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Nikol Pashinyan has violated public interest by defending Lydian’s capital

Nikol Pashinyan has violated public interest by defending Lydian’s capital

The Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) civil initiative joined by hundreds of signatories, has issued a statement in response to September 9 statement on Amulsar by Nikol Pashinyan. Today, September 9, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced…
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Announcement of Bronozian Consultants after visiting Amulsar

Announcement of Bronozian Consultants after visiting Amulsar

On June 23, 2018 Dr. Ann Maest and Dr. Andre Sobolewski held a press conference during which they spoke about their trip to Amulsar, results of the meeting with Lydian and their final conclusions. They…
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Amulsar: Alternative Public Expertise On December 12

Amulsar: Alternative Public Expertise On December 12

On December 12 at 10:45 am – 14:00 an environmental meeting will be held, during which industry experts and environmentalists will examine the issues that are being ignored by the Armenian government and responsible state…
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Open Letter: EBRD investment in Lydian International’s mining project in Amulsar and how it threatens the sustainability of the region

Open Letter: EBRD investment in Lydian International’s mining project in Amulsar and how it threatens the sustainability of the region

On the 26th of October 2017 Armenian Environmental Front civil initiative sent a letter to EBRD, as well as to its office in Armenia regarding EBRD’s financing of Lydian International and its gold mining project…
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Open Letter: Funding construction of a new landfill without recycling facilities is not acceptable in the age of human-caused-climate-crisis

Open Letter: Funding construction of a new landfill without recycling facilities is not acceptable in the age of human-caused-climate-crisis

On October 24, 2017 Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) civil initiative sent a letter to EBRD, EIB and Department of European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations regarding the loan provided to Armenia to construct a landfill that…
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February 16, Court Hearing Around the Claim to Cancel Amulsar Gold Mine Project. AEF

February 16, Court Hearing Around the Claim to Cancel Amulsar Gold Mine Project. AEF

Since April 2015, many residents of Gndevaz community of Vayots Dzor marz and two environmental NGOs have been litigating the permits given by the RA Ministry of Nature Protection as well as other Governmental agencies…
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#NoDAPL Solidarity with Standing Rock

#NoDAPL Solidarity with Standing Rock

A movement against one of the threats to the Planet Earth is taking place in North Dakota, the U.S., where for months thousands of Native Americans, environmentalists and people standing against the greedy corporate capital…
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Response to the “compromised” version of Kaghtsrashen project

Response to the “compromised” version of Kaghtsrashen project

In 2013 World Bank provided Armenia’s government with around 30 million USD on preferential terms for improving its irrigation systems. The loan is to be repaid within 25 years. Within this loan the government decided…
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Open Letter To the Yerevan Office of the World Bank: No More New Mines in Armenia, including the Amulsar gold mine

In response to the World Bank Yerevan office’s invitation to participate in a workshop to discuss the draft note on “Environmental Governance in Mining Sector”, we would like to state that we refuse to participate…
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Unsustainable Projects in Armenia: Case of Kaghtsrashen Irrigation Project

Unsustainable Projects in Armenia: Case of Kaghtsrashen Irrigation Project

In 2013 World Bank provided around 30 million USD as a loan to Republic of Armenia for improving its irrigation systems. The loan was provided under the condition to repay it within 30 years. The…
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