Briefing | 19 September, 2012 | Download PDF
International mining companies and financial institutions want to help transform Mongolia into a modern mining nation. To realise this plan they are banking on the vast coal, copper and gold deposits in the Gobi desert. This paper examines the environmental and social risks connected to this approach and offers suggestions for the EBRD’s engagement in the country. Read more on our blog
Policy comments | 19 September, 2012 | Download PDF
The comments, prepared by Estonian Green Movement/Friends of the Earth Estonia, focus on EBRD financing in the energy sector.
Briefing | 18 September, 2012 | Download PDF
Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous country rich in water and natural resources. It hosts one of the Earth’s most important ecological regions with unique ecosystems and biodiversity and is considered the “water tower” of Central Asia due to its Tien Shan glacier reserves. At the same time, mining operations and the mismanagement of natural resources are increasing the threats posed by climate change and pollution.
Study | 13 September, 2012 | Download PDF
The study offers an overview of estimated investment needs of CEE countries and compares them with the amounts currently earmarked for low-carbon economy, energy efficiency and renewables in the European Commission proposals on Cohesion policy and the Multi-annual Financial Framework.
Advocacy letter | 13 September, 2012 | Download PDF
The letter describes the controversies connected to a potential EBRD loan to Polish energy company ENEA. (Find more information on our blog.)