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Press Release

Berlin, October 4, 2018

Four days before the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) puts forward its special report on 1.5°C, NGOs have released a new list of the world’s top 120 coal plant developers. “Building new coal plants is an assault on the Paris climate goals,” says Heffa Schuecking, director of the German environment NGO Urgewald. “Our list names the top companies investors and banks need to shun if they are committed to limiting our planet’s temperature rise.”

Media Invitation

Katowice, December 5, 2018

On December 5th during the 2018 UN Climate Summit in Katowice, BankTrack and Urgewald will publish new data exposing which banks and investors are financing the world’s top 120 Coal Plant Developers. The NGOs' research covers the period between January 2016 and September 2018 and shows that global financial institutions are undermining the Paris Climate Goals by still supporting the expansion of the world's coal plant fleet with almost USD 480 billion.

Press Release

Bali Nusa Dua, October 11, 2018

A new analysis by Urgewald, the German human rights NGO, finds that the World Bank is still resettling people in many of its development projects. Altogether, Urgewald screened 1,920 projects approved by the World Bank in its last 4 fiscal years (FY). From 37.2% to 40.1% of the projects were connected to the World Bank resettlement policy.


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