Major dam project in one of Africa’s oldest national parks could breach Congolese law and threatens forests and biodiversity in DRC, with Chinese dam-builder backed by international investors
New analysis shows how the Sombwe Dam project in DRC threatens tropical forests, rare species and conservation efforts in Upemba National Park
New proposed EU law to tackle global deforestation lacks ambition on finance and human rights
The European Commission’s long-awaited draft law designed to curb EU-driven global deforestation is an important step but contains serious gaps and loopholes which risk limiting its impact
Global banks' and investors' pledges at COP26 doomed to fail if not backed up with regulation
Today’s COP26 announcement that global firms that control $130tr of financial assets have committed to align themselves to the Paris Climate Agreement 1.5C warming limit are doomed to fail unless governments bring in strong laws to hold them to their word
The money pipeline fuelling deforestation must stop now
We don't need governments to stand on the sidelines and champion voluntary initiatives that assume finance will fix itself. We need regulation that puts binding obligations on financial institutions
New data highlights importance of including beef in Environment Bill to tackle UK’s complicity in global deforestation
Today, new UK government data showed UK consumption of beef and leather accounts for the biggest share of the UK’s imported deforestation footprint
Top global banks and investors made an estimated $1.74 billion in income since Paris Climate Agreement from deals with agribusinesses linked to destruction of climate-critical forests and human rights abuses
New investigation reveals for the first time how much financial institutions in UK, EU, US, and China could have made from deals with agribusiness firms linked to deforestation and associated abuses
Household brands and global financiers including BlackRock linked to clearance of tropical rainforest, human rights abuses in Papua New Guinea
Undercover investigation reveals tainted palm oil has been sold on to household brands including Kellogg’s, Nestlé, and The Hershey Company
US Congress must pass new bill to help end deforestation around the world
The US should seize the opportunity to be a leader in promoting good governance, protecting indigenous people, and end its complicity in the destruction of the world’s climate-critical forests.
Open letter to the UK Prime Minister: Take action to protect the Amazon
The destruction of the Amazon has dire implications for global efforts to avoid dangerous climate change but there is much the UK can still do
Global Witness response to G7 Nature Compact agreement
The G7 leaders’ Nature Compact has rightly recognised they need to do more to safeguard forests. This must now be backed up by all G7 members, and other key consumer countries, bringing forward legislation to end their countries’ complicity in global forest destruction ahead of COP26.
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