Civil Society Asks 3 Questions of the World Bank At Its 2015 Spring Meetings

17 April 2015 Contact: Anuradha Mittal, amittal@oaklandinstitute.org, +1 510-469-5228 Alnoor Ladha, Alnoor@therules.org, +27 60 853 9810 Joseph Rahall, jorahall@yahoo.com, +232 76 601979 Oakland, CA – As the World Bank prepares for its annual Spring Meetings, members…

24 Pacific Island Countries and Occupied Island Territories say No TPA, no TPP

  By Moana Nui 14 April 2015 Sign the petition We oppose the TPP as it encloses upon our land and shared ocean commons that we depend on for our livelihood and subsistence. This enclosure…

Nautilus To Conduct Explorations In Solomons

By SIBC News April 9, 2015 Nautilus Minerals Inc (Nautilus) of Canada has recently signed a contract with Gardline CGG Pte Ltd (Gardline CGG) of Singapore to provide exploration services for Nautilus’ 2015 programme in…

Civil Society Denounces World Bank

By Pacific Network on Globalisation 31st March 2015 The Pacific Network on Globalisation joins FARMER ORGANIZATIONS, INDIGENOUS GROUPS, TRADE UNIONS AND OTHER CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS, UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF OUR LAND OUR BUSINESS, CALL WORLD…

Disconnection between regional and national governments identified as one of the deficits of the regional architecture, says Horoi

By Online Editor 30/03/2015, Fiji The head of a regional civil society group says regional organisations have a key role in the proposed regional architecture endorsed by Pacific Leaders but there is a ‘disconnection’ in…

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Dr Webster on PNG’s Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) scheme

Dr Thomas Webster, the Director of the PNG National Research Institute, gives his views on the Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) scheme in Papua New Guinea in this interview. Download by clicking on the link below (8.3Mb/MPEG): Dr Thomas Webster on Special Agriculture and…

Legal opinion obtained on deep sea mining decree

A legal opinion by New Zealand lawyer Duncan Currie on a draft decree to legalise undersea mining has been obtained by PANG. The opinion addresses International Seabed Mineral Management Decree 2013 draft of 13 February 2013. It only addresses the text of the draft decree on its…

Deficit in regional architecture: Horoi

By Online Editor 30/03/2015, Interview by Joey Tau (PANG Media and Communications Officer)  The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) as part of its regionalism project caught up with the Executive Director Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI) Rex Horoi, to get…

Full Decision on Refusal of Chatham Phosphate Mining Application

11 February 2015 Read the EPA decision on Marine Consent Application www.epa.govt.nz

Chatham Phosphate Mining Consent Refused

By Radio NZ 11 February 2015 Chatham Rock Phosphate has been refused a marine consent to mine phosphate on the Chatham Rise seabed. The decision by the Environmental Protection Authority was released this morning. Chatham Rock Phosphate chief executive Chris Castle Photo: SUPPLIED The company wanted…