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24 November 2015

Digging Deeper: The Human Rights Impacts of Coal in the Global South

With the Paris Conference of Parties (COP) about to take place and the world trying to come to an agreement on how to cap our carbon emissions, the campaign to phase out coal -- the single largest source of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide -- has...

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16 September 2015

Companies need to be engaged more on Sustainable Development Goals, says sustainable business council head Peter Bakker

Author: Megan Rowling, Reuters

"Interview-Business yet to grasp role in new UN development goals", 14 Sep. 2015...

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10 August 2015
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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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