Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has proposed a 4,400 MW coal-fired power plant complex in the Long Phu District of Soc Trang province, Vietnam.
This push for dirty power comes despite the country’s vast wind and solar alternatives identified by the World Bank and others.
The world must address its addiction to fossil fuels, but not just coal – oil and gas too.
Industrial ocean fish farming is the mass breeding, rearing, and harvesting of seafood in the ocean. Mainstream, industrial offshore aquaculture practices are essentially underwater factory farms with devastating environmental and socio-economic impacts.
65 Environmental, human rights and Indigenous Peoples’ organisations today sent an open letter to the Steering Committee of the Equator Principles Association (EPA), calling for new and much stronger commitments to be made by its 91 member banks on combating climate change and respecting Indigenous Peoples’ rights and territories.
This briefing aims to provide an initial assessment of whether the GCF is living up to its mandate. It looks at whether funds are being equitably disbursed, “country ownership” is being enhanced (encouraging devolved management rather than control by multilateral institutions), and vulnerable countries and communities are being targeted.