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1 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 ...

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22 May 2018

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...

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15 May 2018

Belgian KBC Bank to stop financing new coal-fired power plants in Czech Republic

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14 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...

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24 April 2018

Hapag-Lloyd to reduce CO2 emissions up to 20% by 2020 to comply with IMO guidelines

Author: Safety4Sea (Greece)

'Hapag-Lloyd eyes 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020' 23 Apr 2018...

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24 April 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...

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23 April 2018

Vietnam: Singaporean banks finance coal-fired power station; Indonesian experience found energy source caused health problems, damaged crops

Author: David Fogarty, The Straits Times

DBS and OCBC are among a group of banks and lending agencies that have signed off on financing of about US$1.87 billion...for a controversial coal-fired power station in Vietnam....

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22 April 2018

Thailand: Court dismisses charges against mining activists; UN Business & Human Rights Working Group calls for end of attacks against defenders

Author: Bangkok Post

"Charges against Loei activists dismissed, mining protest to go on", 20 April 2018...

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9 April 2018

Canada: Kinder Morgan suspends non-essential spending on Trans Mountain Expansion Project amid opposition by indigenous & environmental activists

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14 March 2018

UN CEDAW committee adopts General Recommendation on States' women's rights obligations with climate-related disaster risk reduction

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