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

Uganda’s Oil Pipeline Project Threatening 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… 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

Indonesian civil society calls for the cancellation of the World Superbike event to honours victims of forced evictions who have yet to receive compensation and resettlement

In response to the World Superbike Event held at the Mandalika International Street Circuit, Lombok “Impoverished Indigenous Sasak communities continue to be intimidated into giving up their ancestral lands in Mandalika (Lombok, Indonesia),  the World Superbike event should be canceled to honor thousands of victims of forced evictions who have yet to receive adequate compensation… Continue reading Indonesian civil society calls for the cancellation of the World Superbike event to honours victims of forced evictions who have yet to receive compensation and resettlement

Ahead of AIIB Annual Meeting, Indonesian Civil Society Demands Bank Ends Reprisals & Intimidation of Indigenous Communities in Mandalika

Mandalika, Indonesia, 25 October 2022: Ahead of this week’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) annual meeting (26-27 October), the Indonesian Coalition for Monitoring Infrastructure Development has published a statement exposing the evictions and intimidation carried out against Indigenous Sasak people on the Indonesian island of Lombok, as a result of the AIIB-funded Mandalika Urban and… Continue reading Ahead of AIIB Annual Meeting, Indonesian Civil Society Demands Bank Ends Reprisals & Intimidation of Indigenous Communities in Mandalika

Serbia’s Chinese-Built Coal-Fired Power Plant Deals Blow to Climate and Health

Just Finance International is calling on the Chinese authorities to honor President Xi’s September 2021 pledge to ‘not build new coal-fired power projects abroad’, by immediately exiting the Tuzla 7 project”

Information (DK): For ten years, Serbia has been in the EU’s waiting room, while China is making its mark on the country – and its environment

The sound of explosions, heavy dust in the air and polluted rivers plague the residents of the Serbian mining town of Bor, where a Chinese company bought the mine in 2018. The cooperation between the EU candidate country Serbia and China has intensified in recent years, but there are both environmental and political risks with the Chinese projects – and growing local opposition

Chinese Contractor’s Offer for Bosnia’s Tuzla 7 Coal Power Plant Rejected

Just Finance International welcomes the July 14th announcement by the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH) government that it will reject a proposal for an alternative Chinese subcontractor for the proposed Tuzla 7 coal fired power plant, and calls on the Federation of BiH Parliament to choose to ditch the plant’s construction.

Legal Memo on Chinese investments in Serbia Shows Weakened Rule of Law, Leading to Forced Labour and Human Rights Abuses

Ahead of this week’s European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) vote on Serbia, Just Finance International and Serbia’s Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) today published a legal analysis detailing how a weakening of law and transparency in Serbia has provided loopholes for large scale infrastructure investments, including from China, leading to reports of forced labour and human rights abuses, along with impacts on human health and the environment.

Mongabay: U.N., rights groups flag potential violations in $3b Indonesian tourism project

By providing core finance for the project, AIIB must take responsibility for its complicity in bankrolling the Mandalika project, where its client and project proponents have been implicated in inflicting human rights violations and fueling land conflicts.