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A Disharmonious Trade: China and the continued destruction of Burma's northern frontier forests

21st October 2009
This is the third in a series of reports on illegal logging in Burma, 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.

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.

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Heads in the Sand: Governments Ignore the Oil Supply Crunch and Threaten the Climate

20th October 2009
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 in climate change negotiations.

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

7th September 2009
This new report from Global Witness calls for greater transparency in the oil revenue sharing system in Sudan, revealing new evidence that raises serious questions about the accuracy of the oil production figures published in Khartoum.

 

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Faced with a gun, what can you do?

31st July 2009

War and the militarisation of mining in eastern congo - a report by Global Witness July 2009

 

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Global Witness Report: 'Faced with a gun, what can you do?'

21st July 2009
Global Witness report on the militarisation of mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, based on extensive field research. Names Asian and European companies that are trading in conflict minerals, thereby fuelling the conflict.

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Vested Interests: industrial logging and carbon in tropical forests

5th June 2009
Vested Interests documents how industrial logging in primary tropical forests under the guise of "sustainable forest management" (SFM) is a major source of carbon emissions and a primary driver of deforestation.

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Undue Diligence: How banks do business with corrupt regimes

11th March 2009

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.

Mission Report 021 IFM Nicaragua (Spanish only)

3rd March 2009

Mission Report 022 IFM Nicaragua (Spanish only)

3rd March 2009

Mission Report 023 IFM Nicaragua (Spanish only)

3rd March 2009