June 16, 2017
Grassroots movements, non-government organizations and civil society networks across Asia and the rest of the world expressed “strong disappointment and disagreement” today to the Energy Sector Strategy of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
May 5, 2017
Mongolia’s fragile economic situation, with its high deficit and increasing foreign debt, is putting the country on a risk map for foreign investment. Even so, the government and international financial institutions show no sign of adjusting their plan …
Doing the same thing and expecting different results: Mongolia plans to curb air pollution with more coal
May 3, 2017
A new law on air pollution recently adopted by the Mongolian government is in part the result of massive demonstrations against air pollution in the capital. The new policy, however, involves even more reliance on coal.
May 3, 2017
This report is meant as a background document for civil society in Mongolia and international groups to advocate for increased transparency and participation in priority energy projects; ￼￼improved forecasts of power demand and alternatives for the sus …
April 11, 2017
The EBRD replied to the letter on April 19. Download their response as pdf >>
February 15, 2017
Although not an institution that typically receives much fanfare, the export credit agency (ECA) in the Czech Republic has a poor track record worthy of more scrutiny. Its latest failure relates to a contract for the construction of a power plant in Tu …
January 24, 2017
Concerns regarding the EBRD’s Project Complaint Mechanism and recommendations for improvements – letter to EBRD directors
January 23, 2017
This letter to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s Board of Directors summarises civil society organisations’ concerns regarding bank’s Project Complaints Mechanism, specifically the handling of several complaints, and makes specific recommendations for improvements, based on experience with these cases and with the accountability mechanisms of other institutions.
November 14, 2016
Coal is the single biggest contributor to global climate change. But governments and investors planning new coal capacities have a range of flimsy arguments why coal would be the best or the only alternative. This briefing busts a number of myths surrounding coal, such as “coal is cheap”, “alleviates poverty” or “coal is clean”.
November 7, 2016
Mongolia’s plans to build a 600 megawatt (MW) coal power plant at Tavan Tolgoi in the South Gobi Desert appear at odds with international commitments on climate change and with local realities.