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by AGORA moderator
15 January 2018

ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Shell et ConocoPhillips, cinq géants pétroliers, sont attaqués en justice par la ville de New York, a annoncé son maire, Bill de Blasio. Qui retire aussi des fonds investis dans les énergies fossiles.

Bill de Blasio, le maire de la plus grande ville des Etats-Unis, a annoncé mercredi 10 janvier que la cité avait porté plainte auprès d’une cour fédérale et demandé des réparations à cinq géants pétroliers : ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Shell et...

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by AGORA moderator
19 December 2017

Human Rights Impacts of Extractive Industries on Indigenous Peoples

Widespread human rights violations associated with extractive projects on the lands of Indigenous peoples pose a serious challenge to sustainable development. As an expanding sector and a potentially important contributor to GDP, extractive industries are at the centre of many countries’ development strategies. However, while benefits from extractive projects accrue primarily on...

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by AGORA moderator
11 December 2017
Our e-Learning course on strong oversight of extractive industries is now available on AGORA. The course has been developed in collaboration with the Project for strengthening technical and functional skills of Supreme Audit Institutions, National Parliaments and Civil Society for the control of public finances in the PALOP and Timor-Leste (Pro PALOP-TL SAI). The project is fully funded by the European Union and managed directly by UNDP.
 
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by AGORA member
10 April 2017

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released its fourth REview for Parliamentarians which compiles the latest relevant information on renewable energy for legislators. The March 2017 issue is entirely dedicated to the 2017 IRENA Legislators Forum and covers in details the topics discussed and suggestions made by participants. It is currently being translated into Spanish, French and Arabic, and will be shortly accessible...

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by AGORA member
14 February 2017

 Several recent reports and developments have highlighted the risks and opportunities climate change can hold for investments and supply chains, as well as the potential of existing technologies to mitigate emissions on a significant, and perhaps unexpected, scale.

Entities Take Steps to Divest from...

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by AGORA moderator
17 January 2017

Extractive industries can have major impacts on sustainable development in resource-rich countries, including their achievement of the SDGs. On the one hand, the oil, gas and mining sectors contribute significantly to government revenues, providing critical economic development opportunities; they can boost economic growth and create opportunities for people, including increased employment...

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by AGORA moderator
12 December 2016

Energy experts from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) approved the Regional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (REEESAP) at a validation meeting held in...

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by AGORA moderator
16 November 2016

The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) is being held throughout the month of November in Marrakesh, Morocco. A few side events are taking place during the COP22, and on the 15th of November happened the Global Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference was held by the European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO...

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by Mathilde Tison
6 December 2016

Marrakech, Maroc - L'Humanité se souviendra du 4 novembre 2016 comme le jour où les pays du monde entier ont arrêté la marche vers une catastrophe climatique qui semblait inévitable et ont ouvert la voie à un avenir durable.

L'Accord de Paris sur le changement climatique, résultat des négociations climatiques les plus complexes, complètes et sensibles...

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