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Why we need a Fossil Fuel Treaty – Scotland briefing

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 25 May 2023
Campaigns: Climate

The call for fossil fuel companies such as Shell and BP to pay reparations for the damage they’ve done to the climate and the losses they’ve caused, particularly in the […]

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What’s wrong with the Pacific trade deal?

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 30 March 2023
Campaigns: Climate, Trade

The UK government has just signed an agreement to join the Pacific trade deal (CPTPP). That’s bad news for the climate, for food standards, for democracy and for global inequality. […]

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Making polluters pay climate reparations

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 6 February 2023
Campaigns: Climate

At the COP27 climate talks in 2022, countries finally agreed to set up an international compensation fund for lower income countries facing loss and damage due to climate change. We’re […]

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Reparations and climate justice

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 28 September 2022
Campaigns: Climate

Before, at and since COP26, climate and social justice movements have been talking about the need for climate reparations. Of course, broader demands for reparations have a far longer history, […]

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The Financial Services and Markets Bill: a speculator’s charter

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 1 September 2022
Campaigns: Food, General

The Financial Services and Markets Bill is a massive, deregulatory piece of legislation currently making its way through parliament. As part of the British government’s disengagement from EU rules on […]

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Briefing for councillors on the climate and ecological emergency

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 17 July 2022
Campaigns: Climate

Globally, many of the most effective initiatives in relation to climate change have come from local councils and the majority of our local councils have recognised the urgency of the […]

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Ten reasons why we need a new pharma system

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 1 July 2022
Campaigns: Pharma

Big pharma companies have profiteered of the pandemic instead of sharing their vaccine recipes and intellectual property. But this wasn’t a glitch in the system. Pharma companies have behaved like […]

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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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