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5 April 2005

Massive Dam Project Could Backfire [Laos]

Author: Emad Mekay, Inter Press Service

A new dam funded by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and hailed as a windfall for Laos may end up doing more harm than good to one of the world's poorest nations and its vulnerable farmers, several independent development groups say...

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1 April 2005
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Author: Amis de la Terre

...explique Sébastien Godinot des Amis de la Terre «...ce projet est tellement risqué et complexe qu'il est peu probable qu'il bénéficie aux populations pauvres. Dans un contexte opaque et antidémocratique, nous craignons que les bénéfices reviennent...

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1 April 2005

Laos: World Bank approves Nam Theun 2 dam project - critics decry dam's damage to environment & local economic development

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1 April 2005
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Author: Point de Contact National français pour les Principes directeurs de l'OCDE

Sur la base de l'ensemble des documents recueillis...et des consultations d'experts...le PCN [Point de Contact National] a abouti à la conclusion qu'en l'état des informations disponibles, il ne pouvait être imputé à EDF aucune violation des principes...

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1 April 2005

World Bank approves controversial giant dam in Laos

Author: AFP

The World Bank decided to support and guarantee a US$1.2 billion hydro-electric project in Laos...The project will enable spending on basic health and education in Laos to rise by as much as 25 to 30 percent in its first year of operation, the bank...

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1 April 2005

WWF assails World Bank dam project in Laos

Author: Reuters

The World Wide Fund (WWF) on Friday slammed the World Bank's backing of a $1.2 billion hydroelectric dam [Nam Theun 2] in Laos, saying the controversial project would disrupt farming and fishing..."We fear that this dam rather than reducing poverty...

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1 April 2005

[DOC] Recommendations of the French National Contact Point (PCN) intended for EDF and its partners with regard to the implementation of the "Nam Theun 2" project in Laos

Author: French National Contact Point for OECD Guidelines

On the basis of all the documents gathered...as well as...the consultations of experts...the PCN [National Contact Point] has come to the conclusion that as the available information stands, no breach of OECD guidelines could be attributed to EDF and...

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30 March 2005

Partnerships that profit the poor

Author: Sarah Murray, Financial Times

...the United Nations Development Programme...is brokering partnerships between companies and non-governmental organisations or local government bodies...the UNDP hopes that, through alliances such as this [project involving ABB & World Wildlife...

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7 March 2005

France: Veolia Environnement works with govt. on pilot initiative to measure & reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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7 March 2005

Veolia Environnement is working alongside the Nice-Côte d'Azur Joint Local Authorities and the ADEME in a pilot cooperation initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Author: Veolia Environnement

The Nice-Côte d'Azur Joint Local Authorities (CANCA), the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) and Veolia Environnement are undertaking a pilot initiative to carry out an in-depth study on emissions of CO2 and other...

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