. DocuLatino V runs from February 20th until March 15th and focuses on the problems of mining non-renewable resources like gold and oil, and its impact on the bio-fuel industry.
Act4Change, CATAPA, Noord-Zuidstudenten en Vredeseilanden Gent nodigen je uit voor de volgende Coffee with the Future in Gent op 6 november 2012 om 20u.
Wat? Een inspirerend en interactief salongesprek met Tim Bogaert, één van de Belgische hoofdonderhandelaars van de duurzaamheidstop Rio +20. Iedere deelnemer krijgt de kans om zijn vragen rechtstreeks aan de spreker te stellen.