NGO Comments ​on Safeguards at Multilateral Institutions

Safeguard policy reviews at multilateral institutions

​The World Bank is reviewing and “updating” its mandatory environmental and social protections or “safeguards,” with a promise of no weakening or dilution of existing protections.

The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is currently designing environmental and social safeguards.

Communities affected by projects supported by multilateral banks and NGOs around the world are calling for increased protections for impoverished communities and the environment.

Or promoting environmental destruction and impoverishment?
"upward harmonization" with highest protections or  a "race to the bottom"? 

Protecting Communities and the environment?