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There is no climate justice without debt justice

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 20 September 2021
Campaigns: Aid, Climate

Although it might not seem obvious, the global debt system and climate change and inextricably linked, creating a vicious cycle of financial and ecological crises across the global south.

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Is the UK trying to delay its pledge to dump dirty development?

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 21 January 2021
Campaigns: Climate

The UK government has just launched a new consultation on how to stop funding fossil fuel projects in the global south. We need your help to send them a clear […]

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A victory for aid scrutiny

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 17 December 2020
Campaigns: Aid

Plans by the Leader of the House of Commons to abolish the International Development Committee after Christmas have been shelved. But there is still a long way to go to protect the 0.7%.

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Dirty development dumped

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 15 December 2020
Campaigns: Climate

The government has finally announced that it will soon stop funding fossil fuel projects in the global south. This is a huge win for the frontline communities and activists who have been opposing this climate hypocrisy for years.

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Peruvian protestors are facing police violence while standing up for democracy

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 15 November 2020

Reports suggest that protestors across Peru have been met with police violence as they demonstrate against the removal of President Martín Vizcarra by Congress. This is the latest in a series of attempted power grabs by parties in Peru’s Congress with worrying implications for the upcoming Presidential elections in 2021.

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The government is moving closer to ending its overseas fossil fuel support

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 8 October 2020
Campaigns: Climate

Time after time, the role of UK public finance institutions in fueling the climate emergency overseas has been exposed. Sustained civil society pressure has pushed the prime minister close to major announcement, but loopholes still remain.

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Beware the rose-tinted spectacles and don’t bank on a fossil free COP26 just yet

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 3 September 2020
Campaigns: Climate

Reports that the UK government may not accept sponsorship from fossil fuel corporations are falsely optimistic.

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#StopAidForProfit – ten shocking corporate projects supported by UK aid

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 20 July 2020
Campaigns: Aid

Boris Johnson’s announcement that DfID will abolished later this year has left many in the development sector with more questions than answers. But if previous experiences of “tied aid” and spending by CDC Group are anything to go by, the future of aid will see more money being shovelled into corporate pockets.

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Doing more harm than good? Our latest report on the UK’s development bank, CDC

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 15 February 2020
Campaigns: Aid

Amid the recent back and forth over whether the Department for International Development will be merged into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, very little attention has been paid to the […]

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Resisting Empire 2.0: why we’re protesting the UK-Africa Investment Summit

By: Daniel Willis
Date: 16 January 2020
Campaigns: Aid

For many, the idea of encouraging more foreign investment in African countries make sense. This is certainly the government’s hope as they approach the first UK-Africa Investment Summit, to be […]

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