New report on finance sector’s response to deforestation shows failure of voluntary banking initiatives to tackle deforestation and need for government regulation
Voluntary banking initiatives like the Soft Commodities Compact have clearly failed to rein in banks’ financing of global deforestation, which is helping drive the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and human rights abuses around the world.
Statement on the withdrawal of Global Witness’s report on Guyana’s oil sector
Statement on the withdrawal of Global Witness’s report on Guyana’s oil sector, Signed Away
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 statement on the draft Digital Services Act
We are disappointed the European Commission’s newly proposed Digital Services Act fails to establish any limits on the controversial practice of micro-targeting
Revised EU Energy regulation fails to deliver on urgent climate needs
Key EU energy policy fails to curb the excessive role of the fossil fuel industry in decision-making, and leave the back door wide open to public funds supporting fossil gas.
Congress passes historic anti-corruption provision, culminating decade-long fight to end anonymous companies in the US
This beneficial ownership provision, known as the Corporate Transparency Act, is the major step in closing the loopholes allowing financial crime to thrive in the US.
Joint Statement: in solidarity with Timnit Gebru
Along with the Google Walkout organisers, our organisations call on Google to strengthen its commitment to integrity, anti-racism, and adherence to the company’s own AI Principles in its research
Commodity traders ADM and Bunge linked to conflict-tainted palm oil in Indonesia
Global Witness investigation exposes how two US agribusiness giants – ADM and Bunge – source from Indonesian palm oil mills linked publicly to human rights abuses and land grabs.
New EU sanctions regime is an important achievement but leaves the door open to dirty money
Global Witness and 14 other organisations welcome adoption of a new sanctions regime by the European Union to target human rights abusers worldwide. However, we urge the EU to adopt a complementary sanctions regime targeting corrupt actors.
Nouveau régime de sanction européen : une avancée importante qui laisse toutefois la porte ouverte à l’argent sale
Global Witness et quatorze autres organisations saluent l'adoption par l’Union européenne d'un régime de sanctions visant les auteurs de violations des droits de l’homme à travers le monde. Nous exhortons néanmoins l’UE à adopter un régime de sanctions complémentaire ciblant les ressortissants de pays tiers liés à des actes de corruption, et à s'aligner aux autres régimes existants aux États-Unis ou au Canada, et en cours d'élaboration au Royaume-Uni.