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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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.