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Where are Extractive Industries in Climate Financing?

22 January 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi

Welcome to a critical exploration of one of the most pressing issues of our time: the environmental impact of extractive industries and their role in climate change. This episode promises to unravel layers of complexities surrounding this global challenge, blending urgent global concerns with striking local narratives.

In this podcast, we confront a startling reality presented by the United Nations Environment Programme: extractive industries are responsible for half of the world’s carbon emissions, significantly contributing to air, water, and land pollution.

This global issue hits closer to home with tangible examples – from the oil production in Nigeria causing severe environmental degradation to the landmark class action lawsuit in Zambia’s Kabwe district, where women and children accuse Anglo-American of lead poisoning. The latter not only highlights the environmental crisis but also brings to light the legal battles and corporate accountability.

Transitioning to Lesotho, we dive into a confidential report exposing toxic mining effluent in key rivers, a revelation that spotlights the devastating environmental impacts in less-discussed regions. This brings us to a pivotal question: Where are extractive industries in climate financing? Are you ready to dive in? Your next step is just a download away.

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