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Fossil fuel interests unleash lobbying frenzy

A new briefing by UK-based think tank InfluenceMap summarises fossil fuel lobbying during the time of the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of Americans are dying, millions have filed for unemployment, and frontline health care workers are risking their lives as the…

Greenpeace wins legal challenge

UK government admits BP drilling permit process was unlawful. Greenpeace will now apply to have BP’s permit quashed on climate grounds. The government admits that it acted unlawfully in granting BP’s permit to drill for new oil in the North…

Women’s rights, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

Women’s organising in Kyrgyzstan serves as an example of the inseparable linkages between gender, environmental and economic justice. The sheer scale of the challenges faced by our planet is difficult to comprehend, but there is now at least recognition of…

Against insularity

In the age of pandemics and climate crisis, we must reject logics of insularity – we need a utopia that works for everyone. Why is it that so many utopian visions take the shape of islands? From the ancient Greek…

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