Hundreds of municipalities and two Brazilian states have already enacted laws that ban fracking from their territories. Now lawmakers are debating the impact of fracking across the country, raising hopes for a national ban
It’s taken 6 years of movement-building and working in coalitions to support fracking bans – often one municipality at a time – but today it’s official: the entire state of Paraná in Brazil has agreed to keep its massive shale reserves in the ground, forever.
People who are leading the defence of Mother Earth: protecting ecosystems, the commons, and fighting to keep fossil fuels in the ground, come up against brutal vested interests. The Escazú Agreement is a ground breaking multilateral agreement signed by 16 Latin America and Caribbean nations that will be a crucial tool for climate and environmental protection in the years to come.
During the auction for oil and gas, climate activists from across Brazil stood up against fossil fuel and fracking companies. After the intervention, not a single offer was made by investors for the in-land blocks