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Reports allege abuses by Glencore in Peru and Colombia, and the banks funding them

Mining giant Glencore continues to commit serious environmental and human rights violations in its mines in Peru and Colombia despite public promises to respect human rights and the environment, according to three news reports by advocacy organizations.

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Glencore’s record questioned amid Teck coal mine takeover

Teck’s plan to sell its Elk Valley coal mines to Swiss mining giant Glencore has raised alarm bells on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border amid negotiations over an international inquiry into extensive water contamination from the mines.

How Colombia plans to keep its fossil fuels in the ground

How Colombia plans to keep its fossil fuels in the ground

The country’s new president has been vocal about plans to leave fossil fuel extraction behind. But the country faces an uphill struggle to do this in practice.
Glencore will pay $1.1 billion to settle bribery and price-fixing charges

Glencore will pay $1.1 billion to settle bribery and price-fixing charges

U.S. prosecutors said the settlement followed “a multiyear scheme to manipulate benchmarks used to set prices for oil at two of our country’s busiest ports.”
Glencore faces call from activist to sell coal assets

Glencore faces call from activist to sell coal assets

The commodities giant is the last of the world’s large miners to retain a presence in thermal coal, a currently lucrative business but one seen by some as harmful to the environment.
In a fight over a Colombian coal mine, COVID-19 raises the stakes
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In a fight over a Colombian coal mine, COVID-19 raises the stakes

The Indigenous Wayuu people have long battled the Cerrejón coal mine. Amid Covid-19, they're now appealing to the U.N.
Coal giant Glencore says its carbon emissions will fall 30% by 2035
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Coal giant Glencore says its carbon emissions will fall 30% by 2035

Mining giant Glencore has predicted its carbon footprint will shrink by almost a third by 2035, but will not set climate targets for the company.

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