• Petitioned the Board of Directors and President, World Bank and EBRD

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the Board of Directors and President, World Bank and EBRD

World to banks: don’'t fund a mining catastrophe” in Mongolia!

    1. Petition by

      CEE Bankwatch Network

Right now Mongolia has one of the world’s fastest growing economies because of the minerals it owns, but nearly a third of the population still lives in poverty. Mongolia could become one of those countries that suddenly became very wealthy but its people remained very poor, the so-called ‘resource curse.’ But you can help break the curse.

The World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will soon decide whether to fund a massive gold and copper mine in the Gobi Desert that could generate billions in revenues for the country. But in its current shape, the project will damage the environment and destroy the livelihoods of the local people that call the area near the mine home.

But there is still hope! We must convince the banks to improve the project by including measures that protect the climate, biodiversity and water for the people who rely most on those resources. Help raise a loud and a unified public voice that demands that the project brings real benefits for those most impacted.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Background on Mongolia's mining boom and the impacts on local livelihoods

      Studies and updates from the campaign's last 12 months are available on <a href="http://bankwatch.org/our-work/projects/mining-boom-mongolia">our website</a>.

      You can also have a look at <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bankwatch/sets/72157628938758829/">our flickr set</a> with images from a fact-finding mission to the Gobi Desert

    3. Reached 25 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Yury Segedin Киев, UKRAINE
      • over 1 year ago

      The Eath resurses is property of humanity. Мы не получили эту землю в наследство, а взяли ее ресурсы в долг у будущих поколений.

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    • Enkhtur Ganbold ANTWERPEN, BELGIUM
      • over 1 year ago

      Our nature and people have to be respected and they have to be handled with care !

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    • Narantuya Dashbayar LITOMERICE, CZECH REPUBLIC
      • over 1 year ago

      It´s my country and i have there my family. I love Mongolian contryside which is wild but beautiful.

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    • Steve Rushton SOUTHAMPTN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Intensive mining threatens the world

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    • David van Wyk BRIXTON, SOUTH AFRICA
      • over 1 year ago

      Mining corporations destroy not only the environment but also communities, culture, alternative sustainable economic options and people's lives.

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