June 16, 2020
Like many other financial institutions, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has responded to the call to join the global effort to tackle the climate crisis. And yet, over the past decade, while growing its support for renewable energy, the bank has continued to hand out public money to the fossil fuels industry.
June 3, 2020
This briefing analyses the EBRD’s energy investments from 2010-2019.
June 3, 2020
CEE Bankwatch Network comments on the EBRD’s draft of the Green Economy Transition 2.0
April 27, 2020
Uncertainty and crisis are not uncommon to global supply chains. The present disruption sheds light on the unsustainability of production and logistics and is an opportunity for economic players like the international financial institutions to rethink the way supply chains benefit those at every stage.
Ukrainian activists taken to court by longstanding EBRD client after sounding the alarm on impacts of planned wood processing factory
April 7, 2020
Activists from the environmental NGO Ecoclub from Rivne, Ukraine are facing defamation charges after they raised warnings about a planned wood processing facility near the city. The group alerted the public to a host of potential negative environmental impacts the facility might have, which has started construction in the village of Horodok, in the Rivne region, in Ukraine’s northwest.
December 18, 2019
Az évtizedekig csak a szénre épített dél-balkáni áramtermelésben sürgősen korszakot kell váltani. Ehhez most Koszovóban egy nagy projekt felét az Európai Újjáépítési és Fejlesztési Bank (EBRD) vállalta magára.Annyira lemaradunk, hogy még Koszovó is elm
November 18, 2019
The EBRD-financed Green Boulevard project in Belgrade, Serbia, has long attracted criticism from groups like Streets for Cyclists, who have pointed out that it will include no cycling lanes, and will slow down public transport by letting cars drive on the tram tracks. But now it is under construction, a whole new slew of problems have come up.
May 28, 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that starting from January 1, 2020 it will not finance hydropower plants (HPP) projects in areas with high biodiversity. EBRD to Stop Financing HPPs in Protected Areas
May 22, 2019
Banka Evropiane për Rindërtim dhe Zhvillim (BERZH) njoftoi këtë muaj se nga 1 janari 2020 do të kushtëzojë financimet e saj për ndërtimin e HEC-eve në bazë të politikës të re mjedisore dhe sociale të bankës. Ajo zotohet të mos financojë më projekte në
May 16, 2019
As a result of public resistance to small-scale hydropower projects in the Balkans, from the beginning of 2020, the EBRD will ask commercial banks to refer all high-risk projects – including all hydropower plants – for additional checks. The EBRD also requires them to meet higher environmental standards than previously. The bank will ask that such projects are disclosed to the public on the financial intermediary’s website, finally increasing disclosure on these hitherto hidden projects.