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Global Just Recovery Gathering to explore recovery from COVID-19, climate crisis

Nnimmo Bassey

A three-day online “Global Just Recovery Gathering” will explore what the world needs for a just recovery from the compound crises of COVID-19 and climate breakdown. Nigeria’s Nnimmo Bassey, who is Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), is one of the key speakers at the Global Just Recovery Gathering Holding from April 9 to 11, 2021, the forum is ...

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Research reveals top financiers of global coal industry


The world’s largest institutional investor in the coal industry is the US mutual fund company Vanguard, with holdings of almost $86 billion. A bulldozer operates atop a coal mound at the CCI Slones Branch Terminal June 3, 2014, in Shelbiana, Ky. Photo credit: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images It is closely followed by BlackRock, which holds investments of over $84 billion. Together, these two investment giants ...

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Campaign urges Biden to end era of fossil fuel production

Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden has been called upon to take bold executive action to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree. US President Joe Biden The call was made at a digital rally on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 hosted by Build Back Fossil Free, a growing campaign of nearly 200 groups ...

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UN, nations, group react as U.S. leaves Paris Climate Agreement

Donald Trump

The day after polls closed in the U.S. presidential elections on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the United States has legally left the Paris Climate Agreement. President Donald Trump of the U.S. Indeed, whilst ballots are still being counted, climate change has been an issue of importance for people in the U.S., with a considerable number of registered voters indicating that climate ...

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EndSARS protest: CAPPA demands international inquiry into Lekki killings

EndSARS Protest

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the reprehensible killing and maiming of harmless #ENDSARS protesters by the Nigerian government. EndSARS protest CAPPA, in reaction to the Lekki toll gate shootings on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 and similar incidents across the country that led to yet to be ascertained number of deaths, ...

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Public banks urged to lead a just recovery from health and economic crises

Paris, France

Ahead of the first ever international summit of public financial institutions, civil society groups demand end of fossil finance and cancellation of colonial debt Paris, France, will host the Finance in Commin (FiC) Summit In exactly a month’s time, Public Development Banks and other financial institutions from all over the globe will have an opportunity to lead the way towards ...

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350 Action endorses Biden-Harris campaign for Presidency


The 350 Action has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States, and Senator Kamala Harris for Vice President, ahead of the first presidential debate next Tuesday. Former Vice-President, Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris The group said in a statement on Thursday, September 24, 2020 that, through the endorsement, members are “signaling a strong and certain stance ...

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Morgan Stanley commits to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley on Monday, September 21, 2020 announced a new commitment to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. It is said to be the first major American bank to set such a target, though the announcement appears not to include details on the bank’s plan to get there. Morgan Stanley The firm said that it joins many of its clients ...

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Groups condemn arrest, demand release of activists detained in Belarus


Over the weekend, on September 5 and 6, 2020, people in civilian clothes abducted several activists in Belarus, including members of Climate Action Network, who participated in peaceful political protests. A female demonstrator arrested by security officials Since the presidential elections in the Republic of Belarus on August 9, mass peaceful protests have taken place in the country against the ...

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‘Dangerous’ Hurricane Laura labelled ‘fossil-fueled’

Hurricane Laura

As communities commemorate the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, August 29, 2020, Hurricane Laura is sweeping through Southwest Louisiana bringing an “unsurvivable” storm surge, 150 mph winds, and climate destruction reminiscent of what the same region experienced 15 years ago. A damaged home is seen after Hurricane Laura passed through the area on August 27, 2020 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. ...

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