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22 May 2018

Commentary: Gov'ts & businesses must listen to communities to address human rights abuses related to resource extraction in the Pacific

Author: Amy Sinclair, New Matilda

"The Tyranny Of Distance: Corporate Harm On The Frontline In The Pacific," 18 May 2018...

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Company non-response
3 April 2018

Pacific Bauxite did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Pacific Bauxite to respond to concerns raised about the company’s activities on Nende Island in the Solomon Islands involving lack of adequate consultation and a flawed licensing process, giving rise...

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26 March 2018

Solomon Islands: Locals successfully resist renewal of Australian miner's licences; co. appeals decision

A media report (linked below) cites the emergence of resistance to the renewal of Pacific Bauxite's licences to prospect and operate on Nende Island in the remote Temotu province of the Solomon Islands. It was alleged that there was inadequate...

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11 July 2017

Solomon Islands: Communities accuse Pacific Bauxite of coercion into signing away land rights, company denies allegations

Author: Ben Doherty, Guardian

"Pacific Bauxite accused of tricking Solomon Islanders over mining rights"...

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27 October 2015

Commentary: "5 ways to litigate on climate change"

Author: Claudia Delpero, on Road to Paris

[E]xperts at ClientEarth, a non-profit group promoting environmental protection through litigation and advocacy, predict that governments and businesses will be increasingly challenged for failing to address global warming. Here are the five main...

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14 September 2015

Pacific Islands call for fossil fuel moratorium due to irreversible loss & damage to their peoples caused by climate change

Author: Pacific Islands Development Forum

"Suva Declaration on Climate Change"...

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18 December 2014

Logging, Mining and Climate Vulnerability in the Solomon Islands

Author: Fitsum Weldegiorgis, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining

The Solomon Islands (SI) possess an eco-region with distinct rainforest and some untapped minerals. The archipelago is ranked one of the highest categories having been named ‘globally outstanding’ in the 1998 global biodiversity analysis. However,...

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17 April 2014

Private Sector Brings Clean Water to Stricken Communities [Solomon Islands]

Author: Solomon Breweries Limited, Solomon Times (Solomon Islands)

Solomon Breweries Limited (Solbrew) General Manager, Andy Hewson confirmed that a group of [Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce] members have been assisting to deliver water, “Solbrew, Tongs, Solomon Tobacco and Silent World have committed the first...

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21 March 2013

Calls for sustainable growth amid Pacific mining boom

Author: Jemima Garrett, Pacific Beat, Radio Australia

…Pacific Island ministers and development experts have called on governments to ensure mining companies respect the environment and comply with international transparency standards. More than 60 participates...from eight countries attended a high...

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18 March 2013

Fiji: UNDP conference discusses environmental & social issues in region's extractive industry

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