Greens call for active efforts by European Commission to ensure an improved EBRD mining strategy
Advocacy letter | 12 July 2012
The letter by the Green members of the European Parliament calls for active efforts of the EU representative at the European Bank for Reconstructoin and Development to ensure that the bank’s new mining strategy endorses EU principles and standards for resource efficiency, biodiversity protection, poverty eradication, inclusive growth, transparency and public participation in the mining projects the EBRD supports.
Concretely, the letter suggests the Commissions to do the following:
- organise a proper interservice consultation on the mining policy
- consider a public opinion and input to the EBRD consultation
- demand publishing of the draft policy and results form the consultation, including EBRD response to consultation input