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Decarbonising aid: why the UK must end its overseas fossil fuel financing before COP26

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 12 June 2020
Campaigns: Aid, Climate

Under the terms of the Paris Agreement, signed April 2016, the UK government committed to making global financial flows “consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient […]

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Exiting the permanent crisis in the global south

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 23 April 2020
Campaigns: Aid, Trade

The case for a global financial reset in the wake of Covid-19 

Even in the wealthiest countries on earth, years of austerity combined with ‘market knows best’ ideology has hollowed out our ability to deal with coronavirus. But for many countries in the global south, the weakness of the public sector was not a democratic choice but was imposed by rich countries and international institutions like the IMF…

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A Covid-19 vaccine should be affordable for all

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 27 March 2020
Campaigns: Pharma

As coronavirus rips through the world, the race is on to find a vaccine for Covid-19. There are already reports of promising candidates as well the start of human trials. […]

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US-UK trade deal: Threats to the NHS and drug pricing

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 3 March 2020
Campaigns: Trade

In its negotiating objectives for a US-UK trade deal, the UK government has said: “…the National Health Service (NHS) will not be on the table. The price the NHS pays […]

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Doing more harm than good: Why CDC must reform for people and planet

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 15 February 2020
Campaigns: Aid

This report details the failures of the government’s development bank, CDC, to invest in a just and responsible way. Despite a series of reforms and promises to change, CDC continues […]

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Briefing: Making CDC work for people and planet

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 14 November 2019
Campaigns: Aid, Climate

This briefing highlights some of the major problems with the CDC and the projects it funds. We believe that these problems are not aberrations but are a product of the […]

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Exporting repression: How Britain is supplying surveillance technology to human-rights abusing countries

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 20 September 2019
Campaigns: Trade

By Mark Curtis and Matt Kennard The British government is continuing to approve the export of high-tech surveillance equipment and software of the type that is being used by states […]

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Democratic public ownership in the UK pharmaceutical sector

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 19 September 2019
Campaigns: Pharma

Working paper by Global Justice Now, Just Treatment and The Democracy Collaborative Today we have a public healthcare system that relies on privatised medicines (developed with public support) that are […]

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Five reasons modern trade deals are terrible for the climate

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 22 August 2019
Campaigns: Climate, Trade

Any lasting and just solution to climate change must lie in changing the economic and political structures that bind us to a high carbon model. Modern, mega trade deals will further entrench this model and make it all but impossible to reverse. This briefing outlines the reasons why we have to stop these trade deals if we are to successfully stop climate change.

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Lydian v Armenia

Type: Campaign briefings
Date: 26 July 2019
Campaigns: Trade

SUMMARY: Mining company threatened to sue when protestors blockaded a gold mine and government allowed the protest to go ahead STATUS: Starting AT STAKE: £2 billion DETAILS: Initial notification filed […]

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