Tag Archives: mega-corridors

Investing in mega-corridors: a development model at odds with the Paris Agreement

In recent years Counter Balance has explored the new wave of large-scale infrastructure projects financed all over the world in an attempt to understand the main drivers behind the “global infrastructure agenda”. International Financial Institutions like the EIB are a key driving force behind this trend. This blogpost builds on a chapter of our recent report “The ‘EU Climate Bank’ – Greenwashing or a banking revolution?” to highlight why this agenda is not at all compatible with the Paris Agreement.

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“Infrastructure mega corridors: a way out (or in) to the crisis? “

Translated from an original blogpost in Italian by Elena Gerebizza and Filippo Taglieri from Re:Common introducing their new report: “The great illusion. Special economic zones and infrastructure mega-corridors, the way to go?”  In the last few months our lives have changed dramatically. Many of us lost their jobs while many others continued working under extreme […]

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 3: logistics of globalisation – is this the world we want?

March 20, 2020 In the third episode of EU Watchdog Radio Nicholas Hildyard, UK based researcher and activist of the NGO, The Corner House, gives some fascinating insights in the world of logistics. A world that we all benefit from, but know very little about.  Hildyard, who just published a new report with Counter Balance, […]

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Rebuilding the world: the hubris behind the global infrastructure agenda

Originally published on OpenDemocracy By Xavier Sol Infrastructure is not just about bricks and mortar. It is about systematic wealth extraction from local communities, whose territories are permanently reshaped in the name of capital accumulation. This article is part of a series by openDemocracy and the Bretton Woods Project on the crisis of multilateralism. The […]

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New study challenges the infrastructure mega-corridors agenda

We live in an age of what might be termed “extreme infrastructure”, and “Mega-corridors” are its most visible manifestation. A new study by Counter Balance calls attention on this pervading global agenda and identifies the risks associated with it. While infrastructure corridors are not new, their expansion has now reached an unimagined extreme scale. New […]

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