Website Launch – Justice in Mining

The Justice in Mining Network is excited to mark this Feast day of St Ignatius with the launch of its new website, www.justiceinmining.com. The website builds on the Network’s existing Facebook presence, and is part of a communications strategy to help build awareness of human rights and environmental issues relating to mining. “One of the Network’s … More Website Launch – Justice in Mining

Deep Sea Mining Off PNG a Close Reality

With the annual meeting of the International Seabed Authority due to close, concerns have been raised about the world’s first deep sea mining project that is due to begin in two years’ time in waters off Papua New Guinea. Former Chief Scientist for the US Government National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dr Sylvia Earle has described … More Deep Sea Mining Off PNG a Close Reality

Reconciliation with Creation Workshop – A reflection on the forest walk

“The conversations we had along the way reminded me that environmental problems are social problems that demand holistic responses.”   In June 2016, Jorge Basave attended a Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific event in the Philippines which focused on Reconciliation with Creation. He has submitted this reflection on the Day 2 activity, a forest walk immersing … More Reconciliation with Creation Workshop – A reflection on the forest walk

Peoples Mining Charter – A Historic First for South Africa

Representatives of mining affected communities from seven provinces of South Africa, together with community organisations and ActionAid South Africa, have signed and adopted the first ever Peoples Mining Charter.  The Charter will serve as a political programme around which mining affected communities will self-mobilise and engage mining companies and the state.  It calls on the … More Peoples Mining Charter – A Historic First for South Africa

Civil Society to Work Together in Australia on Implementation of EITI

Just prior to entering caretaker mode ahead of the federal election, the Australian Government announced its intention to proceed with implementation of the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). Now that the election has passed, and policy work in Canberra begins again, implementation of the EITI proceed soon. To help Civil Society understand EITI in Australia, … More Civil Society to Work Together in Australia on Implementation of EITI

Record Number of Land and Environmental Defenders Killed in 2015

A recent report by Global Witness has revealed that more than three people were killed every week in 2015 trying to protect their land, water, and forests through peaceful actions. Mining was the industry most linked with the killings and the 2015 death toll was 70% higher than the previous year.   Indigenous people were the worst … More Record Number of Land and Environmental Defenders Killed in 2015