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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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Logging row continues to weigh on work of Germany’s coal commission

Author: Clean Energy Wire, Published on: 28 August 2018

The expansion of a lignite mine that threatens a nearby forest has become a first touchstone of the German coal exit commission’s robustness. But despite fears that the row over the embattled Hambach Forest could gravely impede the commission’s ability to find a consensus on the future use of coal in Germany, the body’s fourth general meeting on Wednesday could see progress in terms of climate action as a new government assessment increases the pressure to reduce carbon emissions from coal... Commentators fear that the quarrel between environmentalists and energy company RWE could make finding compromise on coal more difficult... While the energy minister’s position so far had envisaged halving coal’s COoutput by the target year, a new analysis now suggested a far more ambitious reduction in order to comply with the Paris Climate Agreement... However, the government did not specify the trajectory that could lead to the emissions reduction goal – a key to identifying plants that need to be shut down first.

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