Study | 29 September, 2015 | Download PDF
This report explains the importance of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and argues why it must have the strongest objectives and targets as possible for SEE countries.
Advocacy letter | 25 September, 2015 | Download PDF
Following revelations about Volkswagen cheating in emissions tests and about the European Investment Bank’s substantial support for VW – including loans for research and development of cleaner engines, Bankwatch requested information on EIB loans to the car maker. The bank provided highly insufficient responses. Read more here >>
A clear and present danger – How financial institutions and authorities have failed to address the human impacts of resettlement in Serbia’s lignite mining fields
Study | 25 September, 2015 | Download PDF
This study shows how the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has failed to enforce several of its basic principles on involuntary resettlement in the Kolubara Mining Basin, one of the largest sources of lignite in Europe, where mining has continued for over fifty years.
Study | 14 September, 2015 | Download PDF
Given Ukraine’s abundant land resources and food production potential, modernisation of agriculture is necessary and industrialisation is inevitable. Yet, an investigation into the Vinnytsia poultry complex shows the negative side effects of large-scale industrialisation of meat production and sounds the alarm about the risks that agroholdings pose to communities.
Study | 10 September, 2015 | Download PDF
The analysis, by Friends of the Earth France and Croatia, Zelena Istra, CEE Bankwatch Network and BankTrack, screens the risks of the 500 megawatt Plomin C coal power plant project proposed for development in the picturesque Istrian peninsula in Croatia, a popular international tourist destination. It concludes that French bank Crédit Agricole’s support for the project is inconsistent with the bank’s climate ambitions and its own sector policy on coal-fired power plants. according to a new study released today.