Sham consultations, ruthless exploitation: CDM project experience in India

Guest article by Soumya Dutta, Beyond Copenhagen collective, India India hosts a big share of climate mitigation projects under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Many of these projects have blatantly violated the rights of affected communities and stakeholder consultations are carried out rarely if ever, writes Soumya Dutta. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was …

WATCH THIS! Lettre d’Information ONG #11: ”Comment ne pas mener une inspection : Visite par la Banque Ex-Im des États-Unis du projet de centrale au charbon à Sasan”

Il s’agit de l’histoire vraie pourtant bien difficile à croire d’une « inspection » menée par le Bureau de l’inspecteur général (BIG) de la Banque d’exportation et d’importation des États-Unis portant sur le projet MDP de la centrale au charbon démesurée de Sasan en Inde.

The Sasan coal power CDM project – lessons learnt for climate finance

With a number of Clean Development Projects (CDM) in the forefront of climate discussions for failing to deliver clean and sustainable development to poor countries, representatives of civil society gathered to discuss the many implications of coal power projects. The event named ‘The Sasan Coal Power CDM Project Lessons Learnt for Climate Finance’ was held in the People’s summit in Peru to illustrate the repercussions of dirty energy and what happens in the absence of social safeguard systems and disregard for sustainable development benefits within the CDM projects.

Letter to Dr. A. Duraisamy, Director & Member Secretary National CDM Authority, India demanding to withdraw the approval letter for Adani Power’s registered CDM project

The undersigned organizations would like to bring your attention to the fact that Adani Power’s project “Grid connected energy efficient power generation”, which is registered under the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), is in violation with various national regulations, as highlighted in the inspection committee report of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) released in April 2013.