A Risky Bet: The IMF’s Role in Mozambique’s LNG Development
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2M ago
Serious financial, social, environmental, and climate risks aside, the development of LNG in Mozambique has also been tangled up in a corruption scandal of international scale, and a devastating militarized conflict impacting over a million people ..read more
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A Preacher’s Son, Mathematician, Philosopher, Advocacy Father and Renaissance Man: A Tribute to Dr. Brent Blackwelder, President Emeritus at Friends of the Earth
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5M ago
Thanksgiving Day, 2023, our planet lost one of her great champions. Terry, Matthew and Laura lost a husband and father. I lost my mentor and advocacy father: Dr. Brent Blackwelder ..read more
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Multilateral banks’ investments in industrial livestock undermine their Paris climate commitments
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11M ago
As world leaders meet tomorrow in Paris to discuss the role of public finance in addressing “climate change and the global crisis”, delegates should press multilateral development banks (MDBs) to invest in line with the Paris Agreement ..read more
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Artificial Intelligence: The Next Climate Wildfire?
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11M ago
New technology like artificial intelligence (AI) is entering increasingly widespread use with essentially no safety checks at all ..read more
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60,000 activists tell JPMorgan Chase: Denounce, divest and defund Formosa Plastics’ toxic and racist petrochemical complex
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1y ago
Plastic pollution poses a major threat to the health of our oceans, waterways and communities. Unsurprisingly, the same fossil fuel companies driving our global climate crisis are also expanding harmful petrochemical production throughout the United States, turning their own toxic waste into products they can profit off of. These facilities ..read more
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Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Escalating Conflict by Astra Agro Lestari in Sulawesi, Indonesia
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1y ago
Rather than pursuing a peaceful resolution following these recent business suspensions, Astra Agro Lestari is fomenting further violence and intimidation ..read more
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Indigenous Leader Faces Murder Attempt, Death Threats Amid Intensifying Land Grabbing and Deforestation in the Brazilian Cerrado
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1y ago
Agribusiness companies operating in the Brazilian Cerrado continue to drive violence, intimidation, and dispossession against Indigenous leaders, traditional communities and environmental human rights defenders ..read more
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Managing to Fight Disinformation
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1y ago
Disinformation is a threat to the stability of democracy and undermines our ability to tackle nearly every problem we face — from addressing climate change to securing LGBTQ+ rights to ensuring public health ..read more
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Will consumer goods companies ensure justice for communities that have been robbed of their lands and livelihoods?
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1y ago
If a destructive palm oil company is suspended by consumer goods giants for land grabbing and human right abuses, will we finally get our land back ..read more
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Sowing the Seeds of a Tropical Village Economy in the Mountains of Sumatra
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1y ago
This piece is a set of reflections from Jeff Conant, International Forests Program Director, during a recent trip to Indonesia to meet with local village communities. Villager displaying petai bean pods in Air Pahlawan // Photo Courtesy of Jeff Conant The village of Air Pahlawan in Sumatra ..read more
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