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  • ADB Accountability Mechanism | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    প্রজেক্ট মনিটরিং Latest News Sign the 1M Petition ADB Project Tracker Media NGO Forum on ADB questions ADB’s intent to shift towards using country safeguards systems without any ‘assessment’ and ‘equivalency’ with its own safeguards systems as presented by the Strategy and Policy Department of the ADB. This alarming move towards using country systems prematurely will have disastrous impacts on local communities and the environment especially in autocratic regimes where civil society voice is suppressed and persecuted, and national instruments are riddled with corruption and weak implementation. ADB in doing so will also be in violation of its own ADB Safeguards Policy Strategy SPS 2010, where it clearly indicates ‘equivalency’ and ‘assessment’ to be conducted for Country Systems with ADB standards before they are considered for use in any ADB project. In ADB’s own study on Country Systems in 2015, it indicates that in six upper-middle-income countries UMICs, the use of country systems are not feasible as they are far from ADB SPS 2010 standards. The ADB is faced to provide competitive lending rates with the rise of new banks and abruptly moving towards using Country Systems is a way by which the Bank is trying to reduce loan approval times and “costs” by compromising due diligence requirements which put human rights, public safety, environmental sustainability and national economies at risk. ​ Read the Strategy 2030 related documents below : 21 Aug 2018 | Pillars for the Future of Development Finance in Asia 08 May 2018 | Joint Submission of Comments on ADB’s Draft Strategy 2030 02 Feb 2017 | ADB Strat 2030 Letter 29 Mar 2017 | ADB response to letter regarding ADB's new corporate strategy 30 Jun 2016 | ADB criticized for holding questionable consultations on its new corporate strategy এশিয়ান ডেভেলপমেন্ট ব্যাংক (এডিবি) Project Monitoring Energy Campaign Safeguards Public Information Policy Accountability Mechanism Strategy 2030

  • ADB Accountability Mechanism Media| NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    প্রজেক্ট মনিটরিং Latest News Sign the 1M Petition ADB Project Tracker Media WATCH Unpacking the Delivery of ADB’s Safeguard Policy Statement ​ 8 May 2019 | Nadi, Fiji এশিয়ান ডেভেলপমেন্ট ব্যাংক (এডিবি) Project Monitoring Energy Campaign Safeguards Public Information Policy Accountability Mechanism Strategy 2030

  • 1M Signatures for ADB Safeguards | ngoforumonadb

    আমরা এশিয়ান ডেভেলপমেন্ট ব্যাংক (এডিবি) এর কাছে অনুরোধ করছি মজবুত, অধিকার-ভিত্তিক এবং ন্যায্য সুরক্ষা নীতি! নাম আপনি কি - স্বতন্ত্র সংগঠন চিহ্ন আপনার সমর্থন দেখাতে শেয়ার বা টুইট করুন! Share চাহিদা পড়ুন

  • Bankwatch Archive | NGO Forum on ADB

    সম্পদ 2022 ​ December Special Issue September June Marc h 2021 ​ December September June March 2020 ডিসেম্বর সেপ্টেম্বর জুন মার্চ 2019 ডিসেম্বর সেপ্টেম্বর জুন মার্চ একটি পুরানো Bankwatch সমস্যা খুঁজছেন? সচিবালয়ে [at]forum-adb.org-এ একটি কপির জন্য জিজ্ঞাসা করুন।

  • Decarbonize ADB | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    প্রজেক্ট মনিটরিং Latest News Latest Publication ADB Project Tracker Latest Events/Activities Media The Forum network takes the position that locking member countries into reliance on new fossil fuel infrastructure, subject to volatile international markets, is no less than an environmentally, socially, and economically irresponsible investment choice given the ADB's limited resources (both in terms of financing for direct projects and technical advice as well as intermediary financial support). The network remains vigilant that the ADB will now target problematic projects such as large hydro, waste to energy incinerators, and geothermal for future finance. The Forum also advocates for restricting the criteria for financing Large hydro projects which have severe impacts on local communities in terms of displacement and environmental destruction. এশিয়ান ডেভেলপমেন্ট ব্যাংক (এডিবি) Project Monitoring Energy Campaign Safeguards Public Information Policy Accountability Mechanism Strategy 2030

