BIC monitors high-risk or otherwise problematic projects financed by Multilateral Development Banks like the World Bank Group.
BIC supports local civil society engagement on these projects by assisting in procuring and understanding hard-to-obtain project documents, producing analytical case studies on problematic projects, and providing strategic support to civil society partners for monitoring individual projects.
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- The project has led to the relocation of community members who have never been compensated, as well as an influx of construction workers that has increased the risk of sexual violence and abuse to girls in the community.
- Original image by Eugene Simonov, Rivers without Boundaries Coalition
- As a client of the IFC, Titan Group subsidiary Alexandria Portland Cement Company (APCC) is obliged to uphold the IFC’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards. APCC has been accused of violating these standards by damaging the health and livelihoods of the local community; violating labor and worker’s rights; and polluting the environment.
- As a forerunner in the REDD+ preparation process and the first country accepted into the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility's Carbon Fund, Costa Rica has the potential to set important precedents and serve as an example for other countries pursing REDD+.
- The World Bank is providing $840 million in investment lending to this natural gas-fired power plant. Local communities have expressed concern about issues related to water and land rights, loss of livelihood, inappropriate compensation, and coercion.
- The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently funding two controversial projects in Kosovo, the Lignite Power Technical Assistance Project and the Kosovo KEK - Advisory Services Project.
- Located in the Omnogovi Aimag (province) in the Southern Gobi Desert region of Mongolia, the Oyu Tolgoi copper/silver/gold mine is one of the largest undeveloped copper and gold deposits in the world.
- The road project between Ixiamas and San Buenaventura represents the most concrete opportunity for the northern region of La Paz to bring environmental considerations into regional planning from the very first stages of the process.
- The 4,000-megawatt Tata Mundra power plant that is being developed in India’s Gujarat state poses numerous environmental and social concerns, particularly for fishing communities.
- New coal plants deepen South Africa’s climate debt for the benefit of transnationals, while leaving South Africa’s poor in the dark.
- Difficulty in mitigating and managing forest ecosystem impacts from major infrastructure investments, such as the Southern Highway, have called attention to the lack of adequate planning in the Peruvian Amazon.
- For more information please contact Latin America program director Christian Velasquez-Donaldson or view the details in Spanish.
- GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited is 1050 MW (with an additional 350 MW) coal based thermal power project located at Kamalanga village, Odapada Block, Dhenkanal district, Odisha. Project is expected to begin by the end of 2012. The source of water for the power plant is Bhramani River, which runs along Kamalang village. The coal used for the project would be sourced from Talcher Mahanadi Coal field, which is about 43 kilometer from the GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited.
- World Bank agriculture project supports sector with widespread, government orchestrated forced labor.