Category: Mining

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Mining, Protests and Political Participation in Peru

Source of the Picture: Swissinfo.ch. See the multimedia  story on the recent environmental protests in the Tintaya mine developed by Swissinfo.

On November 12, 2019, 13 rural communities in the province of Espinar started a strike.… Read More

Posted in Climate Change Conflict Fisheries Mapping Tools Mining Sand Mining Water management

Video-Map of Sand Mining and Land Reclamation Sites in Indonesia and Singapore

This video-map starts in Singapore and a map of its land reclamations that increased Singapore by over 20 percent since independence. The Riau islands are shown of which a number already vanished due to sand mining often seen as related to illegal extraction that followed the export ban of sand to Singapore of a number of Southeast Asian countries.Read More

Posted in Diamond Fisheries Mining Sapphires Uncategorized

Jewelry Auction Observations from a Millennial’s Perspective

 

This piece on the Christie’s Jewelry Auction is based off of a text conversation held over Facebook Messenger with two of my classmates, Tsering Lhamo and Ashwini Tallur, who were also in attendance that evening.

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Posted in Climate Change Mining Sand Mining Sustainability

Should 11.4 million EUR of Dutch Aid be Redirected as the Current Project contributes to Poverty and Environmental Degradation in the Bay of Jakarta?

By the end of this year, the Dutch government will have spent 11.4 million EUR in aid on a  project that does not adhere to the Dutch standard of Official Development Aid (ODA) and violates the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by destroying the livelihoods of local fisher communities as well as the environment. Read More

Posted in Auctions Diamond Mining Security

Post-Auction Impressions of Hierarchies and Secrecy

Some of my peers from the Global Extraction