Field investigation into illegal logging in Madagascar
Important note: we have revised some of the figures in this report since it was first published. An explanation of the corrections can be read here.
Read the revised press release here.
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The Secret Life of a Shopaholic: How an African dictator's playboy son went on a multi-million dollar shopping spree in the U.S.
This new report from Global Witness was written with the help of investigative journalist Ken Silverstein.
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A Disharmonious Trade: China and the continued destruction of Burma's northern frontier forests
This is the third in a series of reports on illegal logging in Burma. It is based on field research carried out between 2005 and 2009 in Kachin State, along the Burma-China border, and on China's eastern seaboard. The field research is supported by an analysis of the latest trade data which shows that imports of logs and sawn wood across the land border from Burma fell by more than 70% between 2005 and 2008.
Heads in the Sand: Governments Ignore the Oil Supply Crunch and Threaten the Climate
This report argues that governments have failed to acknowledge a looming oil supply crunch. Their collective failure means we have lost a decade in which action could have been taken. Recognition of the oil supply crunch would also have injected a sense of urgency and increased ambition into climate change negotiations.
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Fuelling Mistrust: The need for transparency in Sudan's oil industry
|سوف تتاح هذه الصفحة قريباً باللغة العربية
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Faced with a gun, what can you do?
War and the militarisation of mining in eastern congo - a report by Global Witness July 2009
Press Release and Audio
Global Witness Report: 'Faced with a gun, what can you do?'
Vested Interests: industrial logging and carbon in tropical forests
Undue Diligence: How banks do business with corrupt regimes
New report, Undue Diligence, names some of the major banks who have done business with corrupt regimes. By accepting these customers, banks are assisting those who are using state assets to enrich themselves or brutalise their own people.
This corruption denies the world's poorest people the chance to lift themselves out of poverty and leaves them dependent on aid. The report sets out what governments, regulators and banks need to do in order to tackle this complicity with corruption.