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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…

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Added by Piet Wostyn on August 2, 2017 at 15:54 — No Comments

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

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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Added by Piet Wostyn on June 26, 2017 at 17:40 — 9 Comments

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