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16 September 2002

EU firms champion green electricity plan

Author: Reuters

Some 170 companies and 13 of the 15 EU member states have signed up to the Renewable Energy Certification System (RECS), which issues "proof of origin" certificates to firms producing electricity in environmentally-friendly ways...RECS's members...

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1 January 2003

New report shows negative impacts, threats of water privatization

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1 January 2003

[PDF] [full report] Water justice for all: global and local resistance to the control and commodification of water

Author: Friends of the Earth

The privatization of water sources around the world is a growing problem. Water is a basic human right...Rather than reducing poverty, water privatization often means that the poorest families are no longer able to afford clean water. [refers to Suez,...

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1 January 2004

[PDF] Edison - 2003 Environmental & Safety Report

Author: Edison (Italy)

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19 January 2006

Bechtel Drops $50 Million Claim to Settle Bolivian Water Dispute [Bolivia]

Author: Environment News Service (ENS)

Bechtel, a global engineering and construction company based in San Francisco, today reached agreement with the government of Bolivia, dropping a legal demand for $50 million after a revolt over privatizing water services in the city of Cochabamba...

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30 January 2006

World Economic Forum: "The Other" Water Management

Author: Gustavo Capdevila, Inter Press Service

The problems of the scarcity of clean water and water distribution and ownership systems were discussed this week in two radically different scenarios: the World Economic Forum (WEF)...and "The Other Davos", a conference organised by the Swiss...

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1 September 2006

Oxfam report on provision of health, education, water services says companies have role to play but should not be substitute for govts.

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1 September 2006

[PDF] full report: "In the Public Interest - Health, Education, and Water and Sanitation for All"

Author: Oxfam

[scroll to pg. 59 for Chapter 4: "Rich country governments: pushing for private provision, and breaking aid promises"]...instead of using their influence to revitalise public services, rich country governments too often push private sector solutions...

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8 November 2006

Cochabamba's 'Water War', Six Years On [Bolivia]

Author: Franz Chávez, Inter Press Service

Six years after the people of Cochabamba reversed the privatisation of the city water company, access to water has improved and rates have been raised only slightly. However, there is still a long way to go. [refers to Aguas del Tunari (owned by...

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1 January 2012
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Author: Emilio D'Orazio, Politeia

[Contents include: Corporate Social Responsibility & Human Rights Abuses; Orientamento sessuale e business; Understanding & Managing the Financial Sector’s Responsibilities in terms of Human Rights: the UniCredit Experience; Diritti umani,...

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