Civil society organisations today published a new report looking at the quality of 25 environmental impact assessments (EIA) and 2 strategic environmental assessments (SEA) done for hydropower projects in seven countries in the last five years and examines how the mistakes made in these cases could be avoided in the future.
Evropska banka za obnovu i razvoj prekršila je sopstvene procedure kada je 2011. godine Elektroprivredi Srbije odobrila kredit od 80 miliona eura. Kredit je namijenjen unapređenju životne sredine Rudarskog basena Kolubara. Na osnovu prigovora koji je uputilo Ekološko društvo Vreoci, interna kontrola u Evropskoj banci utvrdila je da prilikom odobravanja kredita nisu uzeti u obzir svi ekološki aspekti. Na to odavno ukazuju eko aktivisti naselja Vreoci, koje se nalazi na samom obodu rudarskog bazena Kolubara. Njihovu priču ima Jelena Milutinović.
Prague, Belgrade - A day after the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved a new EUR 200 million loan for Serbia's electric utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), an internal review at the Bank finds that it breached its own environmental and social policy when approving the previous EUR 80 million loan to the same company.
Tirana, Albania - A group of CSOs from South East Europe (SEE) delivered over 16 000 petition signatures to Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action and Co-Chair of the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community today before its meeting in Tirana, Albania.
Paris, France - Today's publication of new criteria for coal-fired power plant financing by French bank Crédit Agricole suggests that the bank will not be able to finance the controversial €800 million Plomin C coal power plant in Croatia, believe campaign groups. The policy now rules out finance for coal power plants in high-income countries, which includes Croatia.
Brussels, Belgium / Podgorica, Montenegro - Countries of Southeast Europe (SEE) waste much more energy than the members of the European Union, according to a new report Energy Efficiency – Just Do It! published today by a group of civil society organizations from across the region.