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
Global Witness calls on EHRC and ICO to investigate Facebook for breaking anti-discrimination and data protection laws
We are submitting complaints to both regulatory bodies, calling for investigations into whether the algorithms used to promote job ads infringe the Equality Act and the data protection laws outlined in GDPR
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
Facebook ad targeting could be used to incite sectarian violence
Investigation shows that highly inflammatory content targeted at people across the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland was approved for use on Facebook shortly before riots took place in the country
Cross-party support for UK Environment Bill to tackle role of UK banks in funding global deforestation, with £900m funnelled into forest-risk commodities in 2020
As the UK Environment Bill is debated in Parliament today, MPs, civil society and indigenous leaders in forest-rich countries are calling for the legislation to be strengthened to tackle the crucial role of the UK financial sector in bankrolling global deforestation.
Joint statement on the UK's new anti-corruption sanctions regime
Launch of the UK’s independent anti-corruption sanctions regime is an important step forwards in tackling kleptocracy, says NGO coalition
Majority of global CCS plants being used to extract more fossil fuels
New research says Carbon capture won't help to reach Paris climate goals
Global Witness response to UK government announcement on new deforestation law
While we welcome the UK government’s commitment to introduce legislation to tackle the UK’s role in global deforestation, the government’s proposals do not go far enough.
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
Global Witness, BankTrack and 19 other civil society organisations call on UK government not to leave finance out of a proposed new law on deforestation
Today, over twenty organisations sent an open letter to the UK government calling for the finance industry not to be left out of a proposed new law to tackle the UK’s contribution to global deforestation
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