Mitigation

Businesses have an important role in mitigating climate change and its impacts on human rights by reducing or preventing emission of greenhouse gases.  Steps companies can take include improving energy efficiency of their operations and shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

A growing movement of NGOs, foundations, and universities is calling for divestment from fossil fuels, to speed a transition to less-polluting forms of energy.

The following are key investigations & reports related to responsibility of fossil fuel companies:

Philippines CHR investigation | UCS score companies

Subcritical Coal | Digging Deeper: Human rights impacts of coal

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29 December 2016

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15 December 2016

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14 December 2016

Report: Commitment to fossil fuel divestment increased significantly

Author: John Schwartz, New York Times (USA)

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7 December 2016

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23 November 2016

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