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Find here a selection of opinion, background and analysis on the social, political and economic situation in Colombia.

Just 100 companies are responsible for more than 70 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions over the last three decades, new research has revealed.

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Earth Day is celebrated every April 22 worldwide after it being declared in 1970 by the United Nations recognizing that the planet and its ecosystems are home to humanity and thousands of species of fauna and flora.

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Last Friday, the national workday in defense of territories, water and life was held. The seventh national day organized by the “Movimiento Ríos Vivos” [Live Rivers Movement] that focuses on the relationship between tributaries and peacebuilding, “because if territories are seen as goods and rivers are dammed, it is not possible to talk about peace” as explained by Isabel Cristina Zuleta, spokeswoman for the organization.

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The inhabitants of the San Martin municipality lived a hectic week as the fracking machinery violently moved in despite the numerous requests, denounces, protests and mobilizations by the community to stop the Conoco Phillips and CNE Oil & Gas companies from settling in.

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Many recognize the economic, social and political factors that have generated and reproduced the armed confrontation in Colombia, that’s precisely the premise of the need to find a dialogued and political solution to the conflict. However, transversal to these factors is the environmental issue, which is of high importance because of its role in the economic and social life.

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Written by: Roberto Cervantez - PCCC

At the 5th consecutive day of the X National Guerrilla Conference, the FARC-EP discusses “Environment and Natural Resource preservation” a topic that has direct relation to the agrarian problems in Colombia and the economic model of the country, which is primarily based in the massive exploitation of natural resources.

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Friday, 19 August 2016 00:00

Environmentalist Proposals Reach Havana

Representatives of several Colombian environmental organizations presented in Havana a compendium of eleven proposals to ensure environmental issues are also taken into account in the context of the negotiations between the FARC and the government, as well as with the ELN.

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 15:51

Defending the environment

Citizens reclaim their territory in Salento and Putumayo.

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Report from Havana, Cuba, June 27, 2015

"What happened in Tumaco are undesired consequences": FARC

The FARC-EP expressed concern today about the damage to the ecosystem in Colombia. Comandante Carlos Antonio Lozada stated:

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

More than just a song for peace

REPORT FROM HAVANA, 24 September 2014

? Bilateral ceasefire is needed to prevent more unnecessary bloodshed

? Only legal framework for peace recognized by FARC-EP is General Agreement of Havana

? Environmentalist discourse should be accompanied by concrete actions to stop devastation of natural resources in Colombia

Havana, Cuba - Today, the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP, before entering the Conference Center in Havana, put on the song "Imagine" of John Lennon. This, to refer to the words of President Santos yesterday: "How nice would it be to be able to transfer this (song) to Colombia so that all Colombians could imagine our country at peace".

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