Ivorian communities oppose the BRI San Pedro coal project

In September 2018, China Power Construction, a Chinese state-owned enterprise, signed an agreement with Ivory Coast’s S. Energies to fund and construct a 700 megawatt coal-fired power station in San Pedro. The coal power generation project has not undergone an adequate environmental impact assessment or land acquisition plan. The project is shrouded in secrecy and… Continue reading Ivorian communities oppose the BRI San Pedro coal project

Environmentalists: Beijing is exporting a highly polluting model of growth

In recent years Chinese banks have become the lenders of last resort for coal projects in south Asia, Africa, and the Balkans, but Critics say it is a tool to project geopolitical power. From an environmental perspective, the primary concern is that Beijing is exporting a highly polluting model of growth. Read full story