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3 June 2019

Cambodia: Environmentalists and students urge govt. to take more action to address climate change

Author: Sotheary Pech, Khmer Times

"Activists urge more action on climate change", 3 June 2019...

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22 May 2019

ICAR 2019 Annual Meeting Report Summary

Author: ICAR

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) convened its eighth annual meeting on April 24-25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The meeting focused on three key themes: addressing inequality through greater government oversight of corporations...

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21 May 2019

Public consultation on principles for responsible banking by UN Environment & 28 banks (deadline: 31 May)

Author: UN Environment Finance Initiative

By developing the set of principles, the 28 founding banks set out a clear purpose for the banking industry itself, and enables investors, policy makers and regulators, clients and civil society to compare banks and hold them accountable for their...

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20 May 2019

Report shows expanding plastic industry based on fossil fuels threatens climate change goals

Author: Center for International Environmental Law

"Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet", May 2019...

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12 May 2019

Cambodia: The govt. approves a study on the viability of a sand dredging operation; NGOs voice concerns

Author: Narim Khuon, Khmer Times

"Government to study Mekong and Bassac river sand dredging", 10 May 2019...

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10 May 2019

Cambodia: Sand mining 'mafias' disregard laws, damage environment, & hurt livelihoods

Author: Rina Chandran, Reuters

"Sand mining 'mafias' destroying environment, livelihoods: U.N.", 7 May 2019...

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4 May 2019

Cambodia: Koh Kong Provincial Court summonses an environmentalist and former co-founder of Mother Nature organisation to stand trial

Author: Sochan Ry, The Phnom Penh Post

"Court summons issued to Mother Nature founder", 2 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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12 April 2019

Report analyses role of human rights treaty bodies in enforcing States' duty to protect people from adverse impacts of climate change

In 2018, the human rights treaty bodies of the United Nations (UN) made an unprecedented number of recommendations to States concerning their legal obligations to protect people from the adverse impacts of climate change, according to a new report by...

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