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25 September 2018

How local communities are defending community consent in mining, oil & gas projects in southern Africa

Mining companies and governments need to understand and respect the right to free, prior, and informed consent. The lives of activists are on the line. New research shows how more and more communities are finding ways to take action to protect their...

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24 September 2018
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Author: Mongabay

“Los indígenas Cofán de Sinangoe se acercan a un fallo histórico contra la minería en Ecuador” – 19 de septiembre de 2018...

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21 September 2018
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Author: AFP

« Liberia : la très attendue loi foncière enfin promulguée », 20 septembre 2018...

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20 September 2018

Canada: Court overturns approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion; says govt. failed to adequately consult indigenous peoples

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20 September 2018
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Author: RFI

« Madagascar: mobilisation de riverains contre la société d'extraction QMM », 20 septembre 2019...

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18 September 2018
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Author: Isabel Harari, Instituto Socioambiental-ISA (Brazil)

“Todas as atividades estão suspensas até que o licenciamento seja regularizado pelo Ibama. A mineradora canadense vai impactar Terras Indígenas na Volta Grande do Xingu (PA), mesma região de Belo Monte”, 11 de setembro de 2018...

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17 September 2018
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Author: Ilsa, Prensa Rural

“Afectación directa y derecho a la consulta previa: las comunidades étnicas y las licencias ambientales” – 17 de septiembre de 2018...

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17 September 2018
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Author: Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña, OFRANEH

“Honduras: licencias ambientales instantáneas protegidas por la ley del silencio”, 11 de septiembre de 2018 ...

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13 September 2018

So. Africa: Locals say mining in coal-rich Limpopo could threaten their livelihoods & pollute environment

Author: Llewellyn Leonard (University of South Africa)in The Conversation (So. Africa)

"Why there’s resistance to coal mining at a world heritage site in South Africa"...

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12 September 2018

New guides help communities to negotiate fair contracts with investors

These Community-Investor Negotiation Guides provide communities and advocates with strategies to protect themselves from unjust land-based investment projects and ensure that the community’s long-term prosperity is at the center of all negotiations. 

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