The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted on 26 June to start elaborating an international, legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of Transnational Corporations (TNCs) with respect to human rights, reports Friends of the Earth International.
Dave Anthony says that an escape clause should be inserted into contracts to ensure that corporate projects unfriendly to the people and/or the environment can be terminated without compensation by subsequent administrations.
Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) is outraged that despite two impending judicial reviews at the Kuantan High Court and an appeal case for judicial review in Putrajaya, the government proceeded to issue a temporary operating licence (TOL) to Lynas yesterday.
With household debt and federal government debt indicators rising and natural resources being depleted, it cannot be business as usual for the Malaysian economy. Anil Netto says it is time for a radical re-think of the economy.
As the costs of subduing nature to build mega dams become more evident, we should combine the wisdom of traditional approaches with the potential of modern technology to devise policies that respect the limits of our ecosystems, writes Peter Bosshard.