Virtual round table: "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?"

Video of virtual round table: "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?"

On November 17, 2020, one year after the international conference "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?", we convened a report-back, update, and conversation with MiningWatch staff and...

Virtual round table: "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?" by MiningWatch Canada

Audio recording of the virtual round table: "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?"

On November 17, 2020, one year after the international conference "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?", we convened a report-back, update, and conversation with MiningWatch staff and...

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O rompimento da barragem de rejeitos da mineradora Samarco. Foto: Rogério Alves/TV Senado - Wikipedia

What Do Mine Tailings Dam Disasters Teach Us?

Brazilian mining activists invited Judith Marshall to participate in their November 5 commemorations of the anniversary of the tailings dam collapse at the Vale/BHP iron mine in Mariana, Brazil. Marshall was a founding member of the International Network of People Affected by Vale (AV)...

Turning Down the Heat – Pour due le climat ait meilleure mine
Turning Down the Heat – Pour due le climat ait meilleure mine

Virtual round table: "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?"

Please join us for a virtual round table: where are we at, one year after the conference "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?" A report-back and conversation with MiningWatch staff and special guests from around the world. November 17, 2020 – 2-4 pm...

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Kazdaği (Mount Ida), Turkey.

Take Action To Protect the Ida Mountains, Turkey

The Ida mountain range and Mount Ida itself (Kazdaği, in Turkish, home to the ancient city of Troy), have been subject to gold mining interests in recent years. Since 2010, Canadian company Alamos Gold has been seeking to develop gold mines there in the face of determined local and nation-wide...

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Kirsten Francescone, Dan Kovalik, Janine Bandcroft by MiningWatch Canada

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Kirsten Francescone, Dan Kovalik, Janine Bandcroft

There is jubilation in Bolivia, as the people’s representatives are again in power following the removal by force of arms last year of president Evo Morales’ MAS party. The party’s new iteration, under the leadership of Luis Arce, won an even larger majority than last time, sweeping away the...

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Employment Opportunity – Latin America Program Coordinator (Maternity Leave Replacement)

Do you want to be an integral part of a dynamic and creative coalition working for environmental and social justice in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and mining-affected communities with great opportunities for learning?

Member of the Xinka Parliament discussing steps forward in the consultation process. (Source: Xinka Parliament)

Xinka Parliament Announces Breakthrough in Escobal Mine Consultation Process, Rejects Pan American Silver’s Bad Faith

On October 15, 2020, the Xinka Parliament announced that Guatemalan authorities have finally recognized their representatives elected to participate in a consultation on the...

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From Mines to Electric Vehicles: Three conditions to ensure electrification isn’t a mining disaster

As Ottawa and Quebec develop multi-billion dollar recovery plans that aim, in particular, to expand extractive mining to feed the growth in electric batteries, we call on our governments to implement needed reforms to ensure this does not undermine the sustainability of transportation. To...

Equinox Gold: Racist and Discriminatory Company, outside Los Filos, Mexico (Source: Amapola)

Talks at Los Filos in Guerrero, Mexico, Break Down; Ejido Calls On Equinox Gold to Name New Negotiators

After 42 days of camping out to stop operations at the Los Filos mine in Guerrero, México, the Ejido of Carrizalillo has issued a public statement (translated below) to Equinox Gold’s top management calling on the...

Equinox Gold: Racist and Discriminatory Company, outside Los Filos, Mexico (Source: Amapola)

Why Can't Equinox Gold Keep an Agreement? Timeline of events at Los Filos, Mexico

[updated November 19, 2020] 

On September 3, 2020, the Ejido of Carrizalillo shut down the Los Filos gold mine in Guerrero, México over racist and discriminatory treatment as well as the company’s breaches of their social-cooperation agreement. On September 11 the Ejido...

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RMI report - Climate Change and Biodiversity

RMI Report 2020: Even the Best Mining Companies Fail to Protect Human Rights & the Environment

As the extraction of minerals continue to grow exponentially worldwide, including to supply increasing demand for energy transition technologies and batteries for electric vehicles, the Responsible Mineral Index 2020 (RMI 2020) concludes that "even the best mining companies" still fail to meet...

Canada’s National Contact Point is Long Overdue for an Overhaul

On October 7, 2020, MiningWatch submitted a brief to Global Affairs Canada with detailed recommendations for a complete overhaul of Canada’s National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD...

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Acid Mine Drainage at Tulsequah Chief Mine. Credit: Chris Miller.

Mine Waste in Canada: A Growing Liability

Why do affected communities care about mine waste? And why should we care?

When companies dig the metals and minerals we use from the ground, they typically only extract a tiny fraction that is economically viable and sold to the markets. The rest is waste....

Equinox Gold: Racist and Discriminatory Company, outside Los Filos, Mexico (Source: Amapola)

One Month Later, Equinox Gold Still Failing to Meet Basic Conditions for Dialogue with Communities at Los Filos Mine

Today marks one month since the Ejido of Carrizalillo began a peaceful, legal encampment to stop operations at Equinox Gold’s Los Filos mine in Guerrero, Mexico, over the company’s failure to comply with 70% of the terms of its social cooperation agreement with the community. The...

Community members from Mallin de los Cual, Gan Gan Caravan to Defend Water (Source: NoaLaMinaEsquel)

Declaration of the Union of the Assemblies of the Communities of Chubut

[Posted from the The Union of the Assemblies of the Communities of Chubut]

The Union of the Assemblies of the Communities of Chubut (UACCh), made up of assemblies from across the provincial territory, declare: We repudiate the information published on September 24 in the...