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.
The Bank is due to decide in the next few weeks whether to support the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline.
At the half-way mark of the Bank’s controversial Coal India Environmental and Social Mitigation project local groups have criticised aspects of resettlement implementation.
A new briefing from the Institute for Policy Studies highlights the Bank’s reluctance to take decisive action on climate change.
Cameroonian and Chadian groups are appealing for support during the last few crucial months before the World Bank decides whether to support the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project.
A serious cyanide spill at an IFC- and MIGA-backed mine this May raises questions about the Bank Group environmental procedures for mines.
A World Bank conference this July in Padang, Papua New Guinea, discussed “mining and the community in South-East Asia” but many NGOs known to represent mine-affected people were not invited.