Let’s talk about IPA II (Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance) – A toolkit for civil society organisations
Study | 14 September, 2013 | Download PDF
This publication (available in different languages) is an updated version of the “Let’s talk about IPA” toolkit from 2011. It aims to give guidance and to support NGOs in Western Balkan countries and stakeholders interested or involved in the programming cycle for pre-accession funding, encouraging them to fully exploit all opportunities for public participation within the process.
Advocacy letter | 13 September, 2013 | Download PDF
After a week of consultation meetings in Istanbul, Belgrade and Moscow to discuss the EBRD energy sector strategy with EBRD staff, civil society groups turn to the bank’s president Suma Chakrabarti as we believe that some of our concerns deserve his attention.
Advocacy letter | 28 August, 2013 | Download PDF
Given the seriousness of the upcoming consultation meeting on the EBRD’s energy lending policy in Belgrade (September 4) and the concern that this should be more than a pro forma exercise, a range of organisations are asking the EBRD in this letter to show genuine commitment to dialogue.
Briefing | 28 August, 2013 | Download PDF
Any hydropower project no matter the size can cause negative consequences to water basins, associated ecosystems, to climate and affected communities living along the water basins. A large number of individually acceptable projects can also lead to unacceptably high negative cumulative effects. This briefing lays out sustainability criteria that help taking these concerns into account in the strategic planning and implementation of hydropower developments.
Study | 29 July, 2013 | Download PDF
Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous country rich in water and natural resources. The country is one of 2000 priority ecological regions of the planet with unique ecosystems and biodiversity and is considered the “water tower” of Central Asia due to its Tien Shan glacier reserves. The management of Kyrgyzstan’s natural resources is crucial to the future sustainability of the country. However in a region where poverty is widespread, the primacy placed on economic development seriously threats sustainability.