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18 November 2019

European Investment Bank launches new climate strategy & energy lending policy including divestment from fossil fuels

On 14 November 2019, the board of the European Investment Bank agreed on a new energy lending policy and strategy for climate action and enviornmental stability. The decision was informed by an open review process which involved intensive stakeholder...

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29 October 2019

NGOs highlight environmental and human rights concerns to banks over Saudi Aramco IPO

A coalition of environmental NGOs has written to seven international banks to express their alarm over the banks' decision to underwrite the planned Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Saudi Aramco. The state-owned oil giant is the world's largest emitter...

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22 October 2019

Report shows 20 fossil fuel companies responsible for over one-third of carbon emissions & climate crisis

Author: Matthew Taylor & Jonathan Watts, Guardian (UK)

"Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions", 9 October 2019...

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22 October 2019

UK: Investor roadmap to finance inclusive climate action

Author: Investing in a Just Transition initiative (London School of Economics, Harvard Kennedy School) with Univ. of Leeds

"Financing inclusive climate action in the UK: An investor roadmap for the just transition", 1 October 2019...

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21 October 2019

Major environmental groups call on businesses to lead on climate policy

Author: Helen Booth-Tobin, Ceres

Eleven leading environmental and sustainable business organizations published an open letter... urging the CEOs of Corporate America to step up their engagement on climate policy... [T]he organizations call on businesses to adopt a science-based...

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25 June 2019

Total's corporate strategy inconsistent with Paris Climate Agreement, according to NGO report

In a report, titled "Total: The Climate Chaos Strategy", NGOs Notre Affaire à Tous, 350.org and Friends of the Earth France highlight the lack of action by Total to combat its impact and contribution to climate change. Business & Human Rights...

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22 May 2019

Commentary: Draft UN legal principles on corporate environmental conduct in conflict areas risk pushback from governments & corporations

Author: Stavros Pantazopoulos, Conflict and Environment Observatory

"New UN legal report addresses the responsibility of states and corporations for environmental damage in conflict", 21 May 2019....

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3 May 2019

Over 50 organizations urge World Bank to prioritise human rights & environmental impacts in "climate-smart" mining

Over 50 organizations from around the world urged the World Bank to prioritize recycling, efficiency, circular economy, public transit, and other non-mining solutions in its "Climate-Smart" agenda. Citing multiple environmental and human rights impacts...

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19 April 2019

World Meteorological Organization reports shows increased global temperature & extreme weather affecting lives & sustainable development worldwide

This publication marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate, which was first issued in 1994... It complements the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) five-to-seven year reporting cycle in...

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25 February 2019

India: Activists urge government for the safe return of missing environmentalist

Author: Scroll.in, India

"Sterlite protests: Activists urge TN government to ensure safe return of environmentalist S Mugilan", 23 February 2019...

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