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Asia’s new investment bank can change the rules and clean up

By: Gerry Arances Convenor (CEED)

“China needs to do something which can help it be recognised as a responsible member of the international economic community and maybe in the future be recognised as a responsible leader.”

This was the message of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), uttered by its President Jin Liqun this month, whilst flagging his ambition to rival other lenders such as the World Bank and the Asia Development Bank (ADB).

 

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70 Civil Society Organisations Call On UNESCO to Protect Sundarbans From Proposed Coal-fired Power Plant

20 April, 2017

Chiang Mai, Thailand

As the people from the Sunderbans coastal belt and the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports hold a grand rally in Khulna, Bangladesh, 70 civil society organisations call on UNESCO World Heritage Committee to protect the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans, and to cancel the proposed construction of the Rampal coal power-plant project in Bangladesh. 

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280 CSOs from 47 Countries Call on Japanese Government to Reject Financing for Cirebon and Indramayu Coal Plants in West Java, Indonesia

On March 23, Indonesian and Japanese CSOs submitted an international petition signed by 280 CSOs from 47 countries to Japanese government, to call on JBIC and JICA not to finance the Cirebon expansion coal-fired power plant (1,000 MW) and the Indramayu expansion coal-fired power plant (1,000 MW), both located in West Java, Indonesia. 

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