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Article
16 December 2019

Report reveals that world's largest hydropower companies fail to meet social and environmental standards in dam projects

Author: International Rivers (US)

“World's largest hydro companies persist in failing the environment, community rights”, 9 December 2019...

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15 December 2019

Interview: Emmanuel Peni, Coordinator of Project Sepik, Papua New Guinea

Emmanuel Peni is the coordinator of Project Sepik (PS), the organization of people fighting to stop the mining project called ‘Frieda River Project - by the Australia-based and Chinese government owned company PanAust. The ‘Frieda River Project’ submitted an application for a mining license - the mine is planned to be developed in the Frieda river area. The mine's tailings will be dammed and dumped into the Sepik River.

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Article
13 December 2019

Lawyers launch complaint against BP over 'misleading' ad on its commitment to a low carbon future

Author: Sandra Laville, The Guardian

"Lawyers lodge complaint over BP's 'misleading' ad campaign’", 4 Dec 2019...

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Article
13 December 2019

Defenders at risk: Attacks on human rights and environmental defenders and the responsibility of business

Author: Swedwatch

Companies can be linked to attacks against defenders through suppliers, customers or other business partners. Both states and business actors are vital in addressing this risk and in moving towards a systematic protection of, and respect for, defenders...

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Story
13 December 2019

EU Commission presents European Green Deal, setting path for 'just and socially fair' transition

On 11 December, the European Commission presented The European Green Deal, a package of measures and actions for achieving the political ambition of "being the world's first climate neutral continent by 2050" and ensuring a sustainable transition that...

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Article
12 December 2019

Australia's civil space has "narrowed" due to government surveillance, prosecution of whistleblowers, & raids on media

Author: Ben Doherty, The Guardian

"Australia's civil rights rating downgraded as report finds world becoming less free", 7 December 2019...

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Article
11 December 2019

A European Green Deal

Author: European Commission

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, the most ambitious package of measures that should enable...

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11 December 2019

Press release

Author: European Commission

The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal– a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive...

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Article
11 December 2019

Peru: Swedish and Chinese companies to invest in lithium mining for batteries for electric vehicles

Author: Tiempo Minero

[Excerpt translation from Spanish to English provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] ...

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Article
10 December 2019

So. Africa: Rescue team recovers bodies of four trapped miners

Author: The Citizen (South Africa)

‘Names of four slain miners recovered from Orkney gold mine released’ 8 December 2019...

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