(April 26, 2007) To reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, Canada’s federal government plans to push Canadian corporations into buying carbon credits under the so-called “Clean Development Mechanism” (CDM), a system established under the Kyoto Protocol by which companies in rich countries buy “rights to pollute” from companies in poor countries. The poor-country companies, in exchange, promise to give up their own greenhouse-gas producing activities.
Address to the European Commission conference on export credit agencies and sustainable development
(June 20, 2006) Thank you very much to FERN and to the European Commission. It is an honour for me to be here to discuss this very important subject – how to prevent more unpayable Third World debts being created by the world’s export credit agencies.
Export credit debt prevention: speech by Patricia Adams
(June 20, 2006) I suspect the vast majority of ECA loans, credits, and guarantees to the Third World – which have doubled and now account for 34% of all Third World official debts – could be deemed "odious."
Export credit debt prevention
(June 20, 2006) Three steps to protecting future generations from export credit agencies.
Western Companies Sell Their Souls for the Massive Chinese Market
(February 20, 2006) Even with the full weight of the Communist regime behind it, the censorship effort would have been futile without equipment and know-how supplied by Western vendors like Cisco Systems Inc., SunMicrosystems Inc. and Nortel Networks Corp. And with the world’s three dominant Internet companies – Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft – in a blind rush for a piece of China’s spectacular wealth, Beijing has found all the willing accomplices it needs to strip the Internet of its anonymity, its freedom, and to turn it into yet another tool of repression.
World Bank reform signed into law
(November 18, 2005) U.S. President George Bush has signed into law legislation urging greater transparency and accountability at the five international multilateral development banks MDBs).
Patricia Adams’ Oral Statement to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
(October 29, 2004) The oral statement presented by Patricia Adams to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the roundtable discussion on multilateral development bank corruption.
Canada: “Export Agency must stiffen bribery sanctions,” report
(December 16, 2003) The Canadian agency that underwrites large-scale export projects must adopt tougher rules against bribery by client companies, says a report by a trade union anti-corruption group.
EDC ranks poorly in Anti-Corruption Index
(December 15, 2003) The Canadian Crown corporation says it is satisfied with safeguards in place, but a new report indicates it shouldn’t be.
EDC’s position on bribery and the treatment of companies convicted of such offences
(October 31, 2003) Measures and safeguards, as well as EDC’s normal business considerations and application of its Anti-Corruption Program, help to ensure that future business for which Acres might seek our support is not tainted by corruption.
EDC releases environmental and disclosure practices
(May 30, 2002) Export Development Canada (EDC) has released revised policies governing its environmental and disclosure practices following a 60-day comment period.
Debt aspects related to Export Credit Agencies
(May 23, 2002) Paper for UK Seminar on Export Credit Agency Reform – "Beyond Business Principles" House of Commons, UK: Recommendations for the Export Credit Guarantee Department (ECGD) on Debt and Export Credits.
Bill C-31 passes third reading in Senate
(December 6, 2001) Senator Setlakwe comments at third reading of Bill C-31. Bill C-31 is read third time and passed.
Statement by Ms. Adams on Bill C-31 to the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce
(November 21, 2001) Bill C-31 will allow EDC to write the rules, establish the criteria, define the terms, assess itself, and then decide whether or not it is justified in supporting a project that will destroy the environment.
Rights and Democracy & West Coast Environmental Law Association present briefs to SCFAIT
(October 24, 2001) SCFAIT hears presentations from Warren Allmand, President, Rights and Democracy and Linda Nowlan, Executive Director, West Coast Environmental Law Association as the committee continues to review Bill C-31.