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7 years 1 month ago.   .   This year, a coalition of development and environment organizations commissioned an independent assessment of Canada’s Fast-Start Climate Finance program. The assessment raises serious concerns about Canada’s willingness to support developing countries cope with the impacts of climate change.   Read more ...
7 years 2 months ago.   .   The relationship between debt and capital flight is a vicious cycle. This is a reprint of a short article from Third World Quarterly about the relationship between debt and illicit financial flows.   Read more ...
7 years 5 months ago.   Corporate accountability, Domestic legislation, Environment, globalization, Government of Canada policies and positions, Human rights, Transparency and disclosure.   In this June 13 press release, civil society welcomes the government's commitment to adopt binding corporate disclosure requirements but calls for further steps in the development of a comprehensive accountability framework regarding the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies.   Read more ...
7 years 6 months ago.   Corporate accountability.   On May 24, the Chilean government fined Barrick Gold $16 million for violations of its environmental permit for the Pascua Lama project. The following day, local communities released a public statement denouncing the fine. In an interview with Radio Canada International, the Halifax Initiative's Karyn Keenan discusses local reactions.   Read more ...
8 years 3 months ago.   HIPC initiative, IFI accountability, IFI governance, Poverty, Transparency and disclosure.   The debt edition featuring articles on the re-emerging debt crisis, odious debt, debt distress assessments, export credit agencies and soveriegn debt work-out procedures.   Read more ...
8 years 4 months ago.   EDC regulation.   Statement by the Halifax Initiative, the Latin American Observatory of Environmental Conflicts and MiningWatch Canada concerning Barrick Gold's disasterous second quarter results and its 'star' project, Pascua Lama.   Read more ...
8 years 5 months ago.   Environment, Government of Canada policies and positions, IFI accountability, IFI policies and positions.   Climate finance: the World Bank, Export Development Canada and the Canadian government. Plus Rio+20 postmortem.   Read more ...
8 years 6 months ago.   Corporate accountability, Domestic legislation, ECA Reform, EDC reform, EDC regulation, Environment, Government accountability, Government of Canada policies and positions, Human rights, IFI accountability, IFI governance.   Article prepared for the 'Global Capital, Global Rights' workshop convened by SFU and UBC. The text discusses civil society efforts in support of Bill C-300, legislation that sought to create accountability mechanisms regarding the provision of government support to Canadian extractive companies that operate overseas.   Read more ...
8 years 10 months ago.   Corporate accountability, ECA Reform, EDC reform, EDC regulation, Environment, Government accountability, Government of Canada policies and positions, Human rights, IFI accountability, IFI governance, IFI policies and positions, IFI reform, Poverty, Sustainability.   Energy poverty, climate change and the World Bank; Durban postmortem.   Read more ...
8 years 11 months ago.   ECA Reform, EDC reform, EDC regulation, Environment, Government accountability, Government of Canada policies and positions, Human rights, Transparency and disclosure.   In this letter to Export Development Canada and the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Chilean and Argentine organizations express harsh criticisms regarding the public agencies' due diligence processes concerning Barrick Gold's application for support for Pascua Lama.   Read more ...

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