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Responsible Finance: 2017 Equator principles
The objective of this EP Implementation Report is to share information with our stakeholders regarding how Societe Generale has applied the EP in 2017.
Are the Equator Principles making the IFC redundant?
With more commercial banks adopting the Equator Principles, is the IFC involvement still necessary to ensure high standards?
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What are IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability.wmv
Michael Torrance discusses the IFC Performance Standards and their role in international finance and the Equator Principles.
Cathay FHC Corporate Sustainability Practice─Equator Principles
As the leading financial institution in the field of renewable energy in Taiwan, CUB has invested considerable resources over the years into the development and research on green energy themes such as solar power and wind power. CUB adopted the Equator Principles in 2015 to examine its project financing processes with even higher standards, and became the first Equator Principles Financial Institution in Taiwan.
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#Divest the Globe: Indigenous people lead global divestment protest of Equator Principles Meeting
Press contact: Matt Remle (Co-Founder) [email protected], (206) 639-3610 Jackie Fielder (Organizer) [email protected], (562) 313-2324 https://lrinspire.com/2017/10/20/indigenous-people-lead-global-divestment-protest-of-equator-principles-meeting/amp/
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Westpac Equator Principles
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Equator Principles Band 7 Nov So Beautfiul
First Gig as Equator Principles - doing So Beautiful at Unwined Bar 7 Nov.
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The Equator Principles - Taller de responsabilidad empresarial
Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) MBA Tiempo Completo Trimestre 2015-2 Integrantes: Caeiro, Jesús Cuevas, Lorenitce Lacedre, Gianfranco Peña, Neyra Pino, Jessy Valente, Rafael
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What is SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT? What does SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT mean? SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT meaning - SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT definition - SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT explanation. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UuCPh7GrXznZi0Hz2YQnQ Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Social impact assessment (SIA) is a methodology to review the social effects of infrastructure projects and other development interventions. Although SIA is usually applied to planned interventions, the same techniques can be used to evaluate the social impact of unplanned events, for example disasters, demographic change and epidemics. The origins of SIA largely derive from the environmental impact assessment (EIA) model, which first emerged in the 1970s in the U.S, as a way to assess the impacts on society of certain development schemes and projects before they go ahead - for example, new roads, industrial facilities, mines, dams, ports, airports, and other infrastructure projects. In the United States under the National Environmental Policy Act, social impact assessments are federally mandated and performed in conjunction with environmental impact assessments. SIA has been incorporated into the formal planning and approval processes in several countries, in order to categorize and assess how major developments may affect populations, groups, and settlements. Though the social impact assessment has long been considered subordinate to the environmental impact assessment, new models, such as the Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), take a more integrated approach where equal weight is given to both the social and environmental impact assessments. Definitions for "social impact assessment" vary by different sectors and applications. According to the International Association for Impact Assessment, "Social impact assessment includes the processes of analyzing, monitoring and managing the intended and unintended social consequences, both positive and negative, of planned interventions (policies, programs, plans, projects) and any social change processes invoked by those interventions. Its primary purpose is to bring about a more sustainable and equitable biophysical and human environment." SIA's originate from the 1970's and were originally used in Anglo-Saxon environments with indigenous peoples, like the United States, Canada and Australia. Use of SIA's, in general in combination with Environmental Impact Assessments (ESIA) has since then developed, and are legally required in many other countries, ranging from development countries like Sierra Leone and Chad, emerging markets like Chili and Philippines but also other OECD countries like Greenland and South Africa. Increased pressure on available land and increasingly educated and competent local communities can lead to high costs for public acceptance of complex projects with adverse risks and effects. SIA's are increasingly seen as an effective instrument to bring these costs down by determining views of affected communities on risks, effects and mitigation measures based on a sound socio-economic baseline study. The IFC Performance Standards are generally seen as the benchmark for ESIA's and insert this in an overarching Envrironmental and Social Risk Management System, which is based on proven risk management techniques. The IFC Performance Standard is used by multinational companies and commercial investors. Commercial banks have united themselves under the Equator Principles with over 90 members in 37 countries. SIA overlaps with monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Evaluation is particularly important in the areas of: 1. public policy, 2. health and education initiatives, and 3. international development projects more generally, whether conducted by governments, international donors, or NGOs. In all these sectors, there is a case for conducting SIA and evaluations at different stages. The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol is a sector specific method for checking the quality of environmental and social assessments and management plans. ....
