Why environmental issues are human rights issues
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Indonesia: Palm oil trader Wilmar still buys from suppliers involved in worker exploitation, community conflicts, deforestation - Greenpeace
Author: Sheany, Jakarta Globe
Some of the world's largest brands, including PepsiCo, Unilever and Nestlé, have continued to buy palm oil from companies accused of being responsible for mass deforestation in Indonesia, a new report by Greenpeace International showed.......
- Related companies: Wilmar International
Philippines: Groups allege that Jaluar mega dam will displace indigenous peoples; gov't assures consent from IPs
Author: Ime Sprnito, Panay News
"No More Hitches: Jalaur mega dam contract signing on Sept. 3," 31 August 2018...
- Related companies: Daewoo E&C
Commentary: Sand dredging in Cambodian mangrove forests for export to Singapore causes loss of livelihood & forced migration
Author: Kalyanee Mam, Emergence Magazine
"Lost World", 16 July 2017 For over a decade, the government of Cambodia has granted several private companies concessions to mine these mangrove forests for sand. ...Cambodia destroys its only natural protection...lays waste to a vital and fragi...
- Related companies: Marina Bay Sands
Myanmar: Swedwatch report urges mining machinery providers to conduct human rights due diligence to prevent & mitigate adverse impacts
"Machinery providers fail to recognize human rights risks in Myanmar's jade mines," 20 June 2018...
New guide explains human rights responsibilities of companies in energy & natural resource sector & how failure to respect can increase legal risk
Author: Hogan Lovells’ International Business and Human Rights Group
"Respecting Human Rights in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector," June 2018 ...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest Legal News
Commentary: Gov'ts & businesses must listen to communities to address human rights abuses related to resource extraction in the Pacific
Author: Amy Sinclair, New Matilda
"The Tyranny Of Distance: Corporate Harm On The Frontline In The Pacific," 18 May 2018...
Commentary: World Bank & IFC should hold themselves accountable when funded projects harm communities
Author: Vivek Maru, The Washington Post
"The World Bank shouldn't hide when it funds projects that harm communities," 9 May 2018...
Author: Safety4Sea (Greece)
'Hapag-Lloyd eyes 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020' 23 Apr 2018...
New book explores opportunities & challenges for integrating human rights into global climate governance
Author: Sébastien Duyck, Sébastien Jodoin & Alyssa Johl, Routledge
Over the last decade, the world has increasingly grappled with the complex linkages emerging between efforts to combat climate change and to protect human rights around the world. The Paris Climate Agreement adopted in December 2015 recognized the...
- Related in-depth areas: Accountability: Loss & damage, litigation, shareholder activism Adaptation Mitigation Responsible public policy