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31 May 2019

Report alleges major banks contribute to climate change through increased funding of fossil fuels

In May 2019, a group of NGOs led by Rainforest Action Network published research findings that suggest some of the biggest banks around the world are financing fossil fuels more than ever before. Since the Paris Agreement took effect in 2016, 33 of the...

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24 April 2019
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Author: Desarrollo, Ambiente y Recursos (DAR)

“Ambiente Fragmentado Deterioro de los marcos ambientales en América Latina 2013 – 2018”...

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22 March 2019
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Author: 雅加达邮报(印尼)


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17 March 2019

Indonesia: Bank of China to evaluate Batang Toru hydropower project to promote green finance, fulfill social responsibility

Author: Jakarta Post

"Bank of China to evaluate Batang Toru hydropower plant project", 14 March 2019...

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9 March 2019

Commentary: Activists protest Batang Turo Dam project's catastrophic impact on communities & biodiversity

Author: Michelle Chang, South China Morning Post

"China's institutions and banks need help from the world's civil society to ensure the Belt and Road Initiative remains green", 10 March 2019 Activists of 12 countries conducted rallies in London, Hong Kong and Nairobi...to protest financing by Ba...

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21 October 2018

Latin America: New tool about Chinese environmental and social guidelines for foreign loans and investments

Author: IISCAL

“Manual on Chinese environmental and social guidelines for foreign loans and investments” – September 2018 Most loans, direct investment and trade between China and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have been channelled towards the extraction of n...

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30 July 2018

Latin America: NGO report compares legal frameworks on financial institutions’ behaviour, including Chinese banks in this region

Author: Grupo Regional sobre Financiamiento e Infraestructura, GREFI

Comparative analysis about the legal frameworks on environmental, social and of access to information norms by traditional, emergent and Chinese financial institutions with presence in Latin America....

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29 July 2018

Latin America: Chinese “Belt and Road” initiative lands in this region to finance and develop infrastructure

While in a first Chinese Dialogue article, progress in investments in infrastructure and other sectors by Chinese State-owned companies are highlighted, NGOs present their allegations on threats to indigenous peoples and local leader associated to...

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24 April 2018

Global funding for extreme fossil fuels increased by 11% in 2017, new report finds

[Includes responses by BNP Parbias, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Canda, Morgan Stanley & Toronto-Dominion Bank]

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24 January 2018

BankTrack paper explores responsibilities of banks allegedly contributing to human rights violations through finance

In this briefing paper, BankTrack examines whether private sector banks may have contributed to adverse human rights impacts through their provision of finance. The paper explores eight cases of human rights abuses and the relationship and...

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