Green Drinks September 2013

THE BORNEO PROJECT: Getting to grips with Deforestation, Dams & Human Rights!

In the 1980’s and 1990’s more timber was removed from the rainforests Borneo than from all of Africa and South America combined. For over 20 years, Joe Lamb has been working to stem the flow of this tragic loss of habitat, wildlife and indigenous cultures.

Since 1991, The Borneo Project has brought international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights. They work in the belief that protecting human rights and environmental integrity in Borneo is a critical component of the global movement for a just and peaceful world.

Talk and Q&A by Joe Lamb

Joe is from Berkeley California. He is a writer, activist and arborist (tree doctor). In 1991 he founded The Borneo Project – an NGO that works to bring international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights. They work in the belief that protecting human rights and environmental integrity in Borneo is a critical component of the global movement for a just and peaceful world.

They were, for example, part of the global ‘anti-Taib’ (Chief Minister of Sarawak) protests a couple of years ago. See here: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2011/03/02/anti-taib-protests-spread-to-the-us/

Of course, since then, nothing much has change. See here for ‘Why Sarak CM Taib Mahmud is Untouchable’ from earlier this year: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/07/04/taib-mahmud-sarawak-will-decide-his-own-destiny.aspx

We will be getting Joe’s thoughts on this, and on the other projects that The Borneo Project run.

More information here: http://stevemccoy1.wix.com/greendrinkskl#!september2013/c1jm2

Come and hear how its been going, and what’s next!

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