On November 13, 2013, nine civil society organizations from Mongolia, Europe, US and Australia submitted their initial review of the Oyu Tolgoi (OT) project’s Operational Management Plans (OMPs) to the World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors in anticipation of the Board’s November 19th technical briefing. The Oyu Tolgoi copper/gold mine in the South Gobi …
Photograph of Oyu Tolgoi mining complex courtesy of Oyu Tolgoi Watch. Press release originally published by CEE Bankwatch. Ulaanbaatar, 04 July 2013 A group of Mongolian herders submitted today an official complaint to the Project Complaints Mechanism of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), hoping to initiate a process of evaluation of the …
In abstaining, the U.S. representative cited concerns over the potential environmental consequences and an inadequate impact study of the mine plan.
The Board of Directors of both the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have approved funding for the Oyu Tolgoi (OT) copper/gold mine in Khanbogd, Mongolia last week, despite local and global resistance to the project.
Group of Mongolian herder households files complaint with Meg Taylor, the Vice President of the IFC and MIGA’s accountability mechanism, the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (“CAO”), at the World Bank’s Annual Meetings in Tokyo.
The World Bank Board of Directors has announced plans to consider a copper and gold mining project in the Mongolian South Gobi desert even though the Bank itself acknowledges that there is not enough water in the region to support the life of the Project.
Following months of delay and pressure from civil society, OT LLC finally releases the long-awaited Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the mine.
BIC highlights the work of Sukhgerel Dugersuren, Executive Director of the Mongolian NGO Oyu Tolgoi Watch.