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27 February 2020

Methane emissions from oil and gas industry underestimated by up to 40%, according to study

Author: Jonathan Watts, The Guardian

Oil and gas firms 'have had far worse climate impact than thought', 19 February 2020....

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27 February 2020

Uganda: With growing use of smart technology comes increased risk of breach of privacy & unlawful data exploitation

Author: Christine Kasemiire, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Data privacy concerns over Internet of Things"...

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27 February 2020

USA: Lower court rules Intl. Finance Corporation is immune from suit in Indian fishermen's lawsuit over pollution from coal-powered plant

Author: EarthRights International

'Farmers and Fishermen to Challenge World Bank Group Immunity Ruling', 18 Feb 2020...

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Article
26 February 2020

Australia: Spotless discloses underpayment of workers, sets aside under $4 million in backpay

Author: David Marin-Guzman, Financial Review

"Spotless underpaid workers $4m", 21 February 202...

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26 February 2020

Kuwait: Investigation launched after six Nepali construction workers killed in site collapse

In February 2020, six Nepali workers allegedly died in a landslip on a construction site in Mutlaa City, Kuwait. A further two Nepali workers were injured. ...

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Article
25 February 2020

ANZ Agrees to Landmark Settlement with Cambodian Farmers Displaced by Sugar Company It Financed

Author: Inclusive Development International

27 February 2020...

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Article
25 February 2020

Australia: News Corp admits to underpaying superannuation of staff by $1.5m; undertakes to pay with interest

Author: Hannah Blackiston, Mumbrella

"News Corp Australia admits to underpaying staff by $1.5m", 25 February 2020...

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25 February 2020

Background note to ILO 'decent work in supply chains' meeting addresses limitations of disclosure regulation

Author: International Labour Organization (ILO)

"Achieving decent work in global supply chains. Report for discussion at the technical meeting on achieving decent work in global supply chains (Geneva, 25-28 February 2020)", 20 Feb 2020...

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25 February 2020

BHRRC joins civil society call to renew mandate of UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

Author: Intl. Service for Human Rights & 42 other NGOs

“Letter to Human Rights Council, 43rd Session: Support consensus renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defender”, 25 February 2020...

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25 February 2020

Canada: Teck Resources withdraws from oil sands mining project in Alberta, citing absence of a framework that reconciles resource development and climate change

- The project would have increased Canada’s oil production by about 5%, while destroying 24,000 acres of boreal forest and releasing millions of tons of climate-warming carbon dioxide every year...

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