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Piet Wostyn
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Piet Wostyn commented on Environmental Governance COP's group 'Environmental Governance and Conflict Prevention Community of Practice'
"hi all, I took the time to go through the very interesting 'long read' about artisanal sapphire miners in Madagaskar and made a humble attempt to convert the nicely illustrated long read into a short…"
Oct 24
Piet Wostyn commented on IIED's blog post 'LONGREAD: Sapphire mines become forests'
"very interesting 'long read', nicely illustrated! i took the liberty to list a few of what i feel are the most inspiring quotes - adding my own emphasis but (hopefully) not missing the point of the article. INTRODUCTION "As most…"
Oct 24
Piet Wostyn favorited Norma Garza's blog post GOXI Member Survey- Share your feedback by October 26
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Piet Wostyn commented on Environmental Governance COP's group 'Environmental Governance and Conflict Prevention Community of Practice'
"hi all, i highly recommend the short summary written by our moderator Jasmin Blessing (cf a few comments below) about the recent official visit of The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H.…"
Oct 24
Piet Wostyn commented on Jasmin Goxi Facilitator's blog post 'Visit of United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment to Mongolia'
"great summary; very interesting read about the (highly appreciated/necessary) visit of mr John Knox to Mongolia, pinpointing the urgent issues:the impact assessments lack of a solid scientific basis; even worse, local consultation (previously and…"
Oct 24
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Piet Wostyn favorited Jasmin Goxi Facilitator'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 COP'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 COP'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

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Civil Society Organisation, Academia, Individual
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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 17:30 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…

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