Center for Transnational Environmental Accountability (CTEA)

The Center for Transnational Environmental Accountability (CTEA), previously known as the China Accountability Project, is an organization that aims at seeking information, achieving transparency, and demanding accountability of Chinese overseas investments. CTEA's objectives are to provide accurate documentation of the environmental and human rights impacts of Chinese overseas investment, by collecting, collating and analyzing governmental and corporate information and media reports, to draw attention to egregious violations of environmental, human rights, and related legal cases; strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations in Africa to respond to the challenges – for both democratic development and the rule of law – posed by Chinese overseas investments; build a global community of experts working on this issue, all of whom can draw upon the experience of lawyers and activists working in other parts of the world; strengthen Chinese CSOs’ capacities to engage effectively on Chinese overseas investment, break through the closing space for NGOs in China, and find new space for advocacy; and build up the role that litigation can play in responding to the challenges raised by Chinese overseas investment.

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