With Export Development Canada set to announce its new climate targets any day, Above Ground and over one hundred civil society organizations are calling on Ottawa to follow the example set by the United Kingdom and immediately order EDC to align its business with Canada’s climate obligations.
Above Ground and Brazilian allies seek details about Kinross plan to compensate locals impacted by mine
Over a decade after a mine expansion by Kinross Gold displaced traditional communities in Brazil, the firm, a frequent client of Export Development Canada, has issued a proposal to affected communities. Above Ground and its Brazilian partners have written to Brazilian authorities to obtain further details.
La represa de Hidroituango es uno de los proyectos de infraestructura más grandes de Sudamérica, un coloso de ingeniería destinado a abastecer casi una quinta parte de la demanda energética de Colombia. Sin embargo, las numerosas fallas del proyecto han resultado catastróficas.
Consensus Starting Points: Framing a Canadian Discussion on Human Rights in the Global Operations and Supply Chains of Canadian Companies
Canadian businesses, civil society, labour and government are looking for the best path forward to prevent and eliminate adverse human rights impacts in the global operations and supply chains of companies based in Canada and/or doing business in Canada. Above Ground and 34 other civil society groups have proposed a series of consensus starting points as a basis for further dialogue.
Last week EDC announced that a review of its support for an SNC-Lavalin project in Angola cleared its staff of any wrongdoing. Yet the review process raises more questions than it answers.
Government of Canada turns back on communities harmed by Canadian mining overseas, loses trust of civil society
Today all fourteen civil society and labour union members of the government’s responsible business advisory body resigned, citing an erosion of trust in the government’s commitment to corporate accountability.