International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School. All That Glitters: Gold Mining in Guyana. 2007. English. 73 pp.
A well-organized, easy-to-read, logically- and well-written report that looks at the shortcomings of the current gold mining regime in Guyana — its environmental, health and social impacts — as well as certain “structural impediments” (judicial system, […]
Quite a few Temas Blog readers noticed the absence of new posts for several weeks. I was fully occupied with work day-and-night on the final stages of the total revamp and re-launch of my main site, temasactuales.com Although work continues on the Spanish and Portuguese versions (coming soon!), the burden has lightened enough […]
In a recent post I discussed the results for the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina (SC) of a special survey about industry’s environmental concerns conducted by the National Confederation of Industries (CNI). I’ve gotten my hands on the national level results for the survey, and thought I would pass them along.
The survey updated […]
Minas Gerais is moving to accomplish something no other Brazilian state — or probably any Latin American/ Caribbean (LAC) nation, for that matter — has yet done: digitize its environmental inspection and enforcement.
Currently Minas is winding up a pilot project in which its 21 waste and sanitation inspectors do much of their work utilizing palmtop […]
Not long ago I discussed the various environmental and health challenges posed by gold mining in Guyana in the context of a Harvard study on the issue.
Now comes word of a new study presented last week at workshop in Guyana co-sponsored by the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) and WWF on “Mercury Impact […]
In March the International Human Rights Clinic of Harvard Law School‘s Human Rights Program (HRP) issued an indictment of the failings of Guyana’s gold mining regime and its adverse impacts on Amerindians in that country.
With a catchy name like “All That Glitters,” the report’s PR caught the attention of several bloggers and regular media for […]
Glave Tesino, Manuel. Coordinación de la políticas fiscales y ambientales en el Perú. ECLAC/CEPAL series Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo, No. 102. Spanish. 2005. 80pp.
This document was produced in part to help Peru’s National Environment Council (Conam) in its deliberations on creating new economic instruments to promote improvements in environmental management. The […]
At the end of November a coalition of entities representing major segments of the mining and metals industries* issued a joint “Declaration on Recycling Principles.” As you may have discerned by now, everything having to do with waste and recycling interests me. I downloaded the Declaration, jotted notes and questions in a draft […]