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Leaked Ugandan oil contracts will put more in state coffers but could leave people and environment at risk

Leaked Ugandan oil contracts will put more in state coffers but could leave people and environment at risk

Ugandan oil contracts seen by Global Witness show that the Government has got a better financial deal for the country’s oil but has failed to include robust measures to protect human rights and the environment. These contracts determine what share of oil revenues Uganda will get and almost every aspect of its relationship with the contracting oil companies. Until now, these contracts have not been public.
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US$150 million partnership between Norway and Liberia to stop logging could signal a bold new direction for Liberia’s forest economy

US$150 million partnership between Norway and Liberia to stop logging could signal a bold new direction for Liberia’s forest economy

In a US$150 million deal announced at today’s UN Climate Summit in New York, the Government of Norway is partnering with the Government of Liberia to halt the destruction of Liberia’s rainforest. As Liberia contends with a horrifying Ebola outbreak, this partnership will reduce incentives for the country to liquidate its forests for cash, and will help put the country’s shattered economy on a more sustainable path towards poverty reduction and environmental protection. Read more

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