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This project supports development of legal expertise and training for organizations, communities, and Latin American countries receiving Chinese investment in energy and infrastructure. The project builds on experience with strengthening social and environmental standards in international financial institutions and deepening understanding and application of Chinese standards to its overseas investments. Titled the China-Latin America Sustainable Investments Initiative, the project will be launched by American University.
This project will support the Instituto de Energia e Meio Ambiente, a nonprofit Brazilian organization, to develop a methodology and series of technical papers to analyze the sustainability of Brazilian Development Bank investment in energy development. The technical outputs of the project will help strengthen civil society expertise to improve social and environmental standards governing public finance of energy and infrastructure in Brazil and South America.
This grant will support Fundacion Ambiente y Recursos Naturales to monitor the effective implementation of environmental sustainability, transparency, and public participation policies and regulations in energy projects supported by international financial institutions, and Brazilian and Chinese development institutions, in Argentina. Information generated will be disseminated to policymakers, media, and the public with the goals of shaping policies for sustainable energy investments and building networks with organizations across South America, which are monitoring energy investments in the region. The grantee is a nongovernmental environmental organization based in Buenos Aires that has worked for the past 25 years to promote sustainable development through policy, law, and civic engagement.
The Mott Foundation's Environment program, through its International Finance for Sustainability focus, supports nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working to shape international trade and investment strategies to support sustainable development, reduce environmental degradation in the region and offer local economic opportunities.
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