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¿La Minería es Sustentable?

¿La Minería es Sustentable?

Como parte del trabajo del Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina (OCMAL), compartimos el Capítulo 1 ¿La Minería es Sustentable?, que constituye parte del conjunto de piezas audiovisuales de la Campaña “Minería: (De)construyendo el futuro de todos”. Otros películas: Capítulo 1: ¿La Minería es Sustentable? Capítulo 2: ¿Es la...

SOUTHWEST ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, IN ALERT FOR LARGE-SCALE MINING

SOUTHWEST ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, IN ALERT FOR LARGE-SCALE MINING

Original post: http://m.eltiempo.com/opinion/columnistas/jorge-eduardo-cock/alerta-por-gran-mineria-jorge-eduardo-cock-90818 By: Jorge Eduardo Cock L. The happening and result of the recent popular consultation held in Cajamarca, Tolima regarding mining in this territory persuaded the inhabitants of Támesis, Jericó, and other municipalities in the region known as Southwest Antioquia to hold a forum with experts on mining, its benefits...

New map shows how Latin American women are resisting violent extractivism

New map shows how Latin American women are resisting violent extractivism

A beautiful new interactive map makes visible the ways in which women are resisting violent extractivism in Latin America. 13/03/2017. Article and map via ejatlas. A new interactive map shows the way women are affected by extractive activities and their role in the construction of alternatives. 21 of the many cases...

To change a BIT is not enough

Report by Both ENDS. 2015. How do globalised ‘free trade’ agreements entrench inequalities and perpetuate ecological destruction? This 2015 report includes a case study examining the impact of mining industry lobbying in Indonesia and the application of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in a legal conflict between Newmont and...

Gold-digging with investor-state lawsuits: Canadian mining corporation sues to force Romanians to accept toxic Roşia Montană goldmine

Gold-digging with investor-state lawsuits: Canadian mining corporation sues to force Romanians to accept toxic Roşia Montană goldmine

A new report from YLNM member group Mining Watch Romania reveals how free trade deals like the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) undermine democracy and threaten the ability of communities, civil society and governments to stop or even regulate mining projects.   Over the past 16 years residents of the town of...

Breaching environmental boundaries: UN report on resource limits

Breaching environmental boundaries: UN report on resource limits

This summer, the United Nations International Resource Panel (IRP), published ‘Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity’, a report that admits what ecologists have been saying for decades: resources are limited, human consumption trends are unsustainable and resource depletion diminishes human health, quality of life and future development. Download the report....

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

Oil Change International, in collaboration with 350.org, Amazon Watch, APMDD, AYCC, Bold Alliance, Christian Aid, Earthworks, Équiterre, Global Catholic Climate Movement, HOMEF, Indigenous Environmental Network, IndyAct, Rainforest Action Network, and Stand.earth September 2016 DOWNLOAD REPORT A new study released by Oil Change International, in partnership with 14 organizations from around...

Report: Greasing the Wheels

Report: Greasing the Wheels

This report, by the Australia Institute, examines 6 highly controversial Queensland resource projects and highlights the strong connection of these companies to Queensland and federal political parties. The Queensland Liberal National Party accepted over $300,000 from companies associated with these projects, but most of the political donations went to the Liberal Party...

REPORT: The New Colonialism: Britain’s scramble for Africa’s energy and mineral resources

REPORT: The New Colonialism: Britain’s scramble for Africa’s energy and mineral resources

July 2016 This report from War on Want reveals the degree to which British companies now control Africa’s key mineral resources, notably gold, platinum, diamonds, copper, oil, gas and coal. It documents how 101 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) — most of them British — have mining...

Infographic: Tailings Dumping in Water Systems

Infographic: Tailings Dumping in Water Systems

This visual fact sheet from Earthworks shows how, in some parts of the world, mining companies directly dump this mine waste into rivers, lakes and oceans. In fact, mining companies are dumping more than 180 million tonnes of hazardous mine waste each year into the world’s waterways, threatening vital bodies of water with...