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24 April 2018

Commentary: Respecting the rights of indigenous peoples as renewable energy grows

Author: Radhika Shah & Phil Bloomer, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Indigenous peoples... are among the first and worst affected by climate change... and often advocate for a just transition to low-carbon economies... Yet, paradoxically, there is a growing resistance to large renewable energy projects among many...

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24 April 2018

New book explores opportunities & challenges for integrating human rights into global climate governance

Author: Sébastien Duyck, Sébastien Jodoin & Alyssa Johl, Routledge

Over the last decade, the world has increasingly grappled with the complex linkages emerging between efforts to combat climate change and to protect human rights around the world. The Paris Climate Agreement adopted in December 2015 recognized the...

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23 April 2018

Vietnam: Singaporean banks finance coal-fired power station; Indonesian experience found energy source caused health problems, damaged crops

Author: David Fogarty, The Straits Times

DBS and OCBC are among a group of banks and lending agencies that have signed off on financing of about US$1.87 billion...for a controversial coal-fired power station in Vietnam....

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22 April 2018

Vietnam: Villagers hold officials hostage demanding release of a dozen protesters over wind power plant construction

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Hundreds of Villagers Hold Officials Hostage Over Vietnam Power Plant Plans", 20 April 2018...

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20 April 2018
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Author: Ludovic Dupin, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Apple, première capitalisation de la planète, fonctionne désormais à 100% aux énergies renouvelables », 17 avril 2018...

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20 April 2018

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Reporters win lawsuit against Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining over withholding public information on coal mine & power plant

Author: Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN)

District Court in Banja Luka has ruled in favor of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo (CIN) in an administrative review case that CIN filed four years ago against the Republika Srpska (RS) Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining for...

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17 April 2018

Report examines China's policies governing overseas development finance and implications for climate change

Author: Kelly Sims Gallagher and Qi Qi

"Policies governing China's overseas development finance: Implications for climate change", Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, MARCH 2018 | NUMBER 016...

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17 April 2018

Kenya: Lamu economy including fishing, tourism & agriculture threatened if Amu Power gets approval to establish coal plant, includes company response

The local economy in Lamu, driven by informal jobs in fishing, tourism and agriculture is face threat should Amu Power's proposed coal plant is given the green light. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Amu Power to respond to...

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14 April 2018

Comisión Federal de Electricidad re: death threats against defender Luis Garcia Contreras

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10 April 2018
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Author: Ludovic Dupin, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« EDF a arrêté sa dernière centrale au fioul en France », 4 avril 2018...

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