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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

A report by Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and Green Advocates entitled ‘Liberia Back in Business?' raises concerns regarding the human rights impacts of several companies with Liberian operations. The most serious of these c...

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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 by...

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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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