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.
Policy comments | 1 November, 2011 | Download PDF
As pointed out in our publication Are We Nearly There Yet? Dilemmas of Transition After 20 Years of the EBRD’s Operations (pdf), environmental and social sustainability has not been as strong a focus for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as it should be. How the EBRD measures it’s success can be seen as one part of the explanation. It’s transition indicators – also at project level – are therefore an important aspect when assessing the bank’s performance.