June 17, 2018
Over the next few years, 3,000 hydropower plants could be built in the Balkan region. Environmentalists say the plans threaten rivers from Slovenia to Albania, considered to be some of the last wild rivers in Europe. Source: Hydropower threatens Balkan
March 26, 2018
Dabrova Dolina Zašto ne graditi čak ni male hidroelektrane u zaštićenim područjima. Pippa Gallop, Bankwatch Privredna Banka Zagreb (PBZ) je 2015. godine odobrila kredit od milijun eura za izgradnju hidroelektrane na rijeci Mrežnici. Kreditna linija je
August 7, 2017
Southeast Europe is seeing an explosion in hydropower investment, but inadequate regulation and oversight of the sector are raising concerns about the environmental impact and whether these investments are sustainable. Source: bne IntelliNews – Wild ca
November 14, 2011
With potentially devastating impacts on natural habitats, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has so far offered no real commitment to environmental protection in its ambiguous decisions on two hydropower plants in Croatia and Macedonia.
November 14, 2011
Today Bankwatch member group Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth – Croatia held an action today outside the offices of the EBRD in Zagreb, calling on the bank not to approve a planned loan of up to EUR 123 million for the Ombla hydropower plant project. You can see some images from the demo here.
October 31, 2011
Why is it that when we advocate for something to the international financial institutions (IFIs) they often manage to give it a peculiar twist of their own?
September 13, 2011
Upgrades of hydro power plants in Ukraine are a prime example for greenwashing nuclear expansion with renewable energy. Alena Miskun from Bankwatch member group National Environmental Centre of Ukraine gives details on the thickening plot that European public banks are involved in.
May 30, 2011
David Chipashvili from Bankwatch member group Green Alternative in Georgia talks about the opportunities and threats in bringing concerns from the ground to the attention of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.