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by Elmar Stellnberger

Current Petitions & Actions

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Italy: against Oil Drilling in the Adriatic Sea

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The British oil and gas company Rockhopper sued Italy in May 2017 because Italy had refused to allow for oil drilling in the Adriatic sea. Before the Italian parliament had forbidden all oil and gas activities because of environmental concerns and because of the problem of earthquakes. Rockhopper sues on top of the Energy Charta Treaty (ECT) for indemnification in the amount of 200-300 Million USD. There has been no decision on the issue yet (2019). Although Italy has already left the Energy Charta Treaty (ECT) it can still be obliged to pay. Italy can be sued up to 20 years with hindsight for any investment taken before Italy has exited the ECT (January the 1st of 2016); a 'zombie' clause in the treaty makes this possible.



Our soil is littered with plastic

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Plastic pollution is not just a problem for the oceans but als for our soil. Plastic carelessly thrown away with our household compost litters and contaminates our soil in the meanwhile up to a huge extent although this problem is less visible than the littering of our oceans. If you put something into the household compost take care that no stickers or plastic parts like on the stipe of bananas persist on the fruit skin and plant materials. Empty your plastic bag at the bio-waste container (You may put the bag into the residual waste afterwards.) instead of throwing your compost together with the plastic bag into the bio-waste container - a mess still commited by many people. The household compost is used as a fertilizer on fields. Another problem which is not less pervasive in scope is the abraison of car tyres. Car tyres do not only consist of natural caoutchouc but are also made of plastics and smut/carbon black. Unfortunately they do often also contain pollution like heavy metals.



What do you believe in - God or Nature?

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How can the belief in nature, in god or the formal definability of our world be explained? What connections are there? An article based on knowledge obtained by own mystic experiences of the author - what holds together our world in its innermost.



Interview with Greenpeace forest expert Oliver Salge on the political situation in Brazil

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Has the situation of the indigenous people already deteriorated after Bolsonaro's election? Even very massive. … Those who steal land, beat up the indigenous people and do not shy away from killing, know that they have nothing to fear from the current government, which is behind them.

What consequences does the destruction of the forest have on the environment? In the worst case, the rainforest ecosystem collapses and becomes a savannah ecosystem, science says. At a certain point, when deforestation is at an advanced stage, the rainforest can no longer release as much water into the atmosphere as it does now. But that's important for the whole of Brazil. … Otherwise we can not win the fight against climate change.

It is by no means the case that Germany is not concerned. Several national parks and protected areas, which were set up in Brazil, co-financed the Federal Government together with other countries. Bolsonaro wants to destroy these achievements.

Brazil: Every four hours a person threatens to die: The Brazilian government is planning drastic cuts in the medical care of indigenous peoples. Human rights defenders are extremely worried about the impending disaster.