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G20 suspension decision brings temporary relief but no lasting solution

Climate proof EFA

Release Date: 16 Apr 2020

G20 debt suspension decision will bring temporary relief but offers no lasting solution to debt crisis. This morning, the G20 governments announced they have agreed to temporarily suspend debt for the world's least developed countries in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The suspension covers debt payments by 77 countries to G20 and other governments from 1 May to the end of 2020, estimated to be $12 billion.

OceanaGold Philippines Shut Down – Villagers Blockade Site, Permit Renewal Withheld

Climate proof EFA, Mining

Release Date: 09 Aug 2019

Sydney / Ottawa – The Australian-Canadian mining company OceanaGold has been forced to cease mining for over a month at its Didipio copper-gold mine in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. The company faces a restraining order from municipal and provincial elected officials, a blockade of the site by Didipio villagers, most of whom are indigenous peoples, a lapsed mining permit,