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Vietnamese Agribusiness Giant HAGL Destroys Indigenous Lands

(May 25, 2020) – Indigenous villages in Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province waited years for Vietnamese rubber company Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) to return sacred lands, as promised. Instead, during March, HAGL carried out sweeping land clearances.

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UN calls for firms behind Lao dam collapse to pay as 7,000 survivors await compensation | ASEAN Today

(May 1, 2020) – Nearly two years after the collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam in Laos, a group of United Nations (UN) experts is calling on governments and businesses to address ongoing human rights violations experienced by survivors

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265 Civil Society Groups Call on Chinese Authorities to Ensure that Covid-19 Financial Relief Does Not Bail Out Harmful Projects

(April 30, 2020) – Today, Inclusive Development International joined 265 civil society groups around the world in calling upon the Chinese government to ensure that COVID-19 related financial relief for struggling Belt and Road projects flows only to high quality

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CSOs react to African Development Bank’s statement rejecting claims of potential pipeline funding

(April 24, 2020) —The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released a press statement rejecting claims of financial support to the controversial East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) estimated to cost $3.5 billion. This statement is seen as a direct response

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AfDB says no plans to fund Uganda-Tanzania pipeline – The East African

(April 11, 2020) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) responded to a petition by a worldwide consortium of civil society organizations saying it will not fund the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), as it does not fall within its focus area of renewable energy projects. Civil society says the project will cause irreparable social and environmental damage.

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Time to Raise the Bar: A New Briefing Paper on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

(March 25, 2020) –This new release looks at the project portfolio of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to provide a solid grounding for those engaging in public consultations on the review of the AIIB’s Environmental and Social Framework.

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