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The items below give you some indication as to the range of activities going on in the School. For further information read our newsletter which comes out fortnightly during term time.

Dario Novellino speaking on Palm Oil impacts

10th January 2018

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CBCD Honorary Research Fellow and SAC alumni Dr Dario Novellino will be in Paris on January 16th, at a French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT) seminar to discuss the impacts of Palm Oil expansion on the Batak people of Palawan Island, Philippines, where he has worked for some 30 years now. He has also helped to design a cultural/artistic installation Son de Bosque ('The Sound of the Forest') at the Espace Belleville at CFDT to convey the feeling of living in these tropical forests and the threats posed by various external forces (logging, mining and now oil palm plantations) on the Batak and their way of life. The event is also aimed at raising solidarity funds to support Batak community-based initiatives and advocacy actions. For more information contact Helene Deborde ( or Dario Novellino (

Son De Bosque installation brochure


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