  • AIIB Communications | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    CASES COMMUNICATION WITH AIIB EVENTS SUGGESTED READINGS FAQ STATEMENTS LETTERS Re: Virtual Consultations Hosted by AIIB on the Energy Sector Strategy Update To: Mr. Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Mr. Ludger Schuknecht, V.P. and Corporate Secretary, AIIB Sir Danny Alexander, V.P., Policy and Strategy, AIIB Mr. Bob Pickard, D.G., Communications Department, AIIB AIIB Board of Directors – Via Email – 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. ​ READ MORE FORUM'S LATEST LETTERS SENT TO AIIB ​ Re: AIIB’s Virtual Consultation Sessions on the Energy Sector Strategy Update AIIB’s Extended Deadline for Public Input on the Energy Sector Strategy Update AIIB response regarding the Extended Deadline for Public Input on the AIIB Energy Sector Strategy Collective Statement For the Energy Sector Strategy Update Re: AIIB’s Call for Public Input on the Energy Sector Strategy Update AIIB's Response: 'AIIB’s Call for Public Input on the Energy Sector Strategy Update' Follow Up Correspondence Concerning the 2022 Energy Sector Strategy Update AIIB response to NGO Forum on ADB network’s letter regarding Energy Strategy update (AIIB's response to the two letters sent by NGO Forum on ADB network; Follow Up Correspondence Concerning the 2022 Energy Sector Strategy Update and Collective Call for a New Forward Looking AIIB Energy Sector Strategy ​

  • 1M Signatures for ADB Safeguards | ngoforumonadb

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  • AIIB Suggested Readings | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    CASES COMMUNICATION WITH AIIB EVENTS SUGGESTED READINGS FAQ Suggested Readings Collective Statement For the Energy Sector Strategy Update

  • Energy Publication | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    এশিয়ান ডেভেলপমেন্ট ব্যাংক (এডিবি) Project Monitoring Energy Campaign Safeguards Public Information Policy Accountability Mechanism Strategy 2030 প্রজেক্ট মনিটরিং Download ​ Amidst news of Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project’s declining supply and nearing depletion and the thede-rating of the Ilijan Combined-Cycle GasTurbine Plant which is partly to blame for therecent Luzon Grid red alert, the Departmentof Energy and members of Congress are positioning fossil gas as the new preferred fuel.The Philippine Energy Plan 2018-2040 andpending legislations at the Senate and HouseEnergy Committees envision a “world-class,investment-driven and efficient” fossil gasmidstream and downstream industries thatwould develop the country as the LNG tradingand trans-shipment hub of Asia-Pacific. This vision comes at the cost of energy security, equity, and sustainability. CEED recommends thefollowing measures to minimize the tradeoffsof gas’ energy trilemma:This report seeks to provide an overview ofthe Philippine fossil gas landscape today, andtakes stock of proposed policies, laws, andplans for the upstream, midstream, and downstream fossil gas industries and their implications to energy security, power rates, criticalecological areas, and climate goals Latest News Latest Publication AIIB Project Tracker Latest Events/Activities Media

  • Venue | ngoforumonadb

    কল খুলুন | পটভূমি | এশিয়ান পিপলস কল | ভেন্যু | সেশন Open Call Background Asian People's Call Venue Session ইভেন্টটি ফিলিপিন্সের ইউনিভার্সিটি, ডিলিমান কোয়েজন সিটিতে অনুষ্ঠিত হবে। পূর্ণ অধিবেশন ISABELO DELOS REYES অডিটোরিয়াম, UP SOLAIR, DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY এ থাকবে। ব্রেক আউট সেশন হবে ইউপি ইনস্টিটিউট ফর স্মল-স্কেল ইন্ডাস্ট্রিজ (ISSI) সোলার

  • NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    ACEF 2024: Where Corporate Giants Peddle Technofixes to the Climate Crisis From Mongolia to Georgia, this past year has been marked by ever-constrained spaces for civil society movements to organize, most particularly in response to questions surrounding resource, development, energy, climate, and environmental justice as well as rising geopolitical tensions, militarization, and securitization of border zones. This year has also been one of extreme heatwaves, unprecedented flooding, and torrential downpours, with knock-on impacts on peoples’ social, economic, and cultural well-being. Amid these realities, community alliances, local respected leaders, as well as climate, environmental, gender, labor rights, and development justice advocates are increasingly coming together to question and oppose the build-out of fossil gas infrastructure, the damming of the last free-flowing stretches of rivers, destructive drilling for geothermal heat from the bowels of the earth, the incineration of wastes or biomass, territories and ancestral lands signed away single-handedly by states to mining companies, as well as techno-fixes, all of which delay rather than hasten a shift to decentralized and utility-scale power systems dependent on the power of the wind and sun. Read Collective Civil Society Statement on ESF Draft: Calling for an Overhaul and immediate redrafting After two years of engaging in the formal ADB review consultation process, during which we collectively sought to consistently raise critical concerns and provide formal inputs to the ADB's Office of Safeguards in good faith, we would have expected to see these recommendations meaningfully reflected in the outcome document. Indeed, this was the reason why we attended online and in-person meetings with ADB’s safeguard staff, calling for a forward-looking policy rewrite that would require all financing flows to adhere to a binding framework underpinned by an unequivocal commitment to uphold international human and environmental rights. Read AIIB OBSERVER As the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) commences, the Forum Network recognizes this moment as a crucial opportunity to shed light on the critical issues of AIIB's transparency, accountability, and meaningful engagement. These concerns have been consistently at the forefront of our agenda in previous years. ​ In our unwavering commitment to advancing our mission, we introduce the 'AIIB Observer,' a newspaper tabloid designed to highlight the stories of communities directly impacted by AIIB-funded projects. Our central aim with this tabloid is to provide a platform for the voices that often remain unheard – the voices of community members who have shouldered the burdens imposed by AIIB's development vision. Through the 'AIIB Observer,' we endeavor to convey these communities' struggles, challenges, and unfortunate experiences to AIIB's leadership, the media, and the broader public. ​ Within the 'AIIB Observer pages,' you will discover a compelling collection of stories, each shedding light on a specific project. These stories encompass diverse regions and projects, including the Bhola IPP in Bangladesh, the Bangalore Metro Rail Project, the Cambodia PRASAC COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Facility, the Cambodia Emergency and Crisis Response Facility, the Everbright Infrastructure Investment Fund II, and the Unique Meghnaghat 584MW Combined Cycle Power Plant. ​ We firmly believe that the narratives showcased in the 'AIIB Observer' will serve as a potent instrument in furthering our advocacy efforts against the adverse consequences wrought by AIIB-funded initiatives. Download NEW PUBLICATION OUT! The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a major financial institution in the Asia-Pacific region headquartered in the Philippines, with Japan and the USA as its main shareholders. The bank recognizes the severity of climate change consequences in Asia and advocates for transitioning to clean energy to combat it. ​ ADB is set to present itself as a regional climate bank at its 2024 annual meeting, showcasing the Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM), aimed at phasing out coal-fired power plants in Asia. However, criticism arises, suggesting that the ETM might actually benefit fossil fuel companies and fail to address the root issues. ​ Several coal phase-out mechanisms, including ADB's ETM, are in draft stages, with Southeast Asia being a key focus. However, civil society organizations express concerns about the lack of preventive measures in the ETM and its potential to reward environmentally harmful companies. Criticism extends to ADB's past investments in coal-fired power plants, despite claims of transitioning away from fossil fuels. The bank's revised energy policy still allows support for fossil fuel-related projects, creating inconsistency and undermining its stated goals. ​ The paper calls for ADB to exclude financing for the coal industry, prioritize renewable energy, and adhere to the "polluters pay" principle by covering the damage caused. Download Read Read Read

  • Tracker Request Form | ngoforumonadb

    ADB GAS & LNG PROJECT TRACKER ACCESS REQUEST FORM Name Country Organization Email Purpose of access to the tracker Submit Thank you for submitting! We will get back to you with you passcode.

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