WE ARE ASKING THE
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
TO GIVE US THE
Re: AIIB’s Virtual Consultation Sessions on the Energy Sector Strategy Update
Over the course of last week’s virtual consultations hosted by the AIIB on the Energy Sector Strategy Update, we hoped to join and engage in discussions in good faith. However, while we appreciate this gesture from the Bank towards expanding the process for public input on the Strategy Update, several key concerns – despite being raised consistently in writing and during online discussions – have yet to be addressed. As a result, following a collective deliberation, we are writing once again to highlight key issues of contention. With all due respect, we firmly reiterate our shared perspective that the consultation sessions as scheduled do not provide an opportunity for meaningful and inclusive dialogue between diverse sectors of civil society across the institution’s membership and the responsible Bank representatives – necessary not least because of the major implications on the future possibilities for just transition and the livelihood prospects of populations across borrowing nations of the Bank’s membership as well as meeting global climate ambitions.
Beyond ACEF 2022: Challenging the ADB to Stop Financing False Climate and Energy Solutions
Over the course of this week’s Asia Clean Energy Forum, hosted virtually by the Asian Development Bank, we have been alarmed by the absolute absence of space available to take into account the perspectives of peoples’ organizations representing the very communities and workers across the region whose livelihoods are at stake when ‘green’ energy infrastructure investments move forward.
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