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Myanmar: Proposed gemstone law fails to address human rights problems in jade industry

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25 November 2018

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20 November 2018

Philippines: New report alleges human rights & environmental violations by Australian-Canadian miner OceanaGold

A new report (linked below) by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh, Catherine Coumans, & Rico La Vina published by the Institute for Policy Studies (U.S.) & MiningWatch Canada concludes that OceanaGold's (an Australian-Canadian company) Didipio Gold and...

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5 November 2018

Myanmar: MCRB releases report to guide business, CSOs, and govt on biodiversity and human rights obligations

Author: Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business

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11 October 2018

Amnesty International warns that failure to act swiftly on climate change risks human rights violation on massive scale, and that even carbon removal is likely to violate human rights

Author: Amnesty International

"Amnesty warns that most options to remove carbon that has already been emitted will also likely violate human rights...

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11 October 2018

Council of the European Union prepares conclusions reaffirming the findings of IPCC report, highlighting indigenous rights and just transition

Author: Council of the European Union

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11 October 2018

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Author: Refugees International

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9 October 2018

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes urgent case for strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change and its impacts

Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

A special report warns of the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable...

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9 October 2018

Center for International Environmental Law calls for economic transformation to restrict warming to 1.5C

Author: Center for International Environmental Law

"With the release today of its long-awaited Special Report on 1.5°C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has confirmed what abundant science has long made clear: keeping temperatures increase below 1.5c is an imperative to...

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9 October 2018

International scientific body report on climate change warns of need to act now to prevent catastrophic impacts of climate change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthen...

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