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PWG Activists to ADB: ‘Stop Financing Coal and Dirty Energy’
Nearly 100 activists from NGO Forum’s Philippine Working Group (PWG) stormed the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters at the opening plenary and ministerial dialogue of the Asia Clean Energy Forum last June 28 and slammed the Bank’s legacy of dirty energy investments and its duplicitous clean energy program. The protesters told the Bank to immediately desist from financing dirty energy projects such as coal plants.
Civil Society Statement Calling on the ADB to End Support for Coal
More than a hundred civil society organizations from Asia, Australia , Europe and the United States have called on the Asian Development Bank to immediately rule out any future support for coal projects. They said scarce public resources should not go to an outdated technology that harms human health and Earth’s climate.
ADB Safeguards Can’t Protect People from Current Economic, Environmental Woes --- NGO Forum
The world’s leading civil society critic of the Asian Development Bank has scored the shortcomings of the 2009 Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) to amply protect the Bank’s project-affected communities from global problems such as climate change, labor violations, gender impacts and loss of livelihoods.
NGO Forum Call to End Forced Labor in Uzbekistan

Nov. 25 - Despite the continual pressure from the Manila resident international civil society network NGO Forum on ADB and the US based Human Rights Watch, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced in Sept. 25, 2013 the Board’s approval of a US$ 220 million loan to upgrade Uzbekistan’s 45–year–old water supply system through the Amu Bukhara Irrigation System Rehabilitation (ABIS) Project.

ADB told: Loans for 'Yolanda' rehab will overburden PH, give grants instead

Nov. 21, MANILA - An international group of civil society organizations is strongly opposing the US$500 millionr econstruction loan that the Asian Development Bank is extending to the Philippines for the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda.

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Forum Sets Up Yolanda Solidarity Fund for Typhoon Victims

Nov. 14 - In response to the catastrophic aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that ravaged Central Philippines last Friday, the Forum through its Philippine Working Group (PWG) has set up the Yolanda Solidarity Fund to extend aid to hapless victims of the calamity. The PWG is leading the organized relief efforts of Forum members and partners for a more effective distribution to devastated areas

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