In August the NGO Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions filed a complaint to the Inspection Panel on behalf of the Agyemankata community, regarding the Bank’s Kwabenya landfill project in Accra. COHRE claims that residents were not meaningfully consulted on the project and were not involved in the drafting of the resettlement action plan. The requestors are concerned that the planned landfill is too close to residential areas, which have grown since the design of the earlier UNDP sanitation initiative, on which the Bank project builds. Those residents who are not to be resettled will potentially be exposed to “grave risks to their health”.
This briefing emphasises the interdependence between the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement, in terms of ensuring that all new infrastructure is climate resilient and aligned with the low- or zero-carbon pathways required to avert catastrophic climate change – which would render achieving the SDGs impossible.
World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.
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