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Africa Acoustic Cover - Equator Principals
Shannon and Ray covering Toto's Africa!
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Performance Standard Four: Community Health, Safety and Security
Michael Torrance discusses Performance Standard Four in the context of international finance and the Equator Principles.
Equator Principles in South America Pt. 1
A presentation regarding the adoption of the Equator Principles by South American banks done by Colum and Tom, part of the Green Bankers at LMU, Los Angeles, MBA Program.
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Equator Principles in South America Pt. 2
A presentation regarding the adoption of the Equator Principles by South American banks done by Colum and Tom, part of the Green Bankers at LMU, Los Angeles, MBA Program.
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Case Solution Equator Principles An Industry Approach to Managing Environmental and Social Risks
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Shortcut Tricks to remember countries passing through equator|Tamil|English|WS
#equator #tnpsc #RRB #upsc Amazing tricks for countries Passing through equator in easiest way Tropic of cancer: https://youtu.be/RF_HzPziXx0 Tropic of capricorn: https://youtu.be/61bkoys4q9M #equator #southamerica #australia #asia #oceania This channel provides you exam related tips, easy shortcuts, clear information and useful facts for all competitive exams (#UPSC, #TNPSC, #RRB #Banking, #SI, etc,.) We are providing you the most thoughtful awareness videos too. Follow us on any social media Twitter: WIN & SHINE IAS (@WinShine3): https://twitter.com/WinShine3?s=09 Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/WINSHINEIAS/?ref=bookmarks Google+ : https://plus.google.com/114971952166855526434 Mail : [email protected] #WinshineIAS Mail id : [email protected]
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國泰金控 Sustainable Cathay; Contribution to the Community
Cathay FHC upholds its core philosophy of "Sustainable Cathay; Contribution to the Community,” a foundational advantage exemplified by the fact that one out of every two Taiwanese citizens is a customer of Cathay FHC. With the vision of “providing happiness to people is happiness itself,” Cathay FHC has adopted innovative business strategies to incorporate consideration of environment, society and governance (ESG). In line with an integrated ESG approach, Cathay FHC has committed itself to connecting the company’s three major growth engines of insurance, banking, and asset management with the Principles of Sustainable Insurance (PSI), the Equator Principles (EPs), and the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) to enhance corporate sustainability. Cathay FHC has also identified its four focus areas of corporate sustainability, namely Renewable Energy and Infrastructure, Aging Society and Health, Women Empowerment, and Community and Financial Inclusion. In terms of directing its focus on sustainability initiatives, Cathay FHC has committed to guiding investments and driving innovation in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Cathay FHC looks forward to further accelerating its efforts in corporate sustainability in the years to come and to continuing to do its part in building a sustainable future for the Asia-Pacific region and for the world.
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Equator Principles Cover - Cry Me A River (Justin Timberlake)
Unwined Bar, Friday 13 May 2016 Lane Cove, Sydney Equator Principles is a four piece band playing acoustic, electric covers and originals in Sydney, Australia. Check out our Facebook page and see where we'll be playing next! https://www.facebook.com/equatorprinciplesband
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She's Planting 1 Million Trees Along The Equator!  This Is A Real Superhero.
