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15 June 2017

Carlsberg announces ambitious sustainability goals in wake of Trump climate change decision

Author: Miranda Wadham, The Investment Observer

International brewer Carlsberg announced a host of ambitious sustainability targets on Tuesday, driven by US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement. Called "Together Towards ZERO", the brewer's plans...

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21 May 2017

Commentary: AIIB has to abandon coal in energy strategy to keep its “lean, clean & green” promises

Author: Gerry Arances, Center for Energy, Ecology and Development (on Huffington Post)

"Asia’s new investment bank can change the rules and clean up", 17 May 2017...

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2 May 2017

World Bank Group's financial intermediaries linked to various human rights abuses in Southeast Asia; companies & the IFC respond

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27 March 2017

The Dark Legacy of China’s Drive for Global Resources

Author: William Laurance, E360

As China pursues a startling array of energy, mining, logging, agricultural, and infrastructure projects on virtually every continent, it is having an unprecedented environmental impact on the planet…China’s most profound environmental impacts revolve...

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5 March 2017

AIIB plans to “conditionally” support coal power

Author: Liu Qin & Tang Damin, China Dialogue

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), …has closed its second public consultation on its future energy strategy. …Particular attention has focused on whether the bank will prioritise investments in low-carbon renewable technologies or in...

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9 February 2017

Tenure and Investment in Africa - Comparative Analysis of Key Trends and Contextual Factors

Author: Rights and Resources Initiative (Etats-Unis)

This document provides an empirical picture of the causes and effects of tenure-related disputes between private sector actors and local peoples across different sub-regions and countries in Africa. It details statistical evidence of key trends in...

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9 February 2017
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Author: Rights and Resources Initiative (Etats-Unis)

Le présent document fait une représentation empirique des causes et des effets des litiges fonciers entre les acteurs du secteur privé et les populations locales dans différents pays et sous-régions d’Afrique. Il fait le détail des éléments...

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2 February 2017

Bangladesh: Protest against Chinese-backed power plant reignited as villagers fear evictions & damage to environment, one protester reportedly killed

Author: Ben Blanchard, Reuters

"China says Bangladesh power plant protest not aimed at China", 3 Feb 2017...

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2 February 2017

Bangladesh: 4 killed in clash over setting up power plant, company denies involvement

In December 2013, S Alam Group, struck an agreement with SEPCO3 Electric Power Construction Corporation of China to set up a coal-fired power plant in Banshkhali, Bangladesh. SS Power-I Ltd and SS Power-II Ltd -- both joint ventures of S Alam Group...

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31 January 2017

China's dam-building plans on Myanmar segment of Upper Salween (Nu River) set to continue, despite decision to stop constructions on China side

Author: Tom Fawthrop, Diplomat (Japan)

"China's Myanmar Dam Hypocrisy", 28 Jan 2017...

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