Activists develop shared strategy to advance human rights and environmental protection

Julie Edwards, leader of the Justice in Mining Network, reports from the Tgenatic Social Forum on Mining abdthe Extractivust Economy which is running in Johannesburg 12-15 November. The Justice in Mining core group started the day with a meeting with Churches and Mining, a group started in Latin America to address criminalisation of leaders and … More Activists develop shared strategy to advance human rights and environmental protection

Amandla!

Alicia Aleman Arrastio (second from right) writes from Johannesburg where she is attending the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and the Extractivist Economy with other members of the Justice in Mining Network AMANDLA, AWETHU. Power to the people. Our first day in the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractives Industries has started with this … More Amandla!

Justicia en Minería: el Foro Social Temático sobre Minería y Economía Extractivista.

Ocho personas representantes de la red Justicia en Minería se encuentran en la ciudad sudafricana de Johannesburgo para participar en el Foro Social Temático sobre Minería y Economía Extractivista. En el Foro, se reunirán con más de 300 delgados de grupos comunitarios y religiosos de todo el mundo para discutir las problemáticas generadas por la … More Justicia en Minería: el Foro Social Temático sobre Minería y Economía Extractivista.

Justice in Mining Joins Twitter

Ahead of participation in the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and the Extractivist Economy next week, Justice in Mining has launched a Twitter account (twitter.com/justiceinmining), adding to its existing social media presence on Facebook (www.facebook.com/justiceinmining). As the account is brand new, the network is asking supporters to please follow, share and retweet to help increase … More Justice in Mining Joins Twitter

Justice in Mining Participates in Global Forum in South Africa

Nine members of the Justice in Mining network will travel to Johannesburg next week to participate in the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and the Extractivist Economy. The Justice in Mining representatives will join more than 300 delegates from faith-based and community groups around the globe to discuss issues arising from mining activity, including environmental … More Justice in Mining Participates in Global Forum in South Africa

Climate Risks for Mining

The nexus between climate justice and mining is not only about emissions. While the extractive industries significantly contribute to climate change via emissions and greenhouse gas, little attention has been on the risks climate change pose for existing and future mining activities and sites. In an article in “The Extractive Industries and Society”, Scott D. … More Climate Risks for Mining

Jesuit Curia Joins ‘Flights For Forests’ Initiative

If you have ever calculated your carbon footprint, you will have noticed that the footprint size jumps considerably when you include air travel. A round-trip flight from Europe to the United States, for example, generates about three tonnes of carbon dioxide per person. In total, the average European generates approximately ten tonnes of carbon dioxide … More Jesuit Curia Joins ‘Flights For Forests’ Initiative

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

By Fernando Serrano, Ph.D., Saint Louis University; Pedro Landa, ERIC Honduras Orlando Posadas, ERIC Honduras Mercy Ayala, ERIC Honduras; Gustavo Cardoza, ERIC Honduras What is the impact of extractive industries such as mining in Honduras? And how are people in poor rural communities responding? With the support of the US Jesuit Conference and the Jesuit … More Mining and environmental justice: The struggle for water, health, and human security in Honduras

Abandoned Mines: Can a negative legacy become a positive inheritance.

Research finds that there are more than 60,000 abandoned mines across Australia. Unlike other forms of human land use, by their nature the extractive industries are temporary and have a limited life span within one particular geographical area. Once the extraction has occurred, companies move on. As mining has been going on in Australia for … More Abandoned Mines: Can a negative legacy become a positive inheritance.