How about some REAL Carbon Solutions to balance the climate's changes? Thanks to this amazing human being we are featuring in Plantanillo, Costa Rica, we can clearly some serious solutions in action! Jenny Smith, "Tree Jenny", deserves some serious recognition for her incredible efforts to reforest areas of degraded land, after it was becoming the norm to clear-cut the forest for pasture use. In this clip, Jenny shares why her work is so crucial along this very specific equatorial line when it comes to natural global weather patterns. Jenny is the founder of CarbonCommunityTrees.Org, a non-profit responsible for planting a goal of 1 million trees. She is well over half way there, now having planting over 560,000 trees through her project in Costa Rica. What makes Jenny's work even more special is the extra-needed social justice element of her nonprofit, implementing a local fairwage workforce program, specifically created for Ticos (locals with Costa Rican/Central American history/ancestry.) **Since this video, Jenny has been able to start a new reforestation project in various regions of Africa.** Be sure to check out her instagram account - https://www.instagram.com/treejenny/ To learn more about Jenny & Community Carbon Trees so you can make a donation and/or share with your community - http://www.communitycarbontrees.org We also featured Jenny in a part 1, through a tour of her tropical food forest in Plantanillo, Costa Rica. If you missed part 1, you can check it out here - https://youtu.be/1e26Mc7HtkE ____________________________________________________________________ To see our full playlist for this trip, Costa Rica Permaculture Farm Tour 2.0 - https://bit.ly/2JQZ2CF To see the full Costa Rica Permaculture Farm Tour Series, including our last tour - https://bit.ly/2qpY5bG It feels great to finally release the footage from our latest permaculture farm tour around Costa Rica! We had a lot of fun filming this trip back in April & we hope you enjoy the incredible content & breathtaking locations as well. So if you want more tropical fruit, some really special growers & some epic scenery - be sure to subscribe to our channel & click the bell icon for notifications when we release new content! ____________________________________________________________________ To learn more about our mission, as well as our services: https://www.greendreamsFL.com Follow us on Social media https://www.facebook.com/GreenDreamsFlorida/ https://www.instagram.com/GreenDreamsFL ____________________________________________________________________ Have we made a difference for you? We would much appreciate your contribution to keep improving upon the quality, content & consistency of this channel. Support Us @ https://www.patreon.com/greendreamsFL
Performance Standard One: Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts
Michael discusses the requirements and implications of Performance Standard One as applied in Equator Principles financings.
Equator Principles Band - Ray, Shannon, Kev at the Unwined Bar
First gig as Equator Principles!
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Equator Principles Cover - Just The Two of Us (Bill Withers)
Unwined Bar, Friday 13 May 2016 Lane Cove, Sydney Equator Principles is a four piece band playing acoustic, electric covers and originals in Sydney, Australia. Check out our Facebook page and see where we'll be playing next! https://www.facebook.com/equatorprinciplesband
Views: 148 Equator Principles
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From disaster response to disaster prevention | Rachel Kyte | TEDxSendai (English)
As Vice President of Sustainable Development, Rachel leads the Bank's global work in agriculture, environment, energy, infrastructure, urban, and social development, as well as global public goods issues in those areas. Before assuming this post in September 2011, she was the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Vice President for Business Advisory Services, where she focused on delivering more measurable impact for the world's poorest people and in the most challenging environments, including countries affected by conflict. As IFC's Director for Environmental and Social Development, Rachel led efforts to develop new sustainability performance standards, which — through the Equator Principles — are now a global benchmark. Before joining the World Bank Group Rachel worked for IUCN and The World Conservation Union. She has worked within the environment, women's, human rights and health movements, and has held elected positions in Europe and formed and led NGOs. Rachel has served as an advisor, and on the boards of a number of companies, philanthropies, and governments. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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IFC Performance Standard 2 Labour and Working Conditions
Richflood works closely with the public and private sectors as Environmental and Social Risk Consultants Undertaking Consultancy services in the following areas: **Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs); **Environmental Auditing (EAu); **Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS); **E&S Due Diligence (ESDD) studies; **Resettlement Action Programme (RAP); **Environmental Laboratory Services. Richflood helps clients meet international lender requirements (e.g. IFC, World Bank, AfDB) and guides lenders investment decisions in relation to environmental and social risks. [email protected] www.richflood.com +234 8034517767
Performance Standard Two: Labour and Working Conditions
Michael Torrance discusses the requirements and implications of Performance Standard 2 in the context of international finance and Equator Principles compliance .
Responsible Mining Investment in Africa
(www.abndigital.com) The International Finance Corporation creates the global standard for environmental and social performance in private sector investment. These standards are the basis of the Equator Principles, to which most of the world's large commercial banks subscribe on large project finance financing. As more investment pours into Africa's mining sector, these principles may apply to responsible mining investment. Joining ABN on responsible mining investment in Africa is Bill Bulmer, Head of Environment, Social and Governance Department at the IFC.
