President Biden must declare a climate emergency and use his full powers to combat the climate crisis
President Biden has yet to declare the patently obvious, that the world is experiencing a climate emergency. Global Witness is among over 1,000 organizations who have urged the US President to issue an emergency declaration that would unleash the full power of the presidential authority to address the greatest existential crisis the world is facing.
Urgent US Legislation Needed to Protect World’s Forests
Global Witness calls on US Congress to pass urgently needed legislation to end financing of deforestation, which is a leading cause of climate-critical forest destruction.
IPCC Report – The climate crisis is becoming “the humanitarian crisis of our time”
New report underlines urgent action needed now on the climate crisis
IPCC report shows time has run out for incremental, tokenistic policies and empty words on the climate crisis
Global Witness warns of “unthinkable catastrophe” unless urgent and systemic action is taken to keep fossil fuels in the ground, end deforestation and hold corporates to account for their impact on the environment and human rights
YouGov poll finds majority of British public want the UK to lead world on tackling climate change
More than two thirds of the British public want to see the UK as world leader on climate change
No loopholes, no exceptions – Government review must ban funding fossil fuels abroad
Responding to encouraging media reports that Boris Johnson has ordered a review into the UK’s funding of fossil fuels overseas, Global Witness is calling on the UK Government to unequivocally announce such a ban, with no loopholes or exceptions
New data shows in the past year UK supported over £750m in fossil fuels overseas
GW analyses new UKEF data
A letter to the Consumer Goods Forum: It’s Time to Stop the Fires and Deliver on ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ Commitments
Companies should be delivering on crucial deforestation commitments.
EU response to Coronavirus must not lock countries into a fossil fuel economy
Global Witness warmly welcomes the public statement from Climate Ministers from 10 EU countries that we need to “withstand the temptations of short-term solutions in response to the present [Coronavirus] crisis that risk locking the EU in a fossil fuel economy for decades to come.”
UK Government refuses to release emissions data of taxpayer-funded investment group – until after climate summit
The data won't be released until at least 2021
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