Advocacy letter | 16 November, 2011 | Download PDF
The letter notifies the EBRD of two complaints filed against the Sostanj lignite thermal power plant unit 6 project and calls on the EBRD to also undertake a thorough review of its involvement in the project, as it seems that when approving the project, some relevant facts were omitted by the bank.
Enhancing transparency, the partnership principle and public participation in the future Cohesion Policy
Briefing | 15 November, 2011 | Download PDF
The partnership principle, public participation and transparency are interlinked and basic democratic principles, essential to good governance and sustainable development. They are necessary for Cohesion Policy to ensure that needs and priorities of the people in Europe are effectively taken into account. We believe improvement is needed to implement these values in the EU funds cycle, specifically with regards to the implementation and development of the European Code of Conduct.
Study | 9 November, 2011 | Download PDF
The report examines the environmental and social devastation caused by European oil multinationals Eni, Total and Shell in Nigeria and suggests a major rethink of the European Union’s so-called ‘energy security strategy’. More materials Eni misled shareholders over gas flaring in Nigeria at the PLATFORM Blog
Official document | 7 November, 2011 | Download PDF
The Boskov Most hydropower plant would be built within the Mavrovo National Park in Croatia right where the very rare Balkan lynx lives. This official complaint to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development argues against a loan for the project (to be decided on November 8, 2011) because of the expected negative impacts on biodiversity and the inadequate environmental assessment so far. More information on the Bankwatch blog.
Advocacy letter | 4 November, 2011 | Download PDF
The EBRD has a specific mandate to promote transition to a market economy and to ensure environmental sustainability in all its operations. Additionally to the unacceptable environmental impacts of the hydropower plant projects Ombla (Croatia) and Boskov Most (Macedonia), both projects do not comply with the EBRD’s mission. We believe the bank should not support them.