Dutch-based ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank are structurally involved in scandals concerning destruction of rainforest and land-grabbing in Asia and Africa. Milieudefensie is calling on the banks to cease financing the industrial palm oil sector.
The Weekly Times has compiled a list of more than 900 properties, and their owners, who range from family farms to domestic and international corporate and investment institutions. The result? The big are getting bigger.
Fourteen indigenous leaders and human rights defenders from forest countries called upon Dutch policy makers to take action against human rights abuses, land grabbing and deforestation in relation to large scale agriculture, timber logging and mining
Swedwatch report shows how local communities were affected when the Addax Bioenergy project in Sierra Leone stalled and when development banks exited from the project without taking steps to protect that the rights of local communities.