Waste management in Uzbekistan: the high risks that the EBRD refuses to see
February 20, 2023
People living in the settlements adjacent to landfills slated for expansion under an EBRD waste management project were not adequately consulted.
Legal challenge mounted against subsidies for Belgrade waste incinerator
March 2, 2020
Serbia’s Ne Davimo Beograd movement has submitted two complaints to the Energy Community Secretariat, challenging government decisions for the Suez-Itochu consortium’s 340,000 tonnes-per-year municipal waste incinerator in Belgrade (1).
Living on the edge: waste collection at Mongolia’s landfill rehabilitation project
October 16, 2019
Ulaanbaatar is growing, fast. The Mongolian capital has added several hundred thousand people in recent years, many of whom are abandoning the countryside and traditional forms of subsistence herding to pursue opportunities in the city. But the rush to the city is placing pressure on infrastructure like housing, transportation and other essential services.
Ne Davimo Beograd initiative: Decision on contents of waste incinerator study annulled
January 22, 2019
Following a complaint filed by the Ne Davimo Beograd initiative, the Government of Serbia has annulled the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s decision determining the scope and contents of environmental impact assessment for a project to build a wa
Inicijativa: Poništeno rešenje o sadržaju studije za spalionicu otpada u Vinči
January 21, 2019
Vlada Srbije je, nakon žalbe Inicijative Ne davimo Beograd, donela odluku o poništavanju rešenja Ministarstva životne sredine kojim se određuje obim i sadržaj studije o proceni uticaja na životnu sredinu projekta izgradnje spalionice u Vinči. Source: I
Pyromaniacs in Budapest want to burn EU funds in new waste incinerator
December 22, 2017
With its plans to build a new waste incinerator in Budapest with EU funding support, Hungary’s government not only ignores the opportunity to make it’s cities cleaner and healthier, but also piles up costs its citizens will have to pay in the future.
UPDATE 7: Juncker on the investment offensive … against Europeans, the economy and the environment
January 22, 2015
Labelled the €1.3 trillion investment offensive, more than 2000 projects have been identified by the European Commission’s new Task Force on Investment (made up of representatives of the EC, EIB and member states) for fast-tracked financing from President Juncker’s recently announced €315 billion stimulus plan.
Zagreb residents protest incinerator plans ahead of new waste management plan approval
September 22, 2014
I had a strong sense of deja-vu today. On 31 March 2008, residents of the Zagreb suburb of Resnik held a protest against plans for a 385 000 tonnes per year waste incinerator which was to be built nearby. It was a sunny day and the majority of Resnik’s residents came along to show their opposition to yet another industrial facility being built in their neighbourhood and to push for a waste management system built on waste prevention and recycling.
How many white elephant projects can you fit into EU funds programming?
August 8, 2014
Some Czech projects proposed for EU funding are already sticking out as ‘white elephant’ investments. As the final spending decisions for 2014-2020 shape up, Bankwatch will be keeping a close eye on the likely stampede of similar project concepts all across central and eastern Europe.
City of Zagreb still playing with fire
July 18, 2014
Seasoned Bankwatch-watchers may recall our successful four-year campaign to stop the EBRD from financing a waste incinerator just outside Zagreb. Between 2005 and 2008, we supported Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia and local group UZOR to prevent the City of Zagreb from building a huge 385 000 tonnes per year waste incinerator in Resnik on the outskirts of Croatia’s capital.