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

Top stories

  • Report

    Polluting the process

    The powerful Italian energy giant Eni is leading lobbying efforts in Europe, pushing for the EU to support climate-wrecking fossil gas - all whilst on the stand in the corporate corruption trial of the decade
  • Blog post

    Women defying the climate crisis: Hear their stories

    Across the world, women are leading the fight against the climate crisis. On International Women’s Day, Global Witness stands in solidarity with their actions and shares their stories so we can all learn from their success.
  • Article

    Why natural gas is dangerous for the climate

    Fossil fuel companies are keen to promote gas as the cleaner, greener fuel of the future. There’s just one problem – it’s not true. Fossil gas is just another fossil fuel
    Gas explainer video still
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. 

Report | July 29, 2020

Defending Tomorrow

Our annual report into the killings of land and environmental defenders in 2019 shows the highest number yet have been murdered in a single year

Latest Investigations

Longform | May 18, 2020

Annual Report 2019: Protecting People and Planet

Find out how we exposed the truth and achieved systemic change in 2019, thanks to the generosity of those who share our vision - and what lies ahead for our campaigns.
2019 Annual report longform background 2