Civil society groups have provided detailed comments to the World Bank on the proposed International Advisory Group which is supposed to monitor implementation of the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline.
A July Urgent Action bulletin from Survival International urges the World Bank and Government of Brazil to act to uphold conditions attached to an 18 year old World Bank loan.
The World Bank Board approved the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project in early June.
In May Chadian and international organisations called for the World Bank to delay its decision on funding the proposed Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, scheduled for early June.
After a four month delay, Asger Christensen, World Bank Task Leader for the India Coal Sector project replied to Minewatch in May saying that the Bank could not release the mid-term review of the project.
The Organizacion Defensa y Conservacion Ecologica de Intag has written again to the Ecuadorian environment minister to request that mineral surveys from the Cotacachi-Cayapas national park are not released.
The oil companies involved in the Chad- Cameroon oilfield and pipeline project have pulled out of the planned deal.
The World Bank has again delayed a decision on the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline after further criticism from NGOs in Chad, Cameroon, Europe and the USA.
Indian NGO INTACH has been studying the likely impact of the World Bank-supported expansion of coal mining in Bihar on wild tigers.
The details of ensuring implementation of World Bank operational policies are explored in a recent report from the Bank Information Center.