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10 May 2012
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Author: Larry Lohmann, Abya Yala Ediciones

Durante la última década, el comercio de emisiones se ha revelado como la pieza clave de las iniciativas mundiales para luchar contra el cambio climático…[Pero] toda una serie de grandes empresas, organismos financieros, centros académicos, gobiernos,...

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23 April 2012

[Video] Zambia: Good Copper, Bad Copper

Author: Alice Odiot & Audrey Gallet, Erklärung von Bern/Berne Declaration [Switzerland]

[Film on how copper smelting has allegedly caused illness and death due to environmental degradation. It further alleges that the mining activities have not improved the lives of Zambians and that Glencore's payments to the government are excessively...

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20 April 2012

Mary Robinson and John Ruggie call on EU Foreign Ministers to make human rights central to trade and investment in Myanmar

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

In a letter sent today to all EU Foreign Ministers, Mary Robinson…and John Ruggie…urge the EU to make clear that respect for international human rights standards is integral to future trade with and investment in Myanmar...

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16 April 2012

Goldman Prize for Kenyan River Activist Ikal Angelei

Author: International Rivers

Ikal Angelei, the founder of Friends of Lake Turkana in Kenya, receives the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in San Francisco today. The award will honor an activist who is defending the interests of 500,000 poor indigenous people against a...

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16 April 2012

Goldman Prizes for "grassroots heroes" go to environmental & human rights advocates in Argentina, China, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, USA

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1 November 2011
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Author: Frédéric Bazin, Institut de Recherches et d’Applications des Méthodes de développement (IRAM), Jamie Skinner, Institut International pour l’Environnement et le Développement (IIED), Jérôme Koundouno, Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN)

Ce document présente les expériences de six barrages construits [dans trois pays de l'Afrique de l’Ouest]...: Mali...Sénégal...Burkina Faso...[en révélant que la] réinstallation des populations affectées et la reconstruction de leurs moyens de...

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18 August 2011

How Europe Could Help Plug Oil Spills in Africa

Author: Jaya Ramachandran, International News Magazine [Australia]

A new study is asking the European Parliament, European Union member states and European civil society organizations to push for regulatory measures targeted at Europe-based companies engaged in oil exploration in sub-Saharan Africa...The study follows...

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1 July 2011

Investing for sustainable development? A review of investment principles – trends and impacts

Author: Just Economics

Focusing on four major sets of investment principles – the UN Principles for Responsible Investment...the Equator Principles, the Environmental and Social Principles of the European Investment Bank...and the OECD Declaration on International Investment...

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30 June 2011

[PDF] The U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework: Applications of the Framework

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for business and human rights has identified instances of applications of the U.N. “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, in whole or in part, as a resource for those looking for...

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1 June 2011

EIB freezes Glencore lending on governance concerns

Author: BBC News

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has frozen all new loans to commodities trading giant Glencore and its subsidiaries, citing "serious concerns" over the group's corporate governance. In 2005 the EIB provided a $50m…loan to Mopani Copper Mines, a...

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