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28 May 2020

Commentary: Kenya & Ethiopia should ensure Gibe III hydro-electric power dam construction does not make Lake Turkana extinct, endangering livelihoods

Author: Edward Mungai, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Lake Turkana: A lifeline in danger of running dry"...

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28 May 2020

EU Commission presents proposal for post-COVID-19 Recovery Plan, includes initiative on sustainable corporate governance in 2021

On 27 May 2020, the EU Commission presented its proposal for a post-pandemic recovery plan 'Next Generation EU' to help the bloc recover from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. The EU’s updated seven-year €1 trillion budget proposal and €750 billion...

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27 May 2020

So. Africa: Report finds some public finance institutions failed to publicly account for their response to climate crisis, whilst banks slowly begin to respond

Investment policies of South African development finance institutions the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) not only fall short of international social, environmental and governance standards,...

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27 May 2020
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Author: Semana Sostenible

"Puerto en Golfo de Tribugá generaría graves afectaciones en área protegida” - 26 de mayo de 2020 ...

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27 May 2020

Canada: Hundreds of organisations endorse Principles of a Just Recovery

Author: Canadian Labour Congress, Mining Watch Canada & over 150 civil society organisations

As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis and prepare to rebuild, organizations across Canada want governments to know that we cannot go back to the way things were. For years, we have witnessed the results of chronic underinvestment and...

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25 May 2020

USA: Indigenous women file OECD Specific Instance against Credit Suisse for rights violations regarding pipeline financing; Credit Suisse responds

On January 30, 2020, Divest Invest Protect, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, and Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program at the University of Arizona filed an OECD Guidelines complaint with the US National...

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25 May 2020
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Author: Semana Sostenible

“Británicos no comprarían productos de Brasil que incentivan la deforestación” - 21 de mayo de 2020...

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25 May 2020
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Author: Fantástico, G1

“Relatório inédito mostra que 99% do desmatamento feito no Brasil em 2019 foi ilegal. Ele atingiu todos os biomas do país, mas o maior impacto foi no Cerrado e na Amazônia. Do total de alertas, 11% foram registrados em unidades de conservação e quase 6...

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25 May 2020

EU Commission adopts Farm to Fork & Biodiversity strategies, intended to promote sustainable economy as part of Green Deal

On 20 May 2020, the EU Commission announced the adoption of two policy packages as part of the European Green New Deal - the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategy strategies. The initiatives are intended to promote a sustainable and competitive...

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20 May 2020

Nigeria: Research reveals that international commodity traders are selling highly toxic fuels

Author: Kelvin Ebiri & Port Harcourt, The Guardian (Nigeria)

‘Nigeria now dumping ground for toxic fuel’ 19 May 2020...

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