Understanding Community Harm Part 2: Environment
In this month's edition of the Accountability Console Newsletter, we continue our series exploring the types of harm faced by communities from internationally financed projects, with Policy Fellow Belén Carriedo's analysis of the pervasiveness of alleged environmental issues across development sectors.
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By Belen Carriedo — June 7, 2021
An analysis of complaints filed to all IAMs shows how even well-designed projects intending to alleviate poverty can lead to adverse impacts on the environment, biodiversity, access to water, and increased pollution. A critical way to understand and address unintended environmental harms is to hear from communities living near and working at project sites.
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