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19 July 2018

Columnist on why community consultation is essential for development projects; cites failed Buchanan Renewables' project in Liberia

Author: Rachel Cernansky, New York Times

"It Takes Consultation to Help a Village"...

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1 December 2016

NGOs ask US overseas investment agency to ensure environmental & social policy respects rights of communities affected by large-scale projects

Author: Accountability Counsel

"AC and Partners Submit Comments on OPIC’s Draft Environmental and Social Policy Statement," 30 Nov 2016...

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3 November 2016

Accountability Counsel’s Partners Under Attack in Liberia: Stand in Solidarity

Author: Accountability Counsel

Accountability Counsel’s long-standing partners, Green Advocates, are under attack in Liberia. We are calling for international solidarity to protect and defend the rights of our colleagues and to ensure their safety....

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23 July 2015

A report by SOMO & Green Advocates sheds light on the negative human rights impacts of companies with Liberian operations

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19 December 2014

US Congress requires OPIC to report on how it is addressing rights abuses in biomass project it supported

Author: Accountability Counsel

"Congressional Action on OPIC & Liberia"...

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1 September 2014

US OPIC Office of Accountability review of Buchanan Renewables project - Liberia

Author: Office of Accountability, Overseas Private Investment Corp. (USA)

"OA Review: Buchanan Renewable Energy Projects in Liberia", September 2014...

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2 May 2013

Liberian challenges defeat Buchanan Renewables

Author: African Energy

Biomass producer Buchanan Renewables (BR) has been sold to an investor group, after a project to recycle old rubber trees and rejuvenate Liberia’s once world-leading rubber industry proved more challenging than expected.  A report published in March...

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10 November 2011

Controversy at biomass-producing company in Liberia

Author: SOMO

Several Liberian farmers and charcoal producers experience harmful effects of the operations of Buchanan Renewables, a company that produces biomass of which Swedish electricity giant Vattenfall is part owner. This is the conclusion of a new report...

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24 May 2011

Liberia looks to save its rainforests by barcoding trees

Author: Fred Pearce, Guardian [UK]

A decade ago, Liberia's forests were being stripped bare by warlords to fund a vicious 14-year civil war that left 150,000 dead...[Now,] government...has signed a deal with the European Union to place timber sales on a permanently legal footing. The...

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