Manus Island, PNG

Challenging abuses of power to protect human rights and secure the future of our planet

Investigations and advocacy to achieve climate justice and safeguard civic freedoms. Find out more about our work

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    Our verdict on COP26: A compromise with catastrophe

    Despite some successes, ultimately COP26 was true to form in that it let those responsible for the climate crisis off the hook, and left those most impacted by it waiting for meaningful climate action
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    Deforestation Dividends

    Rainforest loss has devastating consequences for the climate, for forest-dwelling people and for biodiversity. Our investigation reveals just how much cash banks could have raked in from deforestation-linked deals
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    The true price of palm oil

    For the first time, we show how palm oil originating in Papua New Guinea and tainted by alleged human rights abuses finds its way into world famous brands, its harmful plantations enabled by iconic investors
    Land cleared for oil palm plantations in the Bainings region of East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea

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About us

Our world is in crisis: climate breakdown, corporations too powerful to hold to account and democracies teetering on the brink.

 It doesn’t have to be this way.

Our goal is a more sustainable, just and equal planet. We want climate-critical forests and biodiversity to thrive and fossil fuels to stay in the ground. We want corporations to respect the planet and human rights, governments to protect and listen to their citizens, and the online world to be free from misinformation and hate. 

Standard Index | May 19, 2021

Annual report 2020: time for a climate revolution

Today our mission of protecting the planet’s vital resources remains as critical as ever, but our ambition has grown. Find out about our impacts from the past 12 months, how our work is evolving and our plans for the future.
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Latest Investigations

Report | September 13, 2021

Last line of defence

2020 was once again the most dangerous year on record for people defending their land and our planet
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