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3 June 2019

Climate activists say new carbon tax response falls short of So. Africa's 2015 Paris Agreement targets

Author: Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters

‘South African carbon tax finally becomes law’ 26 May 2019...

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3 June 2019

Nigeria: Alarm over environmental pollution due to oil spills in oil-rich region

Author: Igoniko Oduma, Independent Newspaper (Nigeria)

‘Bayelsa Suffering Environmental Genocide –Archbishop Of York’ 27 May 2019...

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3 June 2019

So. Africa: Minister backs down on move to double amount of harmful sulphur dioxide industries can lawfully emit

Author: Melanie Gosling, Fin24 (So. Africa)

‘Mokonyane backs down on controversial pollution law - for now’ 23 May 2019...

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29 May 2019

Kenya: Govt. targets private sector intervention to improve food security

Author: Anita Chepkoech, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Radical proposals to save Kenya’s ailing agriculture"...

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28 May 2019

Zambia: Swedwatch report alleges mining related pollution causing food insecurities and compromising livelihoods

Author: Swedwatch

'Copper with a cost- Human rights and environmental risks in the mineral supply chains of ICT: A case study from Zambia', May 2019...

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27 May 2019

Inclusive Development Intl. publishes second edition of "Safeguarding People and Environment in Chinese Investments" guide

Author: Inclusive Development International

“New Release: Second Edition of Safeguarding People and the Environment in Chinese Investments”, 21 May 2019...

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27 May 2019

Nigeria: CSOs urge govt. to declare the Niger Delta as an ecological emergency to support restoration of livelihoods compromised by oil pollution

Author: Emmanuel Okogba, Vanguard (Nigeria)

‘Declare ecological emergency in N-Delta, OWN tasks FG’ 20 May 2019...

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17 May 2019

Call for input on Global Reporting Initiative's new draft of human rights reporting standards (deadline: 9 June)

Author: Global Reporting Initiative

Give your feedback on GRI’s sustainability reporting standards through this online survey (until 9 Jun)... The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), GRI’s independent standard setting body, has initiated a project to review GRI’s universal...

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13 May 2019

Diamond Producers Association's report says its members positively impact local communities & working to minimize negative environmental impacts

Author: Cision PR Newswire, Diamond Producers Association (UK)

‘First-Ever Comprehensive Report on the Reality of Modern Diamond Mining Reveals its Impact on Local Communities, Challenges Stereotypes and Identifies Areas for Further Improvement’ 2 May 2019...

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3 May 2019

Cambodia: 20 major brands sourcing from Cambodia send a joint letter to PM to express their concerns about labor and human rights

Author: Fair Labor Association

"20 companies sourcing from Cambodia express concerns about labor and human rights", 2 May 2019...

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