Blog • Climate Action & Environmental Protection


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

Indigenous Leader Faces Murder Attempt, Death Threats Amid Intensifying Land Grabbing and Deforestation in the Brazilian Cerrado

Agribusiness companies operating in the Brazilian Cerrado continue to drive violence, intimidation, and dispossession against Indigenous leaders, traditional communities and environmental human rights defenders Read More

Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Escalating Conflict by Astra Agro Lestari in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Rather than pursuing a peaceful resolution following these recent business suspensions, Astra Agro Lestari is fomenting further violence and intimidation. Read More

Managing to Fight Disinformation

Disinformation is a threat to the stability of democracy and undermines our ability to tackle nearly every problem we face — from addressing climate change to securing LGBTQ+ rights to ensuring public health. Read More