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22 May 2019

Commentary: Draft UN legal principles on corporate environmental conduct in conflict areas risk pushback from governments & corporations

Author: Stavros Pantazopoulos, Conflict and Environment Observatory

"New UN legal report addresses the responsibility of states and corporations for environmental damage in conflict", 21 May 2019....

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3 May 2019

Over 50 organizations urge World Bank to prioritise human rights & environmental impacts in "climate-smart" mining

Over 50 organizations from around the world urged the World Bank to prioritize recycling, efficiency, circular economy, public transit, and other non-mining solutions in its "Climate-Smart" agenda. Citing multiple environmental and human rights impacts...

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19 April 2019

World Meteorological Organization reports shows increased global temperature & extreme weather affecting lives & sustainable development worldwide

This publication marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate, which was first issued in 1994... It complements the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) five-to-seven year reporting cycle in...

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25 February 2019

India: Activists urge government for the safe return of missing environmentalist

Author: Scroll.in, India

"Sterlite protests: Activists urge TN government to ensure safe return of environmentalist S Mugilan", 23 February 2019...

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21 February 2019

India: Sterlite responds to Supreme Court's order to keep copper plant shut

Author: Press Trust of India (PTI), NDTV

"'Will decide way forward': Sterlite plant on top court's order to keep it shut", 19 February 2019...

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21 February 2019

India: Supreme Court refuses to allow reopening of Sterlite plant

Author: The Times of India

"Supreme Court refuses to allow reopening of Sterlite plant", 18 February 2019...

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11 February 2019

Bangladesh: Worries over wastewater from textile factories

Author: Mohammad Al-Masum Molla and Refayet Ullah Mirdha, The Daily Star, Bangladesh

"Worries over wastewater", 12 February 2019...

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29 January 2019

India: IIM Bangalore's response

Author: Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

 28 January 2019 ...

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29 January 2019

India: Volkswagen faces emission hearing for alleged environmental damage

In November 2018, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) convened an expert panel to report on the environmental impact of Volkswagen's use of a "cheat" or "defeat" devise in its diesel engine cars to manipulate emission tests. Volkswagen admitted using th...

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28 January 2019

India: Consider expanding scope of Volkswagen emission case to other car makers: Supreme Court to Green Tribunal

Author: Press Trust of India (PTI), The Hindu Business Line

"Emission norms - Consider expanding scope of Volkswagen case to other car makers: SC to NGT", 21 January 2019...

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