Extractives

Environment

News

Peruvian mine blockade, complaint filed

In early March an estimated 5000 people from towns near the Yanacocha mine blockaded one of the main roads leading to the mine.

5 April 2001

Infrastructure

News

Conference demands Bank fossil fuels ban

A conference in February demanded that agencies such as the World Bank should stop funding fossil-fuel mining and power projects, and instead pay to repair the social and environmental damage already caused by these industries.

5 April 2001

Environment

News

Chadian president spends pipeline windfall on arms

In June the World Bank agreed to back the Chad Cameroon oil pipeline, despite serious reservations from civil society groups in Chad and around the world.

12 December 2000

Environment

News

Bank proposes World Commission on Mining

Bank president James Wolfensohn surprised NGOs at the annual meetings by suggesting that he would consider establishing a new world commission to look into concerns about the oil, gas and mining industries.

26 October 2000

Environment

News

Chad-Cameroon mechanism contested

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.

26 October 2000

Rights

News

Brazilian Indians threatened by World Bank loan failure

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.

11 August 2000

Rights

News

Chad-Cameroon latest

The World Bank Board approved the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project in early June.

11 August 2000

Infrastructure

News

Chad Oil Project Nears Decision

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.

14 June 2000

Environment

News

Bank Ducks Coal India Release

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.

14 June 2000

Environment

News

Ecuador mining demands

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.

14 June 2000