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Report: More Than 150 Land Defenders Murdered So Far This Year

HeadlineOct 13, 2017
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The climate change chaos comes as an investigation by The Guardian and Global Witness says more than 150 environmental activists and land defenders have been murdered this year alone, meaning 2017 is slated to be the deadliest year on record. Billy Kyte of Global Witness said, “Investors too have blood on their hands. They should not invest in projects linked to abuses and must speak out when defenders are threatened.” A new report by the group Oil Change International says the world’s largest international development banks invested more than $5 billion in coal, oil and gas projects last year alone. Environmental activists are calling for these banks to divest from fossil fuel extraction.

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