“China will keine neuen Kohlekraftwerke im Ausland bauen. Opfer könnten nun Projekte auf dem Balkan werden. Umweltschützer sind erfreut, bleiben aber skeptisch.”
if the announcement only applies to projects announced from September 2021 onwards, it will have “very few climate-saving impacts because negotiation and implementation of any agreement for coal takes years” and the average coal-fired power plant operates for at least 40 years, says Wang Wawa, programme director at Just Finance International.
Wawa Wang, a program director of Just Finance International, which researched the international track record of Chinese companies – including SOEs – operating in Serbia, said that Chinese companies were doing untold harm.
Despite a pledge to stop financing coal power abroad, overseas coal power plants financed by Chinese banks and state-owned enterprises are still moving forward – including in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read the full story by Wawa Wang and Nils Resare in the Diplomat here.
Migrant workers say they face long hours in the cold and substandard living conditions for a job some were allegedly duped into after paying thousands of dollars
“There is a transparency problem for China’s overseas coal deals,” said Wawa Wang, programme director at Just Finance. “It makes the monitoring of critical information specific to project appraisal, project status and financial disclosure difficult.”
“There is a transparency problem for China’s overseas coal deals,” said Wawa Wang, program director at Just Finance. “It makes the monitoring of critical information specific to project appraisal, project status and financial disclosure difficult.”
“While we welcome China’s pledge, we are waiting to see how much weight this announcement will hold,” said Wawa Wang, program director of Just Finance International. “Whether Beijing will deliver on this exit from building coal-fired power plants depends on whether it introduces a time-bound exit which reins in all forms of support – finance and construction combined – for all its overseas coal and associated projects.”
UN human rights experts raise serious concerns about a large-scale tourism project in Mandalika, Indonesia. “Where is accountability?” ask project affected communities in an article published by BenarNews. Wawa Wang, Just Finance’s program director, points to gaps in the funder Asia Infrastructure Investments Bank (AIIB)’s environmental and social framework system as partly to blame for… Continue reading UN raises human rights concerns for Beijing-based AIIB’s standalone Mandalika project in Indonesia
A Polish-Chinese investor is planning another thermal power plant in Ugljevik, contrary to the suggestions made by the Energy Community to Bosnian. Read the full interview in Bosnian with Wawa Wang, Just Finance Director here.