Press Release - September 22, 2005
New agreement for financing renewable technology a Trojan horse for environmental destruction, NGOs say
Monthly Issue Update - July 31, 2005
G8 Leaders Fail to Make Much Progress at Gleneagles Summit, World Bank given leading role.
Press Responses - May 13, 2005
Dams Could Win OECD Support
BONN , May 13 (IPS) - The OECD took a controversial decision Friday to consider loans for large dams on favourable terms.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a grouping of 30 rich nations, took a provisional decision to consider loans for hydropower projects that could be repaid over 15 years in place of the present ceiling of eight-and-a-half years.
The OECD at present allows 15-year repayment for nuclear power projects. The decision Friday brings hydro projects on a par with repayment terms for nuclear projects.
The provisional decision is subject to discussions between OECD officials and experts from several disciplines over the next six months.
Non-governmental organisations want the experts and officials to particularly consider the recommendations of the World Commission on Dams (WCD).
Letter to Minister Peterson regarding disclosure of information at EDC - March 29, 2005
March 29, 2005
The Honourable James Peterson
Minister of International Trade
125 Sussex Drive
Tower B, 5th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
R.e.: Disclosure of information at Export Development Canada
Dear Mr. Peterson
I am writing you on behalf of the Halifax Initiative Coalition, a Coalition of development, environment, faith-based, human rights and labour groups, regarding Export Development Canada’s (EDC) disclosure policy.
EDC response Re: Comments - January 20, 2004
January 20, 2004
Press Responses: Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Export Agency Must Stiffen Bribery Sanctions - Report (IPS)
by Mark Bourrie
OTTAWA, Dec 16 (IPS) - The Canadian agency that underwrites large-scale export projects must adopt tougher rules against bribery by client companies, says a report by a trade union anti-corruption group affiliated with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Monday, December 15, 2003
EDC ranks poorly in Anti-Corruption Index
Crown Corporation says it is satisfied with safeguards in place, new Report indicates it should not be.
Press Release - Monday, December 11, 2003
Group blasts weak OECD agreement on environment
Loopholes allow export credit support for harmful projects to continue.
Press Release - Monday, September 15, 2003
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