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27 July 2015

So. Africa: NGOs host online launch of 'Ignorant Bliss': hard hitting documentary on the negative health impacts of coal

Author: groundWork, Friends of the Earth (So. Africa)

'Hard hitting SA coal and health documentary launched online', 27 July 2015:...The…groundWork and Friends of the Earth International film [The Bliss of Earth] investigates South Africa's complex relationship with…coal. Experts are predicting the...

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18 June 2015

So. Africa: Big business alleged to be behind delay in implementation of carbon tax

Author: Sipho Kings, Mail & Guardian (So. Africa)

'Big business stalls crucial carbon tax', 18 Jun 2015:…South Africa’s…treasury is finalising a carbon tax. First announced in 2010, it…was intended to change consumer and producer behaviour by making dirtier forms of production more expensive…The tax...

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30 April 2015

Eskom response to subcritical coal report

...Preparation for an extensive emission reduction programme is underway at Eskom to reduce emissions through actions including installing filters at existing power stations. The programme will cost about R72 billion in nominal terms and requires...

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15 April 2015

So. Africa: Human rights and business country guide exposes business sector human rights abuses

A country guide on business and human rights in South Africa has been produced by the South African Human Rights Commission together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights. the report seeks to raise awareness of the key human rights abuses...

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6 April 2015

Subcritical coal top 20: Engaging energy companies on climate & human rights impacts


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13 March 2015

US and Chinese companies dominate list of most-polluting coal plants

Author: Damian Carrington, Guardian (UK)

The 100 global power companies most at risk from growing pressure to shut highly polluting coal plants have been revealed in a new report from Oxford University....

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1 February 2015
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Author: Groupe Banque Mondiale

"Le potentiel transformateur de l’industrie minière - Une opportunité pour l’électrification de l’Afrique subsaharienne", ...

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29 September 2014

Dem. Rep. of Congo: NGOs raise concerns over potential negative impacts on local communities of "Inga III", the world’s biggest hydropower project

Author: Daniel Wesangula, The Guardian

"From Cape Town to Kinshasa: could the Great Inga dam power half of Africa?", 19 september 2014...

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1 January 2014

[PDF] Between activism and science: grassroots concepts for sustainability coined by Environmental Justice Organizations

Author: Joan Martinez-Alier (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) & others, Journal of Political Ecology

[Résumé aussi en Français / Resumen también en español] EJOs (environmental justice organizations) and their networks have introduced several concepts to political ecology that have also been taken up by academics and policy makers. In this paper, we...

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11 December 2013

10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the nominated companies to respond. Responses & non-responses provided]. The annual "Public Eye Awards", cordinated by Greenpeace Switzerland & Berne Declaration, are for companies with the ...

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