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We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

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Mitigation

Businesses have an important role in mitigating climate change and its impacts on human rights by reducing or preventing emission of greenhouse gases.  Steps companies can take include improving energy efficiency of their operations and shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

A growing movement of NGOs, foundations, and universities is calling for divestment from fossil fuels, to speed a transition to less-polluting forms of energy.

The following are key investigations & reports related to responsibility of fossil fuel companies:

Philippines CHR investigation | UCS study re impacts of emissions 

UCS score companies 

Subcritical Coal | Digging Deeper: Human rights impacts of coal

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2 December 2019

3 components to ensure protection of human rights under Paris Agreement's carbon market mechanisms

Author: Center for International Environmental Law

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2 December 2019

Center for Intl. Environmental Law sets out how to integrate human rights into climate action at COP25 negotiations

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2 December 2019

Open letter from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on States at COP25 to ensure climate actions respect human rights

Author: Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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25 November 2019

UK: Companies failing to act on climate change to be delisted from London stock exchange under Labour plans

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18 November 2019

European Investment Bank launches new climate strategy & energy lending policy including divestment from fossil fuels

On 14 November 2019, the board of the European Investment Bank agreed on a new energy lending policy and strategy for climate action and enviornmental stability. The decision was informed by an open review process which involved intensive stakeholder...

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7 October 2019

UK supermarkets admit they cannot guarantee their supply chains are free of soya linked to deforestation despite commitments made

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23 September 2019

MEPs call on incoming EU Commission to advance mandatory due diligence legislation under Green Deal

Author: Karen Melchior and Lara Wolters, The Parliament Magazine

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4 September 2019

Danish pension fund blacklists 10 oil companies over failure to adapt long-term business models to Paris Agreement goals

Author: Rachel Fixsen, Investment & Pensions Europe

The Danish pension fund for academics, MP Pension, has blacklisted 10 of the world’s largest oil firms, a decision that will mean divesting DKK644m (€86m) of stocks....

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12 August 2019

German Environment Minister to cut USD 40 million in aid to Brazil over increased deforestation of the Amazon

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9 August 2019

European Investment Bank announces new draft policy pledging to end all funding for fossil fuel projects by 2020

Author: Joe Ware and Katherine Kramer, Eco-Business

"European Investment Bank makes a big shift away from oil and gas", 5 August 2019...

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