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Mining for essential minerals in Eastern Europe and Central Asia linked to rights abuses

Mining for essential minerals in Eastern Europe and Central Asia linked to rights abuses

A recent U.K. report documents over 400 human rights abuse claims in the mining sector of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, critical for the global shift to sustainable energy.

Katie Surma reports for Inside Climate News.

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Europe's court asserts climate safety as a human right, inviting new legal challenges

Europe's court asserts climate safety as a human right, inviting new legal challenges

Europe's leading human rights court has declared that protection from climate change is a fundamental human right, opening the door for individuals to sue their governments over environmental inaction.

Federica Di Sario reports for POLITICO.

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Chemours and DuPont's knowledge of PFAS risks leads to UN intervention

A United Nations human rights panel has spotlighted a North Carolina PFAS plant for its environmental negligence, highlighting the ongoing production of toxic chemicals despite known health risks.

James Bruggers reports for Inside Climate News.

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New study outlines key principles for effective natural climate solutions

A recent study highlights foundational and operational principles to guide the implementation of natural climate solutions, emphasizing sustainability and equity.

Spoorthy Raman reports for Mongabay.

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Youth climate activism & Gaza
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Biden needs his young climate activists. But they’re angry about the war in Gaza.

The tension is just one example of the growing divide between the president and his progressive base over his staunch support for Israel.
Cop28 activism crackdown
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Environmental campaigners filmed, threatened and harassed at Cop28

Indigenous campaigners, human rights defenders and climate activists say they are being silenced by fear of reprisals.

Honduran refugees climate displacement

They fled climate chaos. Asylum rules made for war might not help.

“We need protection,” one migrant at the U.S. border said. But the legal system for refugees never envisioned the millions displaced by global warming.
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