CEE Bankwatch Network position on the AIIB’s Energy Sector
April 13, 2023
CEE Bankwatch expresses its deep disappointment in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) call for public consultation on its Energy Sector Strategy Update.
Asian Development Bank’s Draft Guidance Note on Large Hydropower – Collective Civil Society Response
March 13, 2023
In February 2023, the Asian Development Bank published the Guidance Note on Large Hydropower Plants, a document that is supposed to support staff engaged with borrowers and project proponents prior to – and post – approval of proposed assistance for la
Waste management in Uzbekistan: the high risks that the EBRD refuses to see
February 20, 2023
People living in the settlements adjacent to landfills slated for expansion under an EBRD waste management project were not adequately consulted.
Checking in on Waste Management Projects in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
December 27, 2022
The EBRD is facilitating the introduction of green technologies, waste recovery and recycling systems in both countries, but more …
Is Samarkand ready to become a Green City?
December 26, 2022
This briefing reviews Samarkand’s existing urban development plans, the main environmental and social concerns of residents with a focus on public transport, and provides recommendations on including civil society in the GCAP planning.
Public Participation, the Achilles Heel of International Investments in Uzbekistan
December 15, 2022
People living in the settlements adjacent to landfills slated for expansion under an EBRD project were not adequately consulted.
A false start for wind energy in Uzbekistan?
December 1, 2022
This report analyses the current environmental assessments for four wind projects planned to be built in Uzbekistan and adds new evidence from visits to the sites, meetings with the companies and local communities, and expert advise from environmental organisations.
Amulsar’s costs to human rights and threats to environmental defenders
August 4, 2022
Armenia’s government and investors have failed to prevent human rights abuses related to the Amulsar gold mine. As we await the outcome of an EBRD investigation, environmental and human rights defenders continue to face threats. New reports show how the policies that should protect human rights and environmental defenders have failed to stop a project whose costs outweigh the benefits.
Solar Energy Project Leaves Uzbek Women in the Dark
August 3, 2022
Solar energy may be a great solution to the climate change problem, but local communities must benefit first.
The real cost of hydropower plants in Central Asia and the Caucasus
July 12, 2022
International financial institutions’ support for hydropower in Central Asia and Caucasus is fuel for environmental damage and human rights violations.