Recovery Fund: what investments to fight energy poverty?
February 27, 2023
Public investments proposed by governments should address energy poverty by ensuring affordable energy prices, energy efficiency improvements, energy savings and social inclusion. Are there good practices that manage to combine these dimensions? What investments do we need to respond to this urgency?
What infrastructure for a just transition?
February 7, 2023
During this meeting, we will look at two major Italian infrastructure: the new breakwater in Genoa, funded by the Italian RRP, and the widening of the Bologna highway bypass, a public infrastructure presented as a symbol of ecological transition.
Citizens’ Observatory on Green Deal Financing Kick-off event
January 26, 2023
The Citizens’ Observatory on Green Deal Financing kick-off event took place on 23-26 January 2023 in Belgium, Brussels. The event was organised to bring together project partners and other organisations interested in working together on monitoring EU f
Just transition at the grassroots: preparing for the coal phase out
November 26, 2019
https://attend-emea.broadcast.skype.com/en-US/2a6c12ad-406a-4f33-b686-f78ff5822208/c8e3ef7b-c191-4d58-ade4-a8607aaf8b84/player?cid=ij73a7lcobynmbcv77syvrsd3xgvuu4tztjpjr3fvnyxwvjkuujq&rid=EMEA Monday 2 December 13:15 – 14:45, Room 5 Against the bac
Policy coherence and transparency of EU export credits
November 3, 2019
Member State-backed loans lack transparency. EU legislation requires states to report to the European Parliament to review the compliance of export credit agency (ECA) activities with Union objectives and obligations, including on climate and human rig
Online media briefing: How development banks enable harmful hydropower projects
April 29, 2019
May 2, 2019. 3pm CEST, 1pm GMT, 9am east coast US On April 29, 2019, Ana Colovic Lesoska, the executive director of the North Macedonian environmental NGO Eko-svest, a Bankwatch member group, received the Goldman Enviornmental Prize, the world’s most p
How to turn the EU’s house bank from climate laggard to leader?
January 23, 2019
Online media briefing: Friday, January 25, 11:00am-12:00 noon CET Next week, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will be holding its annual press conference where President Werner Hoyer is expected to give an overview of the bank’s performance over the
Meeting the complaint mechanisms of international financial institutions
October 26, 2016
Civil society organisations and interested individuals have a chance to meet six accountability mechanisms of international financial institutions (IFIs) during an event in Kiev on 8-9th November.
EFSI 2.0 – the investment plan for Europe: Which contribution to the EU’s climate agenda?
September 19, 2016
Aimed at raising investments for € 315 billion and supposed to “create jobs everyday”, after one year of operations the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) still appears questionable. On the eve of the proposal to extend the Juncker plan up to 2020, CEE Bankwatch Network, Counter Balance, Friends of the Earth Europe and WWF open up a much-needed discussion on the additionality, accountability and climate impact of this financial instrument.
Live media briefing: The Southern Gas Corridor – a threat to the climate and human rights
September 6, 2016
In light of record loans that the Southern Gas Corridor pipeline project could soon receive from European and other international financial institutions, campaigners explored in a live online discussion the multitude of ramifications the project entails for local communities along the route, for society in Azerbaijan and for the EU’s commitments to climate action and human rights.