Natural-resources extractive companies are profiting financially and socially when they consult with affected communities before and during the construction of projects.
As the World Bank hosts Extractive Industries Week, the story of the Mae Moh coal plant in Thailand shows why early community engagement is critical.
In a landmark settlement, two U.S. government agencies are now required to consider the climate change impacts of overseas financing.
The Government of Ecuador recently announced that it is pursuing efforts to leave the oil under Yasuni National Park untapped to protect the rainforest, its species and its inhabitants.
On his first full day in office, President Obama issued an Executive Order and several memoranda on transparency and participation in the Federal Government.
International project financing primarily intended to generate jobs and growth should not ignore social and environmental safeguards in the name of economic stimulus.
WHAT: For the sixth straight year, World Resources Institute President Jonathan Lash will hold a briefing to preview which key environmental issues to watch in the year ahead.
The following comments were submitted to the Asian Development Bank in 2008, regarding its Safeguard Policy Statement.
On October 9th, the World Resources Institute’s International Financial Flows and Environment (IFFE) team co-sponsored a panel discussion with Oxfam America and Center for International Environmental Law on How the World Bank Group Gauges ‘Broad Community Support’ for Projects.
WRI has joined with 70 organizations to issue the 21st Century Right to Know Agenda Report in support of government transparency and accountability in the incoming Obama administration.
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