Barrick’s Porgera Joint Venture Mine – Neither Sustainable, Nor Development
This case study contends that Barrick Gold's Porgera Joint Venture Mine in Papua New Guinea is environmentally unsustainable and is severely undermining current food security, access to clean water, sustainable livelihood, and health, as well as the long-term development potential, of indigenous Ipili landowners living in the mine lease area. The mine is also eroding the sustainable development of surrounding Ipili and downstream communities. The mine is further implicated in serious human rights abuses.
By Mark Ekepa, Chairman, Ipili Porgera Landowners Association; Jethro Tulin, Executive Director, Akali Tange Association; Catherine Coumans, MiningWatch Canada.