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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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23 November 2004

Social & environmental impacts of Nam Theun 2 dam - French Govt. to review complaint against EDF under OECD Guidelines

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23 November 2004

[full complaint to France Natl. Contact Point for OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, regarding EDF's involvement in Nam Theun 2 Dam Project in Laos]

Author: Jan Cappelle, Proyecto Gato (Belgium), Sebastien Godinot, Amis de la Terre (France), Satoru Matsumoto, Mekong Watch (Japan), Ricardo Carrere, World Rainforest Movement (Uruguay), Tove Selin, Finnish Asiatic Society (Finland), Jaroslava Colajacomo, CRBM (Italy), Aviva Imhof, International Rivers Network (USA)

There is clear evidence that EdF: - has failed to identify, respond to and consider the impacts which may be problematic and potentially very great - will not comply with the Lao government’s international obligations and commitments...

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1 November 2004

New World Wildlife Fund report reveals global failure of power sector to combat climate change

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1 November 2004

[PDF] Ranking Power: Scorecards Electricity Companies

Author: Wina Graus, Monique Voogt & Jan Willem Langeraar, World Wildlife Fund

WWF has launched its global Power Switch! public campaign aiming to persuade the power sector to become carbon neutral...The overall goal is to stimulate the use of renewable energy sources (RES) and gas-CHP [Natural Gas-fired Combined Heat and Power]...

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Article
9 October 2004

EC names and shames worst industrial polluters

Author: David Gow, Guardian [UK]

A review of the workings of the European Pollutant Emission Register, set up earlier this year, found a handful of plants operated by big companies, mainly in the chemicals and metals industries, are responsible for a large amount of air and water...

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8 September 2004
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Author: Sébastien Arnoult, Libération

[Laos]: Les partisans de ce barrage...mettent surtout en avant l'espoir d'un revenu régulier pour le Laos...Les opposants craignent les conséquences écologiques et sociales [fait référence à EDF, Nam Theun 2 Power]

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Article
30 August 2004

Laos and lenders study giant dam project

Author: AFP

...Laos is coming under global scrutiny as international business groups and its communist Government debate the viability of a huge power project...The developer of the project is international consortium Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC), in which...

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Company response
12 August 2004

Response by EDF: EDF did not conduct detailed enough environmental impact assessment for Nam Theun 2 dam project, says OECD Guidelines complaint by Proyecto Gato & Amis de la Terre.

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