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Piet Wostyn
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Aug 24
Piet Wostyn favorited Jasmin Blessing's blog post Call for papers: Mining in comparative perspective: trends, transformations and theories
Aug 8
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El Mirador: indigenous David facing Chinese Goliath (again?)

I am sharing an article regarding the ongoing struggle between Ecuador´s indigenous Shuar people and the Copper Mining Project called El Mirador. The project has Chinese funding and is a China- Ecuadorian collaboration.The Shuar that have been struggling to halt the project for years, arguing that this project would irreversibly damage the region’s…See More
Aug 7
Piet Wostyn commented on Environmental Governance Program's group 'Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector'
"hi colleagues, I would like to share this call for papers on 'Mining in comparative perspective: trends, transformations and theories'. I hope this can be an opportunity for you to highlight your work in the academic community! (and I hope…"
Aug 6
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El Mirador: indigenous David facing Chinese Goliath (again?)

I am sharing an article regarding the ongoing struggle between Ecuador´s indigenous Shuar people and the Copper Mining Project called El Mirador. The project has Chinese funding and is a China- Ecuadorian collaboration.The Shuar that have been struggling to halt the project for years, arguing that this project would irreversibly damage the region’s…See More
Aug 2
Piet Wostyn commented on Environmental Governance Program's group 'Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector'
"Dear EGMS members, I am sharing an article regarding the ongoing struggle between Ecuador´s indigenous Shuar people and the Copper Mining Project called El Mirador. The project has Chinese funding and is a China- Ecuadorian…"
Aug 1
Antipas Massawe commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"Hi Piet, Thanks for sharing more to defend your position on the issue. Well, а proof that mitigation of the global warming effect of coal energy application through the research, development and application of coal power generation technologies…"
Jul 31
Piet Wostyn commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"Hi Martin, I will be happy to receive your one million dollar :-) just some (political) courage and (visionary) business leadership will do in my opinion, it is up to politicians with interest in the 'general welfare' to regulate…"
Jul 31
Antipas Massawe commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"Hi Martin! Thank you for the very important point of view you shred here. Me think sufficient аvаilаbility of alternative cleaner energy sources (which could include coal sources) for all, which are more effective than the existing dirty coal…"
Jul 26
Martin Kaggwa commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"Thanks Piet for this great posting. I have a few comments on it though. The article is based on a strong assumptions that everybody has bought into the idea that 'coal is out'. This is not the case. There are  a number stakeholders -…"
Jul 26
daniel gilbert favorited Piet Wostyn's blog post Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!
Jul 7
Piet Wostyn favorited Johnny West's blog post Where are your country's oil projects on the "Climate Change Supply Curve"?
Jul 6
Antipas Massawe commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"Hi Piet! The clarification I promised follows below: My view is that Banks should be allowed to continue financing the provision of our growing power needs through the fossil fuel sources intensifying global warming due to the following…"
Jun 29
Piet Wostyn commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"Hi Antipas, thanks in advance! looking forward :-)"
Jun 29
Antipas Massawe commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"Hi Piet! Sorry, Next time I will remember to avoid my bad writing habit. I will not put in one long sentence any more. Would clarify soon when get free from what I’m on right now."
Jun 29
Piet Wostyn commented on Piet Wostyn's blog post 'Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!'
"hi Antipas, thanks for your comment. could you please be so kind to re-write your one sentence into a dozen or so? it doesn't read so easy and like that your message is hidden between all comma's... :-)  Don't take this…"
Jun 29

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Project manager
About My Work
Project manager working on issues like Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM)
Areas of interest
governance and anti-corruption, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, redistribution and sustainable development
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El Mirador: indigenous David facing Chinese Goliath (again?)

Posted on August 2, 2017 at 15:54 0 Comments

I am sharing an article regarding the ongoing struggle between Ecuador´s indigenous Shuar people and the Copper Mining Project called El Mirador. The project has Chinese funding and is a China- Ecuadorian collaboration.

The Shuar that have been struggling to halt the project for…

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Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector!

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 17:40 9 Comments

The world’s biggest banks are continuing to fuel climate change through the financing of extreme fossil fuels (Banktrack, 2017). The funding provided by banks for extreme fossil fuels (like tar sands, Arctic and ultra-deep offshore oil), coal mining and coal power remains worrying, despite a steep decline in 2016.

 

Coal mining: While many U.S. and European banks have begun to put policies in place to curb financing for coal mining, in the last three years major…

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