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Peru: NGO launches a book on social & environmental impacts of metallic mining between 2008-2017

Author: CooperAcción, Published on: 11 April 2018


Diez años de minería en Perú

Since the beginning of the international financial crisis in 2008, that put down prices of commodities, until the uncertain recovery of copper prices in 2017…This is the period that comprises the new book “Ten years of mining in Peru” (CooperAcción, 2018) by José De Echave.  An intense period reflecting not only changes in investment trends, but particularly a series of conflicts that showed the need of introducing transformations in environmental and social regulations for the extractive sector, an issue in which there were some advances, but also many setbacks…Although the text has been organized by years, it also could be presented by themes and events:  Free, prior and informed consent; fiscal contributions by mining companies and benefits companies enjoy; the environment; concessions; social and environmental deregulation processes; conflicts; analysis of the economic variables linked to mining and, the global context, among other important issues .[Refers to Minas Conga & Minera Yanacocha, joint venture Buenaventura y Newmont; Doe Run, part of Renco; Southern Copper, part of Grupo México; Las Bambas, part of MMG, part of China Minmetals; Minera Majaz part of Monterrico Metals; Rio Blanco, part of Xiamen Zijin Tongguan Investment Development Corporation, part of Zijin Mining Group, Tongling Non-Ferrous Metals Group Holding Co. Ltd.andy Xiamen C&D Corporation Ltd.; Glencore; Teck Resources; Mitsubishi Group y Bear Creek Mining]

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Related companies: Antamina (joint venture BHP, Glencore, Teck Resources, Mitsubishi Corporation) Bear Creek Mining BHP (formerly BHP Billiton) China Minmetals Compañia de Minas Buenaventura Doe Run (part of Renco) Glencore Grupo México Las Bambas (part of MMG) Minas Conga (joint venture Buenaventura & Newmont) Minera Majaz (part of Monterrico Metals) Minera Yanacocha (joint venture Newmont, Sumitomo & Compañía de Minas Buenaventura) Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) (part of China Minmetals) Mitsubishi Group Newmont (formerly Newmont Goldcorp) Renco Rio Blanco Copper (part of Xiamen Zijin Tongguan Investment Development Corporation, part of Zijin Mining Group, Tongling Non-Ferrous Metals Group Holding Co. Ltd. y Xiamen C&D Coperation Ltd.) Southern Copper (part of Grupo México) Teck Resources