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SWR2015: Panel 4 - Sustainable financing: Raising the Bar in ASEAN
Panel Participants: Ms. Jeanne Stampe, Asia Finance and Commodities Specialist, WWF International Mr. Vincent Choo, Chief Risk Officer, OCBC Bank Mr. Ian Hay, Head of Sustainable Business Asia, HSBC Ms. Yeo Lian Sim, Chief Regulatory Officer, Singapore Exchange Mr. Dharsono Hartono, Chief Executive Officer, P.T. Rimba Makmur Utama ---- A number of international banks have adopted risk management frameworks such as the Equator Principles to guide their lending and investment decisions. This would in principle help minimise their risk of financing potentially socially and environmentally damaging projects. Most financial institutions in our region have yet to join the bandwagon. What can we do to encourage more ASEAN banks to raise the bar? Are they facing any implementation challenges? Will it help when sustainability reporting is made mandatory by the stock exchanges? Should central banks play a more active role in promoting sustainable financing? This panel discussion was recorded at the 2nd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources 2015, held at the Gallery Ballroom of the Ritz Carlton Millenia, Singapore on 13 May 2015. The Dialogue was organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA). To learn about the SIIA and what we do, visit http://www.siiaonline.org/page/Home
Beyond Reputation Management
The Equator Principles (EP) is a risk framework for determining, assessing, and managing social and environmental risks in project finance. Created over 10 years ago as a tool for corporate social responsibility, this research on EP asks: Have these voluntary guidelines had actual social and environmental impact on the ground in the affected project communities? In the hotly contested debate on this question, stakeholder voices, particularly those of NGOs, fuel critiques of Equator Principles implementation, suggesting that project sponsors and Equator Principle Financial Institutions (EPFIs) are only “positive reputation seekers” on sustainability issues. This research contributes to the debate about Equator Principles governance and its effect on sustainable development by focusing on the involvement of civil society organizations in governance, addressing the following questions: - Can the creation of novel institutions by civil society address the perceived weaknesses of institutional regulatory environments in some developing or host-countries? - How do these novel institutions address shortcomings of transnational private governance? - Can these novel institutions be a viable alternative to chronic environmental and social assessment reports? In other words, can new governance arrangements involving civil society project sponsors generate increased positive outcomes through the actual implementation of Equator Principles? The research offers explanations for needed reforms for positive implementation outcomes particularly in the context of poor and/or emerging economies. The current research suggests that: - Such potentially novel institutions involving civil society organizations, by collaborating with and tapping into local knowledge of project affected communities, can promote a sense of project ownership, ease of accountability, and presence of transparency, leading to better implementation of project social and environmental policy. - Participatory measures foster interaction and deliberations between project sponsors and project-affected communities, leading to the democratization of project finance. Context and contribution: - This research draws on extant research on EPs, sustainability assessment, neo-institutional theory, transnational private governance, project finance, and corporate social responsibility. Within this scope, and to the knowledge of the author, no study has examined the potential for project sponsors to engage directly with project-affected communities to shape Equator Principles implementation outcomes.
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[A4ID] Helena Anderson - Responsible finance: environmental and social performance standards
In the second session of A4ID's Annual Law and Development Training Programme, Helena Anderson from Herbert Smith LLP gave an excellent presentation on responsible project financing and the significant role it plays in the financial landscape of developing countries. Here is an extract from her speech, focusing on some of the central problems revolving around the Equator Principles.
Investing In Egypt's Green Economy Program
Investing In Egypt's Green Economy Program; through this program we have given the public and private sector various solutions and awareness on various environmental issues such as agriculture, energy and water. We have also worked with various Egyptian banks that have signed Equator principles to give knowledge to other financial institutions of the principle and initiate that they also abide and sign. Since 2009 we have be able to attract over 3,000 local and international delegates, 250 experts from different sectors, academics, financial, industrial and much more from both public and private sector through 10 conferences, round-tables, seminars, annual reports etc.... In 2013 we have been able to create a successful dialogue between interested investors from the private sector and the government to solve our energy and water crises.
