U istočnoj Srbiji nalazi se Bor, jedan od najzagađenijih gradova u toj zemlji. Dok mještani demonstriraju zbog zagađenog vazduha i vode, kineska rudarska kompanija „Serbia Zijin Copper“ koja upravlja velikim rudarsko-metalurškim kompleksom proširuje rudarske radove bez potrebnih dozvola, saglasnosti mještana i transparentnog procesa.
Just Finance International said the Zijin Mining project is one of the many highly polluting Chinese investments undertaken “without necessary environmental and social due diligence”
Analysis by Just Finance International found that Chinese state-owned enterprises entered into overseas coal power contracts worth more than $18bn in 2021
The Coalition for Monitoring Indonesia’s Infrastructure Development and supporting NGOs today called on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and the Indonesian Government to stop AIIB financing for the quarter-billion dollar Mandalika Urban Development and Tourism Project, following a communication from the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council.
Bor, in north-eastern Serbia, is one of the country’s most polluted cities. While citizens protest their toxic air and water, Chinese mining company Zijin, which runs the city’s large-scale copper mining and smelting complex, is expanding its operations without permits, local consent or transparency.
The undersigned organizations have written collectively to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to express their significant concerns about the highly limited call for public input on the draft updated text of the AIIB Energy Sector Strategy.
“I think the pledge is quite limited because it addresses the ‘new’ aspect only,” said Wawa Wang, program director of Just Finance International, adding that the government’s definition of “new” allows China to continue building dozens of plants.
We seek an independent and strategic campaigner who has demonstrated abilities in advocating for accountability and transparency, in support of those negatively affected by infrastructure and development projects supported by governments, development institutions and banks.
Wawa Wang (director, Just Finance) interviewed by the Financial Times on Chinese influence in Serbia.
Another important issue with regard to the war on Ukraine: the World Bank Group’s finance involving Russia and Belarus. We support the efforts of CEE Bankwatch, Ukrainian NGO Ecoaction and Urgewald’s joint letter to WB Executive Directors, urging them to stop equity investments, trade finance and guarantees involving entities linked to Russia and Belarus.