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ArticleEuropean banks and investors are investing over €700 million in two companies that are helping fuel violence against the people of South Sudan
Russian oil on EU soil: Bulgarian refinery skirts sanctions and buys Russian crude worth an estimated €1.1 billion in tax to the KremlinA joint investigation by Global Witness, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) reveals that a refinery in the European Union is exploiting sanctions exemptions and boosting Moscow's revenues from within the bloc’s borders
Campaign HubSince 2012, we have reported annually on killings of land and environmental defenders around the world.
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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.