Environmental NGO’s – case studies

Offsetting Resistance: The effects of foundation funding from the Great Bear Rainforest to the Athabasca River – Macdonald Stainsby and Dru Oja Jay

A study of hoScreen Shot 2017-01-24 at 3.06.00 PMw environmental NGO’s  collaborate with large American foundations, government and industry to concentrate decision-making power concerning anti-tar sands campaigns.  This is a detailed examination of the role of ForestEthics and other Environmental NGOs in the Great Bear Rainforest deal and in the Northwest Territories Protected Areas Strategy. From there, it reveals the hidden structures behind the emerging “North American Tar Sands Coalition,” which seeks to keeps its decision-making body “invisible to the outside,” while funnelling millions of dollars to its preferred groups — to the potential detriment and sidelining of community organizers across North America.  full report HERE