Our brief to the parliamentary committees studying Ottawa's COVID-19 economic response highlights the role of Canada's export bank in bailing out fossil fuel producers, and makes recommendations to align the government's response with its climate commitments.
Canadian organizations are calling for full protection measures for human rights defenders who face grave security risks after speaking out against a hydroelectric project financed in part by the Canadian government.
Communities devastated by the Hidroituango dam in Colombia continue to seek accountability from the Canadian government, which financed the project through its export bank. In this letter, we ask the trade minister to ensure that the bank makes reparations and no longer supports such damaging projects.
An expert study reveals an unacceptable degree of risk that the tailings dam at Belo Sun's proposed mine in the Brazilian Amazon will fail, contaminating the Xingu River and harming nearby indigenous and other communities.
Canada has become the second-largest public financier of fossil fuels in the G20 due to the business carried out by its export bank. New research commissioned by Above Ground and Oil Change International identifies policy and legal reforms needed to reverse the trend and redirect the bank's resources into low-carbon solutions.
Demandas contra empresas extractivas presentadas en Canadá: Avances en el litigio civil transnacional
En total, son ocho las demandas que se han presentado en tribunales canadienses sobre abusos ambientales o a los derechos humanos vinculados a las operaciones de empresas extractivas canadienses en el exterior. En este documento se resumen las ocho demandas, sus implicaciones y los desafíos que plantea este tipo de demandas transnacionales.