Just Finance International and Environment Governance Institute Reject TotalEnergies’s Failed Due Diligence Practices in Uganda’s Oil Pipeline

Amsterdam and Kampala, January 12, 2023: Just Finance International takes note of TotalEnergies’ response to our investigative piece, “Risk of poverty after land acquisitions for Uganda’s mega oil pipeline”, published on the Business and Human Rights Centre website. Contrary to TotalEnergies’ claims, before publishing our piece, Just Finance International reached out twice to the EACOP… Continue reading Just Finance International and Environment Governance Institute Reject TotalEnergies’s Failed Due Diligence Practices in Uganda’s Oil Pipeline

FairPlanet: China’s no new coal overseas pledge has a big catch

Despite Beijing’s pledge to stop building overseas coal projects, dozens were found to have still gone ahead, and the energy efficiency of the existing ones also need improvement. About a year ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping made a pledge at a United Nations meeting that the enormous coal-fired power plants funder would halt any new projects overseas.… Continue reading FairPlanet: China’s no new coal overseas pledge has a big catch

A statement to the AIIB and the ITDC: Indonesian civil society rejects sham consultations and the use of state security in resolving land rights issues in the Mandalika project

In response to the sham consultation meeting organised by the Governor of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesian Civil Society calls out ITDC’s lack of willingness to resolve land disputes affecting Indigenous populations and rejects the continuous involvement of state security forces in the AIIB-financed Mandalika Urban Development and Tourism Project The Governor of West Nusa Tenggara… Continue reading A statement to the AIIB and the ITDC: Indonesian civil society rejects sham consultations and the use of state security in resolving land rights issues in the Mandalika project

Environment protection on hold as work to extract oil starts in Uganda

Protecting the environment and biodiversity was regarded as a key element in the planning of the East African crude oil pipeline (EACOP), the longest heated crude oil pipeline in the world. However, an undercover visit to Uganda’s Lake Albert region shows that the contractors, French company TotalEnergies and state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC),… Continue reading Environment protection on hold as work to extract oil starts in Uganda

China State Oil Company & TotalEnergies Oil Pipeline Project Jeopardizes Environment and Biodiversity

Just Finance International today called on Chinese state oil company CNOOC and French multinational oil and gas company TotalEnergies to strongly uphold their commitments to protect the environment and biodiversity Uganda’s Lake Albert region.

No New Gas and Immediate Transition to Renewables is Needed in Western Balkans, call CSOs

In the run-up to a summit between EU and Western Balkan leaders in Tirana on December 6th, we have sent a joint letter to the Ambassadors of the EU Permanent Representations to the EU, calling on the EU Council shift from the EU Commission’s focus on fossil gas. Our concern is that EU funds might… Continue reading No New Gas and Immediate Transition to Renewables is Needed in Western Balkans, call CSOs

Risk of poverty after land acquisitions for Uganda’s mega oil pipeline

The construction of the world’s longest heated crude oil pipeline between Uganda’s Lake Albert and the shoreline of Tanzania is threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of families. The companies responsible for the 1,443km pipeline, including China’s CNOOC and France’s TotalEnergies, are accused of providing inadequate compensation to displaced families, increasing the vulnerability of elderly and… Continue reading Risk of poverty after land acquisitions for Uganda’s mega oil pipeline

Uganda’s Oil Pipeline Project Threatens Livelihoods of Thousands of Displaced People 

Kampala, 16 November 2022:- A newly published field report by Just Finance International and the Environment Governance Institute in Uganda finds that Chinese state oil company CNOOC and French multinational oil and gas company TotalEnergies are complicit in threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of families who live between Uganda’s Lake Albert and the shoreline of… Continue reading Uganda’s Oil Pipeline Project Threatens Livelihoods of Thousands of Displaced People 

Wirtschafts Woche: While climate protection is being talked about, a new hotspot for mass tourism is being developed

G20 summit will take place in the holiday paradise of Bali from November 15 to November 16, 2022. Host country Indonesia has an ambitious strategy for the tourism sector: “Ten new Balis” are to be built. Satellite images from the neighboring island of Lombok show how vehemently investors and authorities are pushing through the mega-projects.“… Continue reading Wirtschafts Woche: While climate protection is being talked about, a new hotspot for mass tourism is being developed