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Think Global November 2013

November 2013

Act locally with the World Development Movement

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Campaign briefing: World forum on natural capital

November 2013

The first world forum on natural capital in Edinburgh, attended by global corporations, banks, accounting companies and governments, continues a process started in Rio+20 of privatising nature.

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Briefing: HSBC and fossil fuel finance

October 2013

Why the UK’s biggest bank needs to pull out of coal

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Think Global October 2013

October 2013

Act locally with the World Development Movement

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Bringing extraction back to the banks

September 2013

Stunt pack guide: Bringing extraction back to the banks

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Banking while Borneo burns

September 2013

The Republic of Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, is in the midst of a fossil fuel export boom. Until recently a member of OPEC and one of the world's biggest exporters of liquid natural gas, Indonesia has now become the world's biggest exporter of thermal coal, an industry centred in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.

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Think Global September 2013

September 2013

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Tricky questions: Carbon Capital

August 2013

Questions and answers about our Carbon Capital campaign

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Report: RBS’s true carbon emissions 2012

August 2013

An estimate of emissions resulting from energy loans made during 2012, illustrating the shortcomings of the existing reporting framework

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Think Global July/August 2013

July 2013

Act locally with the World Development Movement

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MEP briefing: Effective reforms for stable food prices

July 2013

Excessive financial speculation in commodity derivatives has significantly increased price volatility and inflation for staple foods and other commodities. This has had negative impacts for consumers and businesses in Europe and has contributed to significant increases in hunger and poverty globally.

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Think Global June 2013

June 2013

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Campaign briefing: Collective solutions to changing food prices

June 2013

Access to adequate food is a basic human need and right. However, throughout most of the world, it is distributed mainly through markets, meaning that access is determined by consumers’ ability to pay, and returns for producers are dependent on the market price. Changes in these prices can have dramatic consequences for people’s quality of life – especially those living in poverty. But collective solutions do exist, and are being put into practice around the world.

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The Cerrejón mine

May 2013

The Cerrejón coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia is the largest in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Its steady expansion since its founding in 1976 has led to the destruction of whole villages populated by local indigenous and Afro-Colombian people.

 

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Think Global May 2013

May 2013

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MP briefing: tackling hunger and protecting consumers

April 2013

In 2008, food prices reached record levels rising 80 per cent in 18 months then declining rapidly. Since 2009 prices have climbed again reaching a new record peak in early 2011 and have been at high levels since.

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Think Global April 2013

April 2013

Act locally with the World Development Movement

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Media Briefing: Web of Power

March 2013

The UK government and the energy-finance complex fuelling climate change

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Carbon Capital booklet

March 2013

Fossil fuel companies raise money through a mix of equity and debt. Large companies usually raise equity by selling shares, and the London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s leading share trading venues. The money mostly comes from ordinary people, but we have little say in the decision of fund managers to invest our pensions, insurance revenues and savings in extractive industries.

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Leaflet: Mapping dirty finance

March 2013

Map of destructive coal projects and their links to UK finance

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