Despite years of requests, Javanese villagers can't get the government to tell them the facts about their polluted river. Meanwhile, their fishing catches―and income―continue to decline.
Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia, and Thailand
Industrial facilities release upwards of 400 million tons of toxic pollutants into the world’s waters each year. Yet secrecy around the amount and type of chemicals that companies discharge is still the norm, especially in Asia. Contaminated water threatens the region’s poorest communities—those...
Improving communities’ health and environment through their right to access information and participate in decision-making
Improving transparency of concessions data—the who, what, when and where of commercial activities that drive over 60% of global deforestation—is critical to preventing forest loss.
This infographic maps linkages within the framework of the Paris Agreement, and its accompanying working paper explains how these linkages can be leveraged to improve the design of the Agreement’s rules and tools, streamline the negotiating process, and avoid duplication of effort.
The Project for Advancing Climate Transparency (PACT) consortium advances the development of robust and effective transparency and accountability rules and processes for the Paris Agreement on climate change. This working paper aims to lay the groundwork for the Paris Agreement’s transparency...
What's true for sports is true for tackling climate change: to make things happen, you have to agree on the rules of the game. Climate negotiators seeing in Bonn this month will be working to do just that to translate the vision of the Paris Agreement into action.
Global demand for timber, agricultural commodities, and extractives is a significant driver of deforestation worldwide. Transparent land-concessions data for these large-scale commercial activities are essential to understand drivers of forest loss, monitor environmental impacts of ongoing...