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Coal ransom: How the Energy Charter Treaty drove up the costs of the German coal phase-out

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 22 April 2022
Campaigns: Climate, Trade

The risk of being sued in ‘corporate courts’ in the Energy Charter Treaty drove up the cost of the coal phase-out in Germany up to twelve times. This is a […]

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ISDS files – Anglo American v Colombia

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 31 March 2022
Campaigns: Climate, Trade

UK mining giant, Anglo American is suing Colombia after a Colombian court prevented the expansion of the Cerrejón open cast coal mine. Case file summary.

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MP briefing on TRIPS waiver, January 2022

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 11 January 2022
Campaigns: Pharma

Briefing for the backbench debate ‘Global Vaccine Access’. The TRIPS Waiver and why it matters 13 January 2021  

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Debt and the Climate Crisis: A Perfect Storm

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 28 September 2021
Campaigns: Aid, Climate

This new joint briefing explains why debt justice is key to addressing the climate crisis.

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Financing justice? UK climate finance and how to increase ambition at COP26

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 22 September 2021
Campaigns: Climate

In 2010, rich countries pledged to provide $100 billion a year in climate finance to the global south by 2020, but fell well short. Official estimates suggest that rich countries […]

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Briefing: Corporate courts vs the climate

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 16 September 2021
Campaigns: Climate, Trade

Climate finance for low-income countries is already abysmally insufficient. But thanks to corporate courts, rich countries could end up paying nearly as much to fossil fuel companies as they do […]

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End the debt trap: Cancel Zambia’s debt

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 6 July 2021
Campaigns: Aid

Briefing and leaflet for Scottish supporters Covid-19 exacerbated an already growing sovereign debt crisis across much of the global south. The pandemic is predicted to push over a hundred and […]

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A Five Step Plan for a People’s Vaccine

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 20 May 2021
Campaigns: Pharma

People’s Vaccine Policy Manifesto May 2021 The world is facing a vaccine apartheid – billions of people are unprotected facing the threat of illness and death from this cruel disease. […]

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Fighting for a People’s Vaccine briefing

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 10 February 2021
Campaigns: Pharma

Covid-19 vaccines are crucial to help end this pandemic. But as wealthy countries roll out vaccine programmes, countries in the global south are left with little or none. Even though […]

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Under the radar: Private sector debt and coronavirus in developing countries

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 14 October 2020
Campaigns: Aid, General

The G20 must step in and compel private creditors to cancel the debts of developing countries to avoid the loss of many more lives.

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