2018 was another deadly year for people defending their land and the environment against big business—nowhere more so than in the Philippines. But killing environment defenders is bad for business. Here's why.
In his first months in office, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suspended Chinese projects like a railway line that raised serious concerns for environmentalists. But since then, the Malaysian leader has seemed to have changed his anti-Chinese stance.
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How can countries in the frontlines of climate change maximise their limited international and public finance as effectively as possible? Nisha Krishnan of World Resources Institute discusses.
Ilona Szabó and Adriana AbdenurRobert Muggah –
While almost every government in the world has recognized the need to move to a carbon-free economy, another front in the climate crisis has gone largely ignored. Without a concerted effort to crack down on the criminal activities that are threatening natural carbon sinks such as the Amazon basin, emissions reductions could be for naught.
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Environmental controversies often involve influential business and economic interests, political battles, criminal activities, anti-government insurgents or corruption, which can be dangerous for journalists reporting on them.
Confidential reports dating back to the 1980s show that climate change was predicted decades ago by the very companies responsible for causing it. Who has the right to foresee such damage and then choose to fulfill the prophecy, asks Benjamin Franta.
Inadequate land rights perpetuate poverty and marginalisation, as numerous cases around the world have shown. What is the link between land tenure and achieving the aims of the Sustainable Development Goals?
Greenwashing can take many forms, including companies that use their political clout to block green regulations while preaching the message of conservation. Tom Lyon and Magali Delmas explain why corporate political transparency is key.
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Far too many Australian politicians receive financial support from, and give subsidies to, the fossil fuel industry, say climate campaigners. A new initiative by 350.org Australia calls for pollution-free politics in the country.
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Non-profit groups WildAid and African Wildlife Foundation have released a video containing undercover footage, exposing ivory laundering in Hong Kong and the loopholes in its regulations on smuggled tusks.