environmental safeguards

U.S. Congress Blocks World Bank Move to Slash Safeguards

Date of Release: 
Jan 8 2015

Environmental and social justice groups in the United States and around the world are applauding a provision of the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act, passed by the U.S. Congress just before the Christmas recess. The measure requires the U.S. Treasury Department to oppose any World Bank policy that provides less protection for the environment or for human rights than the bank’s current safeguards.

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Strengthening Indonesia's environmental safeguards

Date of Release: 
Dec 11 2014

Protecting the environment starts with policymaking as well as the development and design of projects. Environmental safeguarding tools can minimize hidden environmental costs and should be brought to the forefront of the environmental agenda by the new Environment and Forestry Ministry.

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