Blog • Climate Action & Environmental Protection


How Institutions like the World Bank Group Finance Fossil Fuels

The World Bank Group's mission is to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity on a livable planet. Read More

Five Things the Movie Her Got Wrong, and a Bit Right

OpenAI, Google, and others are rapidly trying to outdo each other while making promises about “safety” that they just as quickly throw out the window, trampling the rights of women, minorities, artists, and journalists along the way. Read More

Are Your Internet Habits Killing the Planet?

Individual behavior changes alone won’t solve the problem of a high-polluting internet. Ultimately, what’s needed is systemic change from tech companies and fossil fuel companies. Read More

A Risky Bet: The IMF’s Role in Mozambique’s LNG Development

Serious financial, social, environmental, and climate risks aside, the development of LNG in Mozambique has also been tangled up in a corruption scandal of international scale, and a devastating militarized conflict impacting over a million people. Read More

Tree-hugging, dam-fighting green legend dies at 80

Brent Blackwelder, a longtime environmentalist and self-avowed “tree hugger” who prodded politicians for decades, has died. He was 80. Read More

A Preacher’s Son, Mathematician, Philosopher, Advocacy Father and Renaissance Man: A Tribute to Dr. Brent Blackwelder, President Emeritus at Friends of the Earth

Thanksgiving Day, 2023, our planet lost one of her great champions. Terry, Matthew and Laura lost a husband and father. I lost my mentor and advocacy father: Dr. Brent Blackwelder. Read More

How New York Can Tackle Deforestation and Jumpstart A Historic Path To Climate Justice 

A powerful group of Indigenous leaders and climate justice organizers used the stage of New York’s Climate Week to build momentum for the New York Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act.   Read More

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Climate Wildfire?

New technology like artificial intelligence (AI) is entering increasingly widespread use with essentially no safety checks at all. Read More

Multilateral banks’ investments in industrial livestock undermine their Paris climate commitments

As world leaders meet tomorrow in Paris to discuss the role of public finance in addressing “climate change and the global crisis”, delegates should press multilateral development banks (MDBs) to invest in line with the Paris Agreement Read More

60,000 activists tell JPMorgan Chase: Denounce, divest and defund Formosa Plastics’ toxic and racist petrochemical complex

Even though JPMorgan Chase has made pledges to “responsibly invest” & support racial equity, it is the largest US financier of the plastics industry. Read More