Despite the fact that many investors publicly banned the controversial EACOP pipeline they still plough USD five billion into one of the owners of the pipeline, China’s parastatal oil company, CNOOC. As reports about the East African Crude Oil Pipeline’s (EACOP) negative impacts on the climate, environment, and human rights continue to attract public attention,… Continue reading Western investors are fueling the controversial East African oil pipeline through the back door
An analysis by the Coalition for Monitoring Infrastructure Development (KPPII): Asli Mandalika, Just Finance International, Institute for Legal Studies and Aid in NTB (LSBH), Legal Aid Institute in Mataram (LBH-Mataram), National Alliance for the Agrarian Reform Movement (AGRA), BothENDS and Satya Bumi. Download the full reportJFI-Arbitrary Resettlement and Compensation Schemes of the AIIB-Funded Mandalika Project… Continue reading Not Everyone And Not Enough: Arbitrary Resettlement and Compensation Schemes in the AIIB-funded Mandalika project
A report by the Indonesian Coalition for Monitoring Infrastructure Development Download the full report “If it is detrimental to communities, then what is development for?” Unduh laporannya “Kalau merugikan masyarakat lokal, buat apa pembangunan?” Den Report “Wozu Entwicklung, wenn sie den Gemeinschaften schadet?” herunterladen Télécharger le rapport complet: « Si cela nuit aux communautés, à… Continue reading “If it is detrimental to communities, then what is development for?”: the Human Rights and Socio-Economic Impacts of the Mandalika Urban Tourism and Development Project
By the end of 2020, the AIIB could count 102 approved member countries. The participation of Europe’s largest economies as founding members of the AIIB was critical to the AIIB obtaining a triple-A credit rating from the world’s leading rating agencies. This paper provides an overview of the institution’s close alignment with China and the… Continue reading The Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) opened for business in 2016 and rapidly became a major actor in global finance
It is common for Serbian government authorities to hide information, without a legal or security basis for doing so, when submitting documents to the online portal or responding to information requests. This may include protecting the name of the legal entity, as well as the official case number and other data that should be available to the public.
Download briefing as pdf here March 2022 China’s pledge to stop building new coal-fired power plants abroad, announced during the UN General Assembly in September 2021 – and reiterated during a EU-China dialogue on climate in October 2021 – was met with enthusiasm. Yet, half a year later, little is known about the extent of… Continue reading China’s 2021 “international coal-exit’’ pledge: a transparency problem
Highway E-763, which connects Belgrade and Montenegro, has been built with impressive speed outside the Serbian city of Cacak. But local communities complain of noise, pollution and devastated eco systems. The main contractor, Chinese state-owned company CCCC, is accused of excavating gravel for the road without obtaining the necessary permits.
The climate emergency and the alarming loss of the planet’s biodiversity are closely related to ill-conceived large scale infrastructure projects. These include power plants that generate greenhouse gas emissions for decades to come, large hydro dams, mining projects and export corridors that slice through the world’s remaining surviving wild areas and intact forests. In addition… Continue reading The Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): Global leader in infrastructure finance at what cost? The AIIB’s Approach to Transparency and Public Access to Information
Foto: Just Finance International (2021) Pišu: Wawa Wang i Nils Resare 30/11/2021 Mile Krstić očekuje novog komšiju. Svega nekoliko stotina metara dalje od njegove kuće, pripremljeno je zemljište za izgradnju nove termoelektrane u Ugljeviku, bloka III, koji će graditi kineske i poljsko-kineske firme. Krstićevu kuću odranije okružuje velika rudarska industrija u ovom gradu. TE Ugljevik… Continue reading Uprkos Xijevoj datoj riječi, Kina nije odustala od finansiranja termoelektrana na ugalj u Bosni i Hercegovini
The contaminated ash from the Tuzla coal power plant is mixed with water and pumped out into a dessert-like field a few kilometres outside the city centre. (2021) Well-implemented environmental impact assessments and feasibility studies are crucial for governments to make fully informed decisions. Underestimating environmental impacts or miscalculating costs will not only undermine accountability,… Continue reading Deceptive feasibility studies for new coal power plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina