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Cambodian farmers take Thai sugar giant to court | Al’Jazeera

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - After years of protesting, two Cambodian farmers make their case this week in a Bangkok court against Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol, who they blame for the loss of their livelihoods.

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Uncalculated Risks: Threats and Attacks Against Human Rights Defenders and the Role of Development Financiers

Human rights defenders are a cornerstone of sustainable development. Yet today, their critical work comes at an unacceptable cost.  Inclusive Development International is one of over 100 groups working to expose the uncalculated risks of mega-projects and other ill-planned development

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When funding fuels fire: the ins and outs of responsible mining finance – Mine | Issue 81 | June 19

The World Bank’s Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is currently considering a complaint made against the International Finance Corporation, a sister organisation of the World Bank, for funding the expansion of a controversial bauxite mining project. Such grievances are not uncommon and it is hard not to wonder, is CAO powerful enough to hold organisations, including its own, to account? Heidi Vella investigates

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International call on banks: Don’t finance the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

(May 28, 2019) – A coalition of African and international organizations is today calling on South Africa’s Standard Bank and Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) to withdraw from their role as lead arrangers for a massive oil pipeline under construction in Uganda

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New Release: Second Edition of Safeguarding People and the Environment in Chinese Investments

(May 21, 2019) – Inclusive Development International is pleased to announce the publication of a second edition of Safeguarding People and the Environment in Chinese Investments: A Reference Guide for Advocates. This publication provides a practical guide to the policies,

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Not just dirty, but deadly: Can the World Bank clean up its fossil fuel problem?

Commentary: The World Bank's International Finance Corporation has laid out a new proposed strategy to address concerns regarding the climate impacts of its $50 billion financial intermediary portfolio. It’s a step in the right direction. But given the urgency of the climate crisis, the world’s leading multilateral development institution should be doing more to hasten the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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