Appeal to the EBRD to freeze Ukrainian projects until government allows for a peaceful resolution of the current crisis
Advocacy letter | 20 February, 2014 | Download PDF
In light of the recent violence in Ukraine, Bankwatch is asking the EBRD, the largest foreign investor in Ukraine, to refrain from any further cooperation both on new and current projects until the government takes decisive and peaceful steps to end the escalation of the current crisis, ends human rights violations committed by government forces, shows clear commitment to settling the political crisis in a peaceful way and addresses the key concerns of the protests.
Study | 20 February, 2014 | Download PDF
This paper makes the case for improved transparency as a prerequisite for sustainability and environmental justice in resource-rich countries. It argues that transparency is instrumental in overcoming the ‘resource curse’ in two ways: first, empowering citizens and communities to participate in decision-making, and secondly, fostering more accountable governments and corporations.
Briefing | 20 February, 2014 | Download PDF
The EU-backed Energy Community Treaty, which brings together the Western Balkans, Ukraine and Moldova in order to integrate them with the EU energy market. Although original Treaty contains some environmental obligations for signatory countries, it pays relatively little attention to environmental and public health concerns. This in turn increases the likelihood of EU countries importing energy produced at great costs to the people and environment in accession and neighbouring countries. The current revision of the Treaty is a valuable opportunity to rectify this problem.