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24 February 2020

Cambodia: Cambodian, Thai and Vietnamese stakeholders urge Xayaburi hydropower developer to share information on its hydropower plant in northern Laos

Author: Vida Taing, Khmer Times

"Stakeholders visiting dam call Lao Hydro developer to share data", 21 February 2020...

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30 January 2020

Australia: Bushfire victims file OECD complaint against ANZ Bank for financing fossil fuel projects

Australian bushfire victims and Friends of the Earth Australia file an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Guidelines complaint with the Australian National Contact Point against Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ Bank)...

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20 January 2020

USA: Federal Court dismisses climate change lawsuit brought by 21 children against the US government

Author: Umair Irfan, Vox

"21 kids sued the government over climate change. A federal court dismissed the case," 17 Jan 2020...

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17 January 2020

Microsoft pledges to remove more carbon than it produces by 2030

Author: Jay Green, Washington Post

Microsoft... announced plans to remove more carbon than it emits by [2030]... “The scientific consensus is clear. The world today is confronted with an urgent carbon crisis,” Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said... “Each of us is going to need...

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17 January 2020

USA: BlackRock makes climate change central to investment strategy

BlackRock announced on 14 January 2020 that it would make climate change central to its investment considerations. Citing the impact climate change has on the financial sector, BlackRock released a letter to its clients detailing the changes which...

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13 January 2020

Report finds top fossil fuel companies responsible for more than half of ocean acidification affecting coastal communities & marine life

Author: R Licker, B Ekwurzel, S C Doney, S R Cooley, I D Lima, R Heede & P C Frumhoff, on IOP Science

...[M]ore than half of the global surface ocean acidification is attributable to the CO2 emissions traced to the extraction, refining and combustion of fossil fuels and manufacturing of cement from the 88 largest carbon producers... Of these 88 major...

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17 December 2019

177 companies commit to set 1.5°C- targets across their operations and value chains

Author: United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition

"At COP 25, corporate climate movement grows exponentially as new companies announce plans to align with a 1.5°C future", 11 December 2019...

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16 December 2019

Cambodia: Investigative report shows that sugar land economic concessions lead thousands of indigenous people lose their land and trap into debt

Author: Moniroth Morm, VOD

"Plantations Skirted Laws to Amass Land, Driving Locals Into Debt", 13 December 2019...

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13 December 2019

CEOs of Microsoft, Apple, Google and more urge Trump administration to stay in Paris climate deal

Author: Nat Levy, GeekWire

...[D]riving progress on addressing climate change is what’s best for the economic health, jobs, and competitiveness of our companies and our country...  [W]e stand by our conviction that a commitment to the Paris Agreement requires a just transition...

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10 December 2019

Cambodia: Forest and environmental activists claim Think Biotech involved with illegal logging; while company denies any involvement

Author: Chakrya Sophak Khouth, The Phnom Penh Post

"Think Biotech director Lu refutes activists’ illegal logging reports", 9 December 2019...

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