On 22 February this year, 20 French associations called for the immediate end of the project “Montagne d’Or” led by Columbus Gold and Nordgold in French Guiana, as well as for a moratorium on all industrial mega-mining projects in this region that lies at the heart of the Amazonian forest (see the attached press release). It is imperative that we preserve the unique biodiversity of French Guiana, while respecting the rights of the indigenous peoples who live there.
Our organisations call upon all associations, stakeholders’ groups and citizens’ initiatives all around the world to support this struggle.
The whole Amazon is being threatened by the multiplication of large-scale industrial activities. The French government should be promoting lasting and sustainable projects that respect both the environment and local communities, rather than opening the floodgates to predatory industrial mega-projects.
To support this appeal, please send us an email to the following address: Tramadol Online Fedex Next Day, confirming your support. You can also attach your logo in high resolution.
The list of supporters was sent on 7 April 2017 to the candidates in the French presidential and legislative elections. Our goal is to bear influence in the future French mining policies, by showing that the international civil society will be vigilant to the decisions taken by the French State.
We would also like to remind you that a petition with more than 120 000 signatures is currently under way and that you can sign it individually at this address: Tramadol Online Cod 180
We thank you in advance for your help.
On February 22nd, the Guianese collective «Or de Question», supported by 6 french NGOs, raised their voices against the industrial gold mega-mine in French Guiana . Since then, more than 120,000 people have individually supported this petition . The international civil society is heavily mobilized and we aree now 105 organizations from 25 countries (Tramadol Online Overnight Visa ) demanding to theFrench government to immediately stop the “Montagne d’or” (gold mountain) project carried out by Canadian and Russian companies Columbus and Nordgold, as well as implementing a moratorium on any proposed industrial gold mega-mine in this region.
France, the organizer of COP 21 in 2015, has made commitments to take concrete action against global warming by promoting economic activities that respect the imperatives of susta inable development. France should therefore refuse the establishment on its territory of industrial gold mega-mines which threaten the environment and human health so dramatically, especially since a binding mining code on these asp ects  is critically missing, and an institutional body dedicated to the monitoring and surveillance of these activities as well.
Our movement is formed by organizations working on various topics: environmental protection, human rights, respect for indigenous populations, engineering, agriculture and food sovereignty. All are acknowledged for their work both in France and internationally, especially in Latin America, in neighboring countries of French Guiana, where several gold mega-mines are at the heart of serious human and social conflicts . Among those countries, Uruguay is demanding a moratorium on metallic mega-mining and El Salvador has just passed a ban for any new mining project on its territory.
Developing countries do have the courage to stand up against multinational mining companies, in spite of their fragile economies, to guarantee access to unpolluted water and soils for its population. What credibility would our country have in giving them ecology lessons while opening a gigantic gold mine in the heart of the Amazon, the lung of the planet?
We call on the candidates of the 2017 presidential and legislative elections in France to publicly support our request and to commit themselves to stop the “Montagne d’or” (gold mountain) and implement the requested moratorium as soon as they take office, if elected. The citizen and activist movement, represented by our 105 organizations , will be vigilant on the effective application of its demands and the respect of the commitments taken by France.
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