Reforming DRC’s Mining Code? CEPAS Kinshasa

Reforming DRC’s Mining Code? CEPAS Kinshasa

The devil hides in the details, but very often he also lies low in the lack of detail. This is the situation regarding the laws… Read more

Climate Risks for Mining

Climate Risks for Mining

The climate risks that extractive industries face include the rise of extreme and unpredictable weather impacting upon mode of mining activities, mining sites and their… Read more

Mercury mining awaits international control in Mexico

Mercury mining awaits international control in Mexico

“There are a large number of pits (from which the mercury is extracted), and there are the tailing ponds containing mining waste, all of which… Read more

Jesuit Hakimani Centre improving equity and faireness in water management in Garissa County

Jesuit Hakimani Centre improving equity and faireness in water management in Garissa County

Jesuit Hakimani Center has been working with the select Religious Leaders, Civil Society Organizations, and Water Service Providers to improve equity and fairness in water… Read more

Church in El Salvador backs law declaring clean, affordable water as a human right

Church in El Salvador backs law declaring clean, affordable water as a human right

Over the past decade, the Salvadoran Church has been increasingly vocal about a dire human rights situation in this country: the access to fresh water…. Read more

Mining and environmental justice: The struggle for water, health, and human security in Honduras

Mining and environmental justice: The struggle for water, health, and human security in Honduras

Mining is linked to water pollution, deforestation and environmental degradation, as well as conflict and violence due to land grabbing, the fracturing of the social… Read more

Artisanal Mining in Katanga – Arrupe Centre, Lubumbashi

Artisanal Mining in Katanga – Arrupe Centre, Lubumbashi

What is a “conflict mineral”? The recently-approved EU legislation on responsible mineral sourcing defines a conflict mineral as tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold which originates from any… Read more

A choking beast of prey – Mega Mines in Zambia

A choking beast of prey – Mega Mines in Zambia

Under Zola’s analysis, if the vicious beast is choking, so are the people living in its midst. At least this is the case with two… Read more

Belo Monte, Pará. Canadian company disembarks from mining company Belo Sun

Belo Monte, Pará. Canadian company disembarks from mining company Belo Sun

The Canadian company Agnico said it will sell its shares of Belo Sun miner in Pará . The statement was made after Avaaz , an organization that organizes virtual undersigned, sent the miner a petition… Read more