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.

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 

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

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.

As UN Again Condemns Mandalika Human Rights Violations, NGOs Demand End to AIIB Financing of Indonesian Tourism Project

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.

Reaction to EU Parliament Resolution on forced labour in Serbia’s Linglong tyre factory and environmental protests in Serbia

Brussels, 16 December 2021: Reacting to the passing of an EU Parliament vote on an urgent resolution on forced Vietnamese labour in Serbia’s Linglong tyre factory, and environmental protests in Serbia [1], Wawa Wang, program director of Just Finance International, said: “The overwhelming majority of Members of the European Parliament today recognised there is a… Continue reading Reaction to EU Parliament Resolution on forced labour in Serbia’s Linglong tyre factory and environmental protests in Serbia

CSOs welcome political commitment to end international oil, gas, and coal finance by end of 2022, say others need to follow suit

Glasgow, 4 November 2021 – Today at COP26, more than 20 countries and institutions, including the United States, Canada, Mali and Costa Rica, launched a joint statement committing to end direct international public finance for unabated coal, oil and gas by the end of 2022 and prioritize clean energy finance. After a wave of commitments… Continue reading CSOs welcome political commitment to end international oil, gas, and coal finance by end of 2022, say others need to follow suit