IFC Sustainability Webinar: IFC Good Practice Note on Managing Contractors' E&S Performance
Presented by IFC’s EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa) regional team lead, Raymi Beltran, this free 1-hour webinar provides an introduction and overview of the recently developed Good Practice Note (GPN) on Managing Contractors’ Environmental and Social Performance. This GPN is aimed at helping clients implement sound, consistent, and effective approaches to manage the E&S performance of their contractors, subcontractors, and other third parties working for their projects. The webinar will also discuss practical guidance on the processes of prequalification, solicitation, evaluation, contracting, and procurement to ensure adequate E&S management in line with IFC Performance Standards, during construction, operation, and demobilization activities.
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Still Waters, Deep Trouble
Still Waters, Deep Trouble; how Equator Principles sink in Lao dams shows how the Theun Hinboun Expansion Project (THXP) in Laos is threatening the livelihoods of more than 50.000 local people. This video is a production for BankTrack and International Rivers.
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Hazardous Waste, aka, Dangerous Goods ASEAN-AEC 2015 Part 6
Toxic and Hazardous Waste ASEAN-AEC 2015 Part 6, by Pichai Arjarasumpun, President of P.A. Environmental Corporation, 47-16 201 Street, Bayside, New York 11361, USA Email: [email protected] Phone: +1-718-595-2158; Mobile: +1-919-801-0869 Seminar was conducted on July 4, 2013 at Faculty of Science, Burapha University, Thailand, which included, but not limited to discussions of trans-boundary waste under Basel Convention, waste accountability, aka, Cradle-to- Grave Liability due to free flow of goods when ASEAN-AEC arrives in December 2015, environmental issues facing Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand in year 2009 with court injunction which halted 76 new industrial projects worth approximately $9-10 billion dollars (about 400 billion baht-local currency), Equator Principles on finance and environmental risk management, Kyoto Protocol on climate change, Agenda 21 on sustainable development, and risk assessment of hazardous chemicals to prevent accidents.
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Lynas employees share how safety to the workers, safety to the public and taking care of the environment is key. Science & Technology Tags: * LynasM * nuclear * malaysia * DOE * Equator principles * Al-Jazeera * AlJazeera * Lynas video * Rare Earths * RareEarths * Rare Earth * RareEarth * Lynas Pahang * Lynas Gebeng * Lynas Malaysia * Lynas Kuantan * Nick Curtis * NickCurtis * LAMP * Lynas Advanced Material Plant * refinery * Mount Weld * MountWeld * MT Weld * MtWeld * chemical * AELB * Atomic Energy Licensing Board * Natural * Thorium * Synthetic Mineral Products * Naturally-occurring radiation * Gebeng industrial estate * Pahang
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Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2016: Lessons from history for Sustainable Development
Bruce Rich, Attorney, Writer, Environmental Law Institute speaks about his journey into the field of conservation, the role of World Bank in financing big investment projects that were affecting the environment and having social impact and setting standards in an economic world that push adoption of environment & social standards to their international lending projects. Barclays, J.P. Morgan and Citi Group and International Netherlands Group and over 100 Banks developing the agreement EQUATOR Principles and adopting and incorporating these into their business model for the benefit of the environment. EHNF was a 2 day session that brought together individuals, institutes, government bodies and ministries to speak on Asian Elephant Conservation and honour the ecological champions, who contribute to protecting the biodiversity of the Eastern Himalayas. The Event took place at Vivanta by Taj, Guwahati on 8th & 9th Nov 2016. Visit Balipara Foundation's website : https://baliparafoundation.com/en Follow Balipara Foundation on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/baliparafoundation/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/naturenomics Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/baliparafoundation/ Visit Wild Mahseer's website : https://wildmahseer.com Follow Wild Mahseer on social media : Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WildMahseer/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/WildMahseerOff Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wildmahseer/ Checkout Wild Mahseer on YouTube -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC45gmQ2Eide5eWnuk-nrhPg/videos
The Coriolis Flow Measuring Principle
https://eh.digital/2PzE3tH - Born in 1792, the French mathematician and physicist Gustave Gaspard de Coriolis was the first to describe the force that history has named after him. This force is particularly noticeable in rotating systems. The experiments and simulations shown in this film illustrate what it's all about.
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Still waters, deep trouble
Still Waters, Deep Trouble; how Equator Principles sink in Lao dams shows how the Theun Hinbun Expansion Project in Laos is threatning the livelihoods of more then 50.000 local people.
