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The Hunger Games

The UK government is yet again undermining grassroots poverty alleviation by channelling UK aid towards huge agribusiness. The Hunger Games, a report recently published by War on Want, criticises the Department for International Development (DfID) for working with the ‘who’s who’ of agrochemical and GM seed companies including Monsanto, Unilever and Syngenta.

Complaint filed against British coal miner GCM over Bangladesh mine

  • Protest at London AGM today
  • Emails reveal UK government attempts to avoid disclosing relationship with GCM

Campaigners have filed a complaint against British coal miner GCM Resources over a controversial open-pit coal mine in Bangladesh, ahead of the company’s AGM in London today.

Still the greenest government ever? A cartoon for WDM by Ben Jennings

 

The green promises have turned toxic.

And in Ben Jennings’ depiction, so too have Cameron and Osborne.

Cartoon of Cameron and Osborne - Gang Green

David Cameron made the headlines back in 2006, visiting the Arctic and posing for photos with huskies to prove his green credentials.

Protest to stop coal mine's "irreversible damage"

Thursday 20th December, 10am

London

Join a protest at the AGM of GCM Resources, a multinational corporation who hope to profit from an open cast coal mine that would displace 130,000 people in Bangladesh. A UN Special Rapporteur warned that the proposed mine would do "irreversible damage to water sources" that 220,000 local people depend on.

No mine in Phulbari

When: Thursday 20th December, 10am to 11.30am

Low emissions cuts by rich countries overshadowed Doha climate conference

The 18th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 18) took place in Doha, Qatar between 26 November and 8 December. Like last year’s conference in Durban, the stakes were high, with the world coming ever closer to the point of no return on climate change and the Kyoto Protocol, the world’s only legally binding emissions reductions treaty, due to expire at the end of 2012.

Ed Davey, climate finance and big business

During the first week of the UN Climate talks in Doha, campaigners from Kingston and Richmond World Development Movement group met with Ed Davey, secretary of state for energy and climate change, to discuss the government’s contributions to climate finance. As WDM members, the group were concerned that the UK is pushing developing countries deeper into debt through climate loans.

The stakes are high in Doha

Guest blog by WDM ally Lidy Nacpil, from the Jubilee South Movement on Debt and Development Asia Pacific, writing from the UN climate talks in Doha, Qatar.

Doha: UK climate finance pledge conceals pro-corporate agenda

The World Development Movement has warned that the climate finance the UK government has announced it will provide to developing countries risks putting money meant to help the poor into the hands of multinational companies.

The UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said today it would spend £1.8 billion between 2013 and 2015 to help poor countries adapt to climate change and develop clean energy.

Bolivian civil society COP18 statement - Doha

This statement was put out by some civil society groups in Bolivia, including WDM allies, ahead of the UN climate talks taking place in Doha at the moment.

"With the knowledge that we face a global climate emergency - and as the 18th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change meets in Doha, Qatar - Bolivian civil society organisations notes:

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