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International financial institutions, and increasingly national development banks, play a key role in financing energy and infrastructure projects around the world, which have both social and environmental impacts. This general purposes grant increase to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide will help support the 2014 annual meeting, which brings together scientific and environmental leaders to share experience, discuss the state of the art in legal and scientific standards worldwide and collaborate on new strategies to address energy resource extraction and its finance. This increase will enable the grantee to co-host the annual meeting in Germany.
This grant will support a leading civil society organization, iBase (Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analysis) to work with other nongovernmental groups and communities in South America affected by the operations of the Brazilian Development Bank. Work will focus on capacity building and joint strategy development to improve transparency and strengthen social and environmental safeguards at the bank. Special attention will be given to energy and infrastructure investments in the greater Amazon rainforest and other ecologically sensitive regions.
The Mott Foundation’s Environment program supports non-governmental groups (NGOs) working nationally and globally to change policies and practices of international trade and financial institutions so the environment is protected and people’s standard of living is not adversely affected by projects supported by these institutions.
Some grants made through our Environment program’s interest in improving land use decisionmaking in Michigan, as well as our three other programs — Civil Society, Flint Area, and Pathways Out of Poverty — support sustainable development projects. Such projects balance economic growth, environmental protection and human well-being.
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