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The MDBs and a Just, Paris-aligned Recovery

8 Jun 2020

The MDBs and a Just, Paris-aligned Recovery – If you missed the Big Shift webinar catch up here! A Paris-aligned and just recovery to Covid-19 by the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) is a vital part of the global response. On 28th May, members of  the Big Shift Global Coalition organised a webinar to discuss this […]

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#BlackLivesMatter

8 Jun 2020

By Tasneem Essop, CAN International Executive Director We are bearing witness to unprecedented actions by the Trump-led government in the US. The deployment of the military on domestic soil is not only unconstitutional, but also a chilling signal that America is hurtling towards fascism. Trump has, in effect, declared war on his own citizens. We […]

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Typhoon Vongfong Displaces 150,000 during a Pandemic in the Philippines

4 Jun 2020

"Already stretched having to deal with the devastating effects of Covid-19, the Philippines faced a double whammy when Typhoon Vongfong made landfall on May 15 forcing the mass evacuation of up to 150,000 into emergency shelters. Having to deal with a humanitarian crisis during a pandemic requiring social distancing was described as complicated. According to […]

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Why Indonesia should Raise Climate Ambition

2 Jun 2020

By: Nithi Nesadurai, CAN Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator If there is one country which raises the profile of Southeast Asia and ASEAN, it is Indonesia. First and foremost, because of its huge geographic spread, population of more than 273 million and membership to G20. Additionally, as one of the world’s 12 most mega biodiversity countries, […]

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Africa Day 2020 – An open letter calling on the AfDB to stop funding fossil fuels

25 May 2020

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U.S. Faith-Based Coalition Calls on World Bank to Take Climate Action in the Time of COVID

20 May 2020

A coalition of faith-based organizations in the United States will launch a campaign tomorrow in support of Big Shift, a global effort calling on the World Bank to end all support for fossil fuels and shift investment to renewable energy access in the time of COVID-19 and beyond. The World Bank continues to subsidize fossil fuels, which fans the flames of the ongoing climate emergency, despite scientific evidence showing the impact of continued investment and usage of such fuels. The campaign, which will drive support for a petition to World Bank President David Malpass, begins tomorrow and will be promoted through May 24th.

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Blog 13.05.20 – COVID-19 Recovery and Renewable Energy in Africa

13 May 2020

Eugene N Nforngwa – Thematic Lead for Just Transition and Energy Access at the Pan-African Climate and Environmental Justice Alliance (PACJA) and Programmes Advisor at the Africa Coalition for Sustainable Energy and Access (ACSEA) explains why renewable energy and a just recovery are vital in the Covid-19 response plans for Africa.

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Blog 17.04.2020 – A Time to Change

17 Apr 2020

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic could be understood as a dress rehearsal for climate change. The impact of this virus exposes the fragilities in our current systems for health care, social security, food and sanitation, and climate change will place increased stress on these systems in the years and decades to come. To survive, our response to the crisis must increase our resilience and minimise climate change as much as possible.

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World Bank Directors urged to intervene in Guyana’s oil development over conflict of interest

16 Apr 2020

World Bank Directors urged to intervene in Guyana’s oil development over conflict of interest 

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Blog: Multilateral Development Banks must implement a sustainable recovery from Covid-19

14 Apr 2020

The global response to the coronavirus crisis continues to gather pace and emergency responses supporting health services and economies are vital at this stage for many across the globe. Just like the Covid-19 crisis, the impacts of climate change will be felt more acutely by the poorest and most vulnerable people. It is vital that the stimulus packages supported by MDBs address this and respond to both crises.

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