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...

Extracting Metals from E-Waste Costs 13 Times Less Than Mining Ore

Extracting Metals from E-Waste Costs 13 Times Less Than Mining Ore

Recovering gold, copper, and other metals from electronic waste isn’t just sustainable, it’s actually 13 times cheaper than extracting metals from mines, researchers report in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science & Technology. Environmental Leader, 9th April 2018. Researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing and Macquarie University in Australia...

Ditch Coal

Ditch Coal

Ditch Coal- A report from the Coal Action Network (UK) In 2015, 24% of the electricity produced in the UK came from coal fired power stations, but what do we really know about this industry? The Ditch Coal report aims to “follow the coal” in order to expose the impacts...

Report: Aluminium Mining and Indigenous Peoples

Report: Aluminium Mining and Indigenous Peoples

While global demand for the world’s most popular metal – aluminium – continues to rise, it is critical that the aluminium industry address its environmental and social impacts, particularly in indigenous peoples’ territories, according to a report published by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FFP) and International...

Empty promises: G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production

Empty promises: G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production

A new report from Oil Change International and Overseas Development Institute reveals how G20 country governments are providing $452 billion a year in subsidies for the production of fossil fuels, and the extent of their empty promises to help tackle climate change. “Their (G20 nations) continued support for fossil fuel production marries bad...

Communities, Companies and Conflict in Zimbabwe

Communities, Companies and Conflict in Zimbabwe

On behalf of our partner organisation, the Centre for Natural Resource Governance, we are pleased to share a new report on the conflicts occurring between mining companies and their host communities in Zimbabwe. In most cases conflict has to be direct and violent for it to attract media attention. But...

Women‘s Perspectives on the Impact of Mining on the Right to Food

Women‘s Perspectives on the Impact of Mining on the Right to Food

Download the full report here FIAN_Essakane_270315_Ansicht.pdf771 K A new report by FIAN International Women‘s Perspectives on the Impact of Mining on the Right to Food highlights the precarious situation of women and children of communities affected by mining and displacement in Essakane, Burkina Faso, in relation to their human right to adequate...