Business & Human Rights

  • EC Seeks to Change Consumption Habits to Protect Forests

    August 01, 2019

    The European Commission (EC) has issued a communication announcing its plans to “reduce the footprint of EU consumption on land” and to promote the “consumption of products from deforestation-free supply chains” to protect forests across the globe.

  • Lawyer Calls for ICC Jurisdiction over Corporate Crime

    July 31, 2019

    Business and human rights lawyer Marie Davoise calls for governments to expand the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to include corporate criminal liability with the ultimate aim of encouraging national courts to assert jurisdiction over categories of international corporate crimes.

  • UNICEF Seeks Expansive Child Benefits Policies

    July 26, 2019

    The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has published global recommendations pushing for businesses and governments to adopt “family-friendly policies” including at least six months of combined paid leave for parents and universal access to childcare and child benefits.

  • UN-Supported Report Pushes for Transforming Agriculture

    July 26, 2019

    The UN Environment Programme has partnered with the World Resources Institute on a publication identifying a massive “greenhouse gas mitigation gap” in the global agriculture system that policymakers must close to “ensure there is adequate food for everyone without destroying the planet.”

  • WEF Creates “Policy Library” on Low-Emissions Mobility

    July 26, 2019

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a Shared, Electric and Automated Mobility (SEAM) Governance Framework “policy library” explaining how city leaders across the globe should reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting the use of higher occupancy and electric vehicles by their residents.

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