Views: 1521 BankTrack
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Pull Fortunes from Wells Fargo #BankExit
LETTER FROM FONDA to Bank Pres: Mr. Timothy Sloan CEO Wells Fargo 420 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94104 Dear Mr. Sloan, st 2016 Dec. 21, As a customer of your bank, I reject the notion of my money helping to support your investment in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), an inherently dangerous and unjust oil pipeline that threatens air and water quality in many states and violates sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The fact that Wells Fargo has invested money in DAPL indicates corporate irresponsibility and hypocrisy. As a signatory to the Equator Principles, how can Wells Fargo be associated with these companies? Even minimal due diligence shows that Energy Transfer Partners and Sonoco, the companies that own and operate the pipeline, have the worst oil spill records in the United States. How can I trust a bank that was not aware of this or the National Lawyers Guild's list of lawsuits against ETP for contaminating groundwater in the states of New Jersey, Vermont, Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the City of Breau Bridge Louisiana; in addition to citations for releases of hazardous materials in Ohio, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri Texas, Pennsylvania and Hawaii? DAPL already crosses a vast stretch of land and is asking to dig beneath the Missouri River. Yet, shockingly, despite its horrific record of contaminations, DAPL has not been required to do a full Environmental Impact Statement. And why is your bank sinking so much money into maximizing the amounts of oil and gas that can be brought to the surface and burned at a time when climate science is clear: we must maximize what we keep in the ground. Oil prices have dropped and production from the Bakken Fields has declined a stunning 25% from its peak in 2014. This means that, on top of everything else' DAPL is redundant —there is no economic rationale to increase the regional pipeline capacity.
What is HYDROPOWER? What does HYDROPOWER mean? HYDROPOWER meaning, definition & explanation
What is HYDROPOWER? What does HYDROPOWER mean? HYDROPOWER meaning - HYDROPOWER definition - HYDROPOWER pronunciation - HYDROPOWER explanation - How to pronounce HYDROPOWER? Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Hydropower or water power (from the Greek: ????, "water" ) is power derived from the energy of falling water or fast running water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes. Since ancient times, hydropower from many kinds of watermills has been used as a renewable energy source for irrigation and the operation of various mechanical devices, such as gristmills, sawmills, textile mills, trip hammers, dock cranes, domestic lifts, and ore mills. A trompe, which produces compressed air from falling water, is sometimes used to power other machinery at a distance. In the late 19th century, hydropower became a source for generating electricity. Cragside in Northumberland was the first house powered by hydroelectricity in 1878 and the first commercial hydroelectric power plant was built at Niagara Falls in 1879. In 1881, street lamps in the city of Niagara Falls were powered by hydropower. Since the early 20th century, the term has been used almost exclusively in conjunction with the modern development of hydroelectric power. International institutions such as the World Bank view hydropower as a means for economic development without adding substantial amounts of carbon to the atmosphere, but dams can have significant negative social and environmental impacts. As with other forms of economic activity, hydropower projects can have both a positive and a negative environmental and social impact, because the construction of a dam and power plant, along with the impounding of a reservoir, creates certain social and physical changes. A number of tools have been developed to assist projects. Most new hydropower project must undergo an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment. This provides a base line understand of the pre project conditions, estimates potential impacts and puts in place management plans to avoid, mitigate, or compensate for impacts. The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol is another tool which can be used to promote and guide more sustainable hydropower projects. It is a methodology used to audit the performance of a hydropower project across more than twenty environmental, social, technical and economic topics. A Protocol assessment provides a rapid sustainability health check. It does not replace an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA), which takes place over a much longer period of time, usually as a mandatory regulatory requirement. The World Commission on Dams final report describes a framework for planning water and energy projects that is intended to protect dam-affected people and the environment, and ensure that the benefits from dams are more equitably distributed. IFC's Environmental and Social Performance Standards define IFC clients' responsibilities for managing their environmental and social risks. The World Bank’s safeguard policies are used by the Bank to help identify, avoid, and minimize harms to people and the environment caused by investment projects. The Equator Principles is a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects.
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Design as a Response to Zones and Sectors: Tropics
Here's an example of the design of a property in response to site conditions characteristic of tropical climates near the equator. Oregon State University Free Permaculture Course (http://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/permaculture/)
December, 2005, South America, vacation, travel
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