EIB plans to cut all funding for fossil fuel projects by 2020

Originally published by the Guardian. EU’s lending arm financed oil, gas and coal projects in 2018 with more than €2.4bn Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent Fri 26 Jul 2019 16.36 BST The European Investment Bank has vowed to end its multibillion euro financing for fossil fuel projects by the end of next year in order to align its strategy […]

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Job opening: Media and Communication Officer

Position: Media and Communication Officer Organisation: Counter Balance Location: Brussels, Belgium Starting date: 1 November 2019 Deadline for applications:  11 September (18:00 CET) Please apply in writing by sending an e-mail to: info@counter-balance.org, with the subject line “Media and Communication Coordinator”, including: – Your CV in English; – An application letter, focusing on your motivation […]

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EIB to stop financing fossil fuels by end 2020

Today, the European Investment Bank (EIB) published a draft of its new Energy Policy which proposes to end support to all fossil fuels beyond 2020. The draft policy is now to be approved by the bank’s shareholders, the EU Member States. Brussels, 26 July 2019 The EIB, the financial arm of the European Union, is […]

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EU development finance can play a stronger and better role, say CSOs

July 2019 CEE Bankwatch Network, Concord, Counter Balance and Eurodad submitted a set of recommendations to the High Level Group of Wise Persons on the European financial architecture for development. Below is a summary of the main points. The full version is available here. Over the last few decades, the European financial architecture for development […]

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Human Rights Defenders in EIB-financed projects: a long way to go

From Colombia to Kenya, 25 cases of threats and attacks against human rights defenders reveal how development financiers can fuel abuses or help fight them By Aleksandra Antonowicz-Cyglicka, Bankwatch A new report from the Coalition for Human Rights in Development and the Defenders in Development Campaign reveals the alarming impact ill-planned investments in infrastructure, energy, […]

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Racing against the clock: Kenyan villagers under imminent threat of eviction by project under EU’s bank’s appraisal

Originally published on bankwatch.org Today’s European Development Days forum in Brussels with its aspirational motto ‘building a world which leaves no one behind’ is an ironic backdrop to what is happening in the remote parts of Kenya, where a whole community is facing a threat of forced eviction by a project under appraisal of the […]

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EIB must stop funding fossil fuels, say 70 civil society groups

Brussels, 13 June 2019 Ahead of a meeting of the EU bank’s Governors in Luxembourg on Friday, 70 civil society organisations, think tanks and academics across Europe call for a fossil-free European Investment Bank (EIB) in a joint statement released today On June 14th, the EU Finance Ministers will gather in Luxembourg(1) as Governors of […]

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EU leaders keep saying climate is a priority. Here’s something they can do

Originally published on Climate Home News The European Investment Bank is the world’s largest multilateral lender and it keeps funding fossil fuels. Next week EU finance ministers can change that By Xavier Sol and Adriana Paradiso Fixing our climate is one of the biggest challenges our politicians will have to face in the years to come, […]

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From Colombia to Kenya, 25 cases of threats and attacks against human rights defenders reveal how development financiers can fuel abuses or help fight them

A new report from the Coalition for Human Rights in Development and the Defenders in Development Campaign reveals the alarming impact ill-planned investments in infrastructure, energy, and other development activities are having on the safety and wellbeing of human rights defenders around the world. Uncalculated Risks contains 25 case studies highlighting the grave dangers faced […]

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Les contours encore flous d’une banque européenne pour le climat

Originally published on mediapart.fr 23 mai 2019 Par Christophe Gueugneau Emmanuel Macron en a fait la proposition en mars, son parti l’a reprise dans son programme. De même qu’EELV et le PS. Mais tout reste à faire quant à la création d’une banque européenne pour le climat, à commencer par convaincre les partenaires européens. ·  […]

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