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Global Witness report details continued rise in lethal attacks against land & environmental defenders on the frontline of the climate crisis

  • 212 murdered land and environmental defenders recorded in 2019, making it deadliest year on record for people defending against climate-destructive industries
  • Agribusiness and oil, gas and mining found to be the biggest industrial drivers of conflict against defenders
  • Over half of all reported killings occurred in two countries: Colombia and the Philippines.