Posts Tagged with "environment"

Investor Summit: Bank of America puts our Climate at Risk

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Investor Summit: Bank of America puts our Climate at Risk

This post is by Yann Louvel, BankTrack Climate and Energy Campaign Coordinator. Earlier this month, Bank of America participated in the 2014 Investor Summit on Climate Risk as the “convening sponsor” of the event. While there was a lot of talk about the urgency of the problem of tackling climate change, there were a few things the [...]

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5 Reasons the TransPacific Partnership Fast Track Must Be Stopped

Monday, January 27, 2014

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5 Reasons the TransPacific Partnership Fast Track Must Be Stopped

Time is running out to stop a secretive global trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership from getting Fast Track status at the end of January. “Fast Track” means the U.S. Congress would essentially forfeit its constitutionally protected duty to determine U.S. trade policy by giving the executive branch the authority to negotiate and finalize the [...]

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Banking on Coal: New BankTrack Report Highlights Bank Complicity in Global Coal Mining Boom

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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Banking on Coal: New BankTrack Report Highlights Bank Complicity in Global Coal Mining Boom

“Most innovative investment bank for climate change.” – Citigroup “Mak(ing) your life greener and help(ing) tackle climate change.” – Morgan Stanley “Financing a low carbon economy.” – Bank of America When banks tout slogans such as these, you might expect them to mean that they plan to phase out financing for coal, the single largest [...]

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Buddhist Monks Leading Movement To Save Areng Valley In Cambodia

Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Buddhist Monks Leading Movement To Save Areng Valley In Cambodia

A $3,000 grant through RAN’s Protect-An-Acre program is supporting Mother Nature, a Cambodian movement of Buddhist monks, environmental activists and remote communities fighting for the cancellation of the proposed Cheay Areng dam in the Areng Valley of southwest Cambodia. The dam would flood up to 50,000 acres of forest, half of which is part of [...]

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RAN Channels Small Grants to Two Major Indigenous Mobilizations in South America

Friday, October 25, 2013

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RAN Channels Small Grants to Two Major Indigenous Mobilizations in South America

Indigenous communities are mobilizing in Brazil and Ecuador, challenging the respective national governments’ plans to push large-scale expansion of oil development in the rainforest (Ecuador) and clear the way for roads, dams, agribusiness and development of other mega-projects (Brazil) that would devastate ecosystems and undermine the internationally recognized standard of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent [...]

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Coal India to Investors: What’s a Few Billion Tons of Coal Between Friends?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Coal India to Investors: What’s a Few Billion Tons of Coal Between Friends?

Yesterday, Greenpeace and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) released a report that reveals that Coal India, the world’s largest coal miner, may be overstating its coal reserves by an estimated 3.5 billion metric tons. As the company and its bankers prepare a new offering of Coal India shares to the investing [...]

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Grassy Narrows Celebrates 10 Years of Historic Blockade

Monday, December 3, 2012

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Grassy Narrows Celebrates 10 Years of Historic Blockade

On December 2, 2002 the Indigenous youth of the Grassy Narrows First Nation lay down in the path of industrial logging machines—blocking access to their tribal homeland in Northern Ontario, Canada. The action, led by women and youth, sparked the longest standing Indigenous logging blockade in North America. Since 2004, RAN has worked closely with [...]

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KI Nation Paddles 300 km to Protect their Wild Watershed

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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KI Nation Paddles 300 km to Protect their Wild Watershed

Canada’s Boreal forest is part of the world’s largest land-based carbon storehouse. It is also the world’s greatest reservoir of fresh water, and is among the largest unlogged forests left on the planet. But the Boreal has been under threat for years, and, as is often the case, local Indigenous peoples who live in and [...]

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Deep in the Amazon, A Story is Waiting to be Told

Friday, June 15, 2012

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Deep in the Amazon, A Story is Waiting to be Told

Media technologies and professional skills are valuable tools that enable Indigenous communities living in rainforests around the world to communicate about the crisis of deforestation through sharing their stories, language, and art. Amazon Voice, a great new NGO that is working directly with the local Amazon communities based on a foundation of reciprocity and mutual [...]

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Bank of America: Strong on Rhetoric, Weak on Climate & Coal

Monday, June 11, 2012

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Bank of America: Strong on Rhetoric, Weak on Climate & Coal

Bank of America released its new environmental initiative this morning, grandly declaring that “Today’s announcement builds on Bank of America’s legacy of leadership in the environmental arena.” While the bank’s initiative focuses on its financing of renewable energy, key construction projects and reduction of its own operational emissions (emissions from its buildings and facilities), the [...]

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