Construction of a massive oil pipeline in Africa is underway. For the governments of the countries it will run through, it promises new economic opportunities. But for many others, it could spell trouble.
Mamadou Lamarana was hoping the World Bank’s financial involvement in a western Guinean bauxite mine expansion would lead to compensation for the loss of land and pollution he says his community suffered in the run up to their resettlement in 2020.
Masyarakat Dairi, Sumatera Utara, terus menyuarakan kekhawatiran atas kehadiran perusahaan tambang seng di daerah mereka. Mereka was-was ruang hidup hilang dan ancaman bencana. Pada 24 Agustus lalu masyarakat Dairi menamakan diri Aliansi Masyarakat Peduli Lingkungan Dairi aksi di Dairi, Medan dan Jakarta.
A China-backed zinc and lead mine being developed in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island may pose “extreme” risks to the environment and nearby communities, according to an assessment by the World Bank’s internal watchdog. Public opposition to the project forced the developer to suspend it indefinitely earlier this year, but not halt it.
In March, four environmentalist groups—Greenpeace France, Friends of the Earth France, Notre Affaire a Tous and Client Earth—launched an unprecedented legal case, charging the French oil giant TotalEnergies with what amounts to “criminal greenwashing.”
A controversial oil project that would connect oilfields in a Ugandan National Park to a port in Tanzania breaches global environmental guidelines for banks, according to a new nonprofit report Tuesday.