Posts Tagged "EBRD"

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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In 21st century international banks fund landfills with no recycling facilities

In 21st century international banks fund landfills with no recycling facilities

In Armenia there are some private companies which recycle paper, plastic, batteries, metals (for a list of recycling companies as of 2014, check the last pages of this publication in Armenian). However, while local solutions…
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Humanitarian “Aurora” and Inhumane Mining Project in Amulsar

Humanitarian “Aurora” and Inhumane Mining Project in Amulsar

Still in December 2016, Armenian Environmental Front civic initiative published an open letter addressed to the cofounders of “Aurora” humanitarian prize Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeian with a request to explain the contradictions in their…
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Technical gaps and problems of Amulsar mine project: interview with chemical/ecological engineer Harout Bronozian (USA)

Technical gaps and problems of Amulsar mine project: interview with chemical/ecological engineer Harout Bronozian (USA)

Since December 2014 Harout Bronozian has been writing to representatives of Lydian Armenia and Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection regarding Amulsar gold mine exploitation project. The correspondence has been mainly about the technical aspects of…
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Is Aurora Compatible with Amulsar Mining? Open letter to Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeyan

Is Aurora Compatible with Amulsar Mining? Open letter to Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeyan

To the Founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Members of Board of Directors of Ameriabank CJSC Noubar Afeyan Ruben Vardanyan Dear Mr. Afeyan, Mr. Vardanyan, Days ago we were surprised and disappointed to learn that…
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“Responsible” Plunder of Nature: Problems Covered up by Lydian Regarding Exploitation of a Mine in Amulsar

“Responsible” Plunder of Nature:  Problems Covered up by Lydian Regarding Exploitation of a Mine in Amulsar

Business and Human Rights Resource Center turned to Lydian International, a company that intends to exploit a gold mine in Amulsar, a mountain near Jermuk, Armenia for a response to the petition initiated by Pan…
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A letter of anger and hope

A letter of anger and hope

Stop anyone in the street and ask if they love Nature, most of them will say they do. But for a reason this love is passionless and effortless, as we witness continuous suffering of Nature…
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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 Amulsar Gold Mining by Lydian International

Unsustainable Projects in Armenia: Case of Amulsar Gold Mining by Lydian International

Lydian International Limited company is a mineral exploration and development corporation registered in an offshore zone namely in Jersey, Channel Islands. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and it owns a mining…
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