The case of the Tsumeb smelter in Namibia demonstrates how European pollution is exported to the Global South with indirect help of public development money.
Tags: arsenic Chelopech copper highlight pollution smelter toxics Tsumeb Global South
Theme: Social & economic impacts, Development
Location: Namibia, Bulgaria
Project: Chelopech cyanide gold project, Bulgaria
New civil society recommendations for the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia illustrate that much more than the bottom line needs to be considered to avoid development at the expense of local communities.
Tags: coal copper gold local impacts mining pollution Rio Tinto transparency water Central Asia
Institution: EBRD, World Bank Group
Theme: Energy & climate, Social & economic impacts, Other harmful projects, Mining
Project: Mining boom in Mongolia
A look at mining projects in Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia reveal a need to carefully revise the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s involvement in the exploitation of natural resources.
Tags: boom communities copper gold Kyrgyzstan local benefits mining Mongolia natural resources resource curse
Theme: Social & economic impacts
Location: Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan
Project: Kumtor Gold Mine, Kyrgyzstan, Mining boom in Mongolia