Lineamientos Básicos para la Evaluación de Impactos Ambientales de Proyectos Mineros: Términos de referencia recomendados

Basic Guidelines for the Environmental Impact Assessment of Mining Projects: Recommended Terms of Reference (in Spanish)

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Basic Guidelines for the Environmental Impact Assessment of Mining Projects: Recommended Terms of Reference (in Spanish)

Source: Aida-Americas For many communities, water is a scare and therefore valuable resource. Access to it is complicated if rivers, lakes, or other sources are polluted or overused. Water quality often suffers when the impacts of mining projects are not adequately evaluated before the mines are authorized. AIDA’s legal expertise is helping to...

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

“Protests… express aspirations and may serve as potent forces that can lead to the transformation towards sustainability of our economies, societies and ecologies.” Originally posted by The Ecologist. By Leah Temper, Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Joan Martinez Alier, Federico Demaria. 15/05/18 The environmental movement is for the ‘post-industrial’ age what the workers’ movement...

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Today YLNM member group Coal Action Network and NGO Fern release a new report – Slow Death in Siberia- which reveals the United Kingdom’s complicity in the coal-mining driven destruction of the Russian Kuzbass region and the indigenous peoples who call the region home. Originally published by Coal Action Network....

Resource Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency

Resource Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency

Via Friends of the Earth Europe.  To revert the current ecological overshoot and build a sustainable society, we have to collectively engage in changing our economic model. New booklet “Sufficiency: moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency” suggests introducing hard limitations to unsustainable trends—in particular to overconsumption—and putting emphasis on distributional...

Alternativas de desarrollo en las regiones mineras de Perú / Alternatives to development in Peru’s ‘mining regions’

Alternativas de desarrollo en las regiones mineras de Perú / Alternatives to development in Peru’s ‘mining regions’

El presente estudio aborda los problemas de las regiones mineras del Perú y analiza el potencial de la agricultura como posible estrategia de diversificación. El estudio se realizó en cooperación con MISEREOR y la red de la sociedad civil RED MUQUI de Perú. Leer aquí This study from the University...

Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

“In a lot of countries women are on the frontline of this resistance and logically so because they are the ones who know by heart and by their Indigenous knowledge how mining, for example, is going to impact on their food… Yet, their contributions are invisible.” – Joan Carling, a...

ResourceContracts.org: a repository of mega-project contracts

ResourceContracts.org is a repository of publicly available contracts on gas, oil and mining. Visit ResourceContracts.org The repository, without being exhaustive, presents in simple language the main social, environmental, human rights, fiscal and operating terms of the companies to facilitate research and comparison between them. ResourceContracts.org promotes a greater reduction of...

Caja de herramientas ambientales para comunidades en zonas mineras

Desde Democracia Global comparten este invaluable material que hemos conocido a través nuestros compañeros de MovimientoM4 para tener siempre a la mano cuando queramos trabajar desde la defensa territorial contra proyectos megamineros. Todos los materiales fueron liberados con una licencia abierta para poder compartir y descargar. Pueden hacerlo directamente desde los...

Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident

The full UNEP GRID Arendal report on Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident has just being published. We already shared the summary a couple of months ago which can be found here. The full report and other valuable resources can be downloaded....

Panorama Mine: Mapping French mining projects

Panorama Mine: Mapping French mining projects

Panorama Mine is an interactive map created by Engineers Without Borders France (ISF SystExt). The map makes visible mining operations and related activities happening across the nation of France and in French overseas territories, such as French Guyana where the Montagne d’Or project threatens rich rainforests and forest communities. YLNM...