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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Financial institution (ETR:) just isn’t financing a controversial pipeline in Africa that environmental campaigners have stated will displace hundreds of households and disrupt nature reserves, an individual with data of the matter stated on Sunday.
Germany’s largest lender has come beneath strain to clarify its stance on financing of the deliberate $3.5 billion East African Pipeline (EACOP), which might stretch greater than 1,400 kilometres from Uganda to Tanzania.
Deutsche Financial institution has by no means been concerned within the financing of the pipeline, stated the individual, talking on situation of anonymity.
Deutsche Financial institution stated in an announcement that it does not touch upon purchasers, however that it “helps the transition to a low-carbon financial system” and its insurance policies prohibit it from knowingly financing initiatives that clear major forests, areas of excessive conservation worth and peatlands.