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1 January 2005

A Review of the Adequacy of Compensation Measures for Communities Living Along the Xe Bang Fai River Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project

Author: David J.H. Blake, specialist in tropical smallholder agricultural and aquaculture systems - report prepared for International Rivers Network

As it stands, the Mitigation and Compensation Programme for the impacted villages along the mainstream Xe Bang Fai and its tributaries is overly ambitious, poorly reflects actual experience in the region and leaves many questions unanswered.

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1 January 2005

Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project Update [Laos]

Author: World Bank

The World Bank is considering providing support for the proposed Nam Theun 2 (NT2) hydroelectric power project, a US$ 1.2 billion, 1,070-megawatt, private-sector hydroelectric project in Lao PDR because of the project's potential for helping Lao PDR...

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1 January 2005

World Economic Forum survey: 9 out of 10 CEOs say partnerships between business, government, civil society needed to address development challenges

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1 January 2005

[PDF] full report: "Partnering for Success - Business Perspectives on Multistakeholder Partnerships"

Author: World Economic Forum Global Corporate Citizenship Initiative (in Co-operation with International Business Leaders Forum & Center for Business & Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)

[refers to ABN Amro, ING, Fortis, Rabobank, UBS, Transnet, Rio Tinto, Accenture, Diageo, Lafarge, DHL (part of part of Deutsche Post), Coca-Cola, Siemens, Carlson, ABB, Abbott Laboratories, Anglo American, Anglovaal Mining, Aramex International,...

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8 December 2004

Nam Theun 2 dam project, Laos: Response by NGOs to EDF letter regarding OECD guidelines complaint on social, environmental impacts

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8 December 2004

[DOC] [EDF response: Letter from EDF to French National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - Translation by EDF of French original]

Author: Claude Jeandron, Deputy Senior Vice-President, Sustainable Development and Environment Branch, EDF

On November 24, 2004, an NGO collective submitted an instance to the OECD National Contact Point, concerning the Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project in Laos...We feel that it would be useful to remind you of the economic principles and Sustainable...

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8 December 2004

[DOC] [EDF response: Letter from EDF to French National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - Translation by EDF of French original]

Author: Claude Jeandron, Deputy Senior Vice-President, Sustainable Development and Environment Branch, EDF

On November 24, 2004, an NGO collective submitted an instance to the OECD National Contact Point, concerning the Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project in Laos...We feel that it would be useful to remind you of the economic principles and Sustainable...

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8 December 2004
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Author: Claude Jeandron, Directeur Adjoint du Développement Durable et de l'Environnement, EDF

Un collectif d’ONG a déposé le 24 novembre dernier une requite auprès du PCN [Point National de Contact] de l’OCDE, concernant le projet hydroélectrique Nam Theun 2 (Laos)…nous jugeons utile de vous rappeler les principes économiques et les engagements...

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1 December 2004

[PDF] Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights: Report 2 - Work in progress

Author: Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR)

The second report of the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR) describes the collective and sector-specific work each of the member companies has initiated during 2004. [member companies are ABB, Barclays, Gap, Hewlett-Packard, MTV...

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23 November 2004

Electricité de France accused of violating OECD Guidelines in Nam Theun 2 Dam Project in Laos

Author: Proyecto Gato

Electricité de France (EdF) could come under scrutiny in France for its role in the controversial Nam Theun 2 hydropower project in Lao PDR. Several non-governmental organisations filed a complaint against Electricité du France - the major shareholder...

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