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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...

REPORT: ON DANGEROUS GROUND, 3 Environmental Defenders killed every day defending their lands

REPORT: ON DANGEROUS GROUND, 3 Environmental Defenders killed every day defending their lands

More than three people were killed a week in 2015 defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. In their new report On Dangerous Ground Global Witness documented 185 killings across 16 countries – by far the highest annual death toll on record and more than double the number of journalists killed...

VIOLENCE ON THE LAND, VIOLENCE ON OUR BODIES: Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence

VIOLENCE ON THE LAND, VIOLENCE ON OUR BODIES: Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence

For Indigenous communities in North America, the links between land and body are powerful and yet often overlooked. Extractive industries have drilled, mined, and fracked on lands on or near resource-rich Indigenous territories for decades. Although the economic gains have been a boon to transnational corporations and the economies of...

Gender and the extractive industries: putting gender on the corporate agenda

Gender and the extractive industries: putting gender on the corporate agenda

This report, by Oxfam, aims to put pressure on mining companies to work towards gender equality and the realisation of women’s rights. If they don’t, they may fail to meet their human rights obligations, face possible legal action or conflict with local communities, and could be wasting their investments on...

Report: Investment Court System put to the test

Report: Investment Court System put to the test

A new report by the Trasnational Institute explores the claim by the European Commission that its new investment proposal –the Investment Court System – will protect governments’ abilities to regulate on crucial matters such as public health and environmental protection. Analysis of five of the most controversial arbitration cases in...