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New UNESCO warning to potential financiers of Rampal coal plant
By BankTrack | Jul 06, 2015 | Bonn, Germany

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee at its annual meeting in Bonn has yet again criticised the Bangladeshi government for failing to evaluate the impacts of the proposed Rampal coal plant on the Sundarbans World Heritage Site. In a blow to prospects for the coal plant, the Committee requested the Bangladeshi government invite a monitoring mission to the site, the first… read more >> | share >>

Bangladesh coal plant “non-compliant with Equator Principles” shows new BankTrack analysis
“Big Three” French banks ruled out financing for Rampal project near Sundarbans World Heritage mangrove forest
By BankTrack | Jun 29, 2015 | Nijmegen

As the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meets this week in Bonn, Germany, a new report from BankTrack shows that the Rampal coal power plant, proposed for construction on the edge of the World Heritage Sundarbans mangrove forest in Bangladesh, would breach the Equator Principles, a set of guidelines for project finance… read more >> | share >>

Australian banks: New Report highlights gulf between renewable and fossil fuel financing
ANZ confirmed as Australia’s biggest fossil fuel lender
By Market Forces | Jun 18, 2015 | Melbourne

A new report from Market Forces shines a light for the first time on Australian banks' financing of the fossil fuel industry and the disparity between lending to ‘clean' and ‘dirty' energy.

Covering over 150 financial institutions, the report - Fueling the Fire - identifies ANZ as the leading lender to fossil fuels, having provided $12.6 billion… read more >> | share >>

Swedish banks in breach of human rights guidelines
By Amnesty International, Swedish Consumers’ Association, Fair Finance Guide | Jun 17, 2015 | Stockholm

Swedish banks invest in companies involved in serious human rights abuses, according to a new report. The report also shows that the banks' justification - to engage with companies to bring about a change - in many cases is very weak.

The report written by Amnesty International in Sweden and the Swedish Consumers' Association and published by Fair Finance Guide… read more >> | share >>

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