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  • 9 May, 2022

    Clean Energy Mustn’t Scale at the Expense of the World’s Indigenous People

    By Rasha Rehman, Triple Pundit
    Investors and project planners must take cautionary measures when executing climate mitigation and clean energy projects to prevent adverse effects on Indigenous and other local communities, Accountability Counsel says. Yet during many of these projects’ planning phases, there is frequently a lack of local community engagement, a dearth of educational awareness and a failure to provide sufficient security.
  • 4 May, 2022

    World Bank Reviews Alleged Abuses by Cambodian Microlenders

    By Gavin Finch and David Kocieniewski, Bloomberg
    The World Bank is reviewing a complaint by two Cambodian human rights groups alleging that microlenders backed by the development bank’s financing arm have engaged in predatory debt-collection practices, including pressuring borrowers to sell their land.
  • 27 April, 2022

    Postgraduate Fellow Spotlight: Megan Pearson ’21

    By Yale Law School
    Megan Pearson ’21 reflects on her time so far as a Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow at Accountability Counsel’s Policy Team.
  • 26 April, 2022

    Nothing Has Changed About the IFC’s Responsibility to Remedy Harm from Its Projects

    By Accountability Counsel
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Indian fishing communities who sued the International Finance Corporation over environmental and livelihood damage caused by an IFC-financed coal power plant. While the Supreme Court’s decision means that the communities’ legal case in the United States may be over, it does not mean that the IFC can walk away from its responsibility to ensure that harms to this community – and other communities impacted by IFC financing – are effectively remediated.
  • 29 March, 2022

    Opinion: What development finance institutions don’t want you to know

    By Margaux Day, Accountability Counsel
    In spite of clear evidence, DFIs largely refuse to provide remedy for harm caused by their own projects. A recent report from the United Nations confirms that the state of remedy in development finance is lacking and that DFIs are not being held to account. It also sets out a road map for what DFIs need to do.

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