Review of The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals require a managed decline of fossil fuel production

(By Kimberly Fraser) Leave it in the ground. That’s the two second take away from The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals require a managed decline of fossil fuel production, a report released by Oil Change in collaboration with 14 other organisations from around the world. However, a reader would be remiss not to … More Review of The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals require a managed decline of fossil fuel production

Canadian Jesuits Join Six Other Catholic Institutions in Announcing Commitment to Fossil Fuel Divestment

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) Seven Catholic institutions from across the globe announced their decision to divest from fossil fuels last week on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, culminating the Season of Creation celebrations with the largest faith-based divestment announcement to date. This latest commitment to divestment from within the Catholic Church highlights the growing … More Canadian Jesuits Join Six Other Catholic Institutions in Announcing Commitment to Fossil Fuel Divestment

Ordinary Malawians have Limited Protection Against a Growing Mining Industry

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) Villagers living adjacent to the World Heritage-listed Lake Malawi have been forced to give up their land and homes to mining companies with inadequate compensation, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. The report identified numerous issues of concern around the actions of mining companies searching for coal and uranium … More Ordinary Malawians have Limited Protection Against a Growing Mining Industry

Human Rights in European Business – A Practical Handbook for Civil Society Organisations and Human Rights Defenders

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi)  If you are a civil society organisation or legal professional working to defend the rights of vulnerable communities from the business practices and actions of foreign companies linked to European Union (EU) Member States, then this handbook may be of use to you. The handbook targets its practical guidance to cases of … More Human Rights in European Business – A Practical Handbook for Civil Society Organisations and Human Rights Defenders

Global Map of Environmental Injustice

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) The Environmental Justice Atlas, also known as EJAtlas, is an interactive database housing a wealth of information about ecological conflicts worldwide, through an accessible, colourful, and easy-to-use map.  You can access the map via: https://ejatlas.org/ The developers have defined ecological conflicts to be those led by mobilised communities and social movements against … More Global Map of Environmental Injustice

Report Highlights Environmental Concerns at McArthur River Mine

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) A report released this week by the Mineral Policy Institute calls on the operator of the McArthur River Mine to halt operations until a public commission of inquiry has examined how the mine intends to ensure the safety of its operations, and at what financial cost. As one of the world’s largest zinc, … More Report Highlights Environmental Concerns at McArthur River Mine

Fossil Fuel Divestment – Where do Jesuit Institutions Fit In?

 (by Boshra Yazahmeidi ) In July this year, youth attending World Youth Day sent an open letter to Pope Francis urging him to ensure that the Vatican cuts ties with the fossil fuel industry. Only a month earlier, four Australian Catholic orders made the decision to divest fully from fossil fuels in response to the Pope’s … More Fossil Fuel Divestment – Where do Jesuit Institutions Fit In?

The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative – Australia’s Journey to Compliance

The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative – Australia’s Journey to Compliance (by Boshra Yazahmeidi) Australia is the latest country to seek candidacy for the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) – a voluntary mechanism that promotes transparency, accountability, and good governance in the extractive industry sector. In a nutshell, compliance with the EITI requires participating minerals and … More The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative – Australia’s Journey to Compliance

Responsible consumption and production

(by Julie Edwards) Understanding the impact that our lifestyles have on the environment is key to bringing about behavioural change.  Waste, pollution and excessive consumption are all hurting the earth and its inhabitants, not just through climate change, but also by fuelling violence, mass displacement of people, degradation of land and unsustainable water practices. One … More Responsible consumption and production