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...

Global patterns of metal extractivism, 1950–2010: Providing the bones for the industrial society’s skeleton

Global patterns of metal extractivism, 1950–2010: Providing the bones for the industrial society’s skeleton

A new scientific article by Anke Schaffartzik, Andreas Mayer, Nina Eisenmenger and Fridolin Krausmann describes how the increasing extraction and use of metals is likely to fuel socio-ecological conflicts. Read the article here.  The Viennese EJOLT team has published a global, quantitative analysis of metal flows that provides insights on the...

Study: Tailings Dam Failures On The Rise

Study: Tailings Dam Failures On The Rise

A new study by Earthworks has demonstrated that since 1960 ‘serious’ and ‘very serious’ failures at Tailings Storage Facilities have increased, despite industry claims to the contrary. This means that the impacts of tailings dam failures are becoming increasingly more grievous. In a keynote address at a 2011 tailings conference,...

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...

Study: 1/3 Fossil Fuels Must Stay Buried to Avoid Runaway Climate Change

Study: 1/3 Fossil Fuels Must Stay Buried to Avoid Runaway Climate Change

Article featured in the Guardian. Full study featured in Nature. Vast amounts of oil in the Middle East, coal in the US, Australia and China and many other fossil fuel reserves will have to be left in the ground to prevent dangerous climate change, according to the first analysis to...