04 March 2021 - NPWJ News Digest on Environmental Justice & Human Rights


Carbon needs to be much pricier to limit climate change: Report
Aljazeera, 04 Mar 2021

A significant rise in carbon pricing is needed to achieve the goal of limiting the rise in global temperatures to within 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), according to a report by consultancy Wood Mackenzie.

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Race for EV batteries pits conservationists against green energy
Aljazeera, 03 Mar 2021

The clash of environmental priorities poses a quandary for President Biden who made promises to both groups of voters.

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Over half of global environmental defender murders in 2020 in Colombia: report
Mongabay, 02 Mar 2021

A recent report from Front Line Defenders revealed that in 2020, at least 331 environmental defenders were killed globally. Of the 331 murders registered last year, Colombia had the most murders at 177.

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Is it time for “ecocide” to become an international crime?
The Economist, 28 Feb 2021

A growing movement wants destruction of the environment to be treated like genocide and crimes against humanity.

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Colombia's apiarists say avocado buzz is killing bees
Phys.org, 26 Feb 2021

Hundreds of hives have been killed off in Colombia in recent years, and some investigations have pointed to fipronil, an insecticide banned for use on crops in Europe and restricted in the United States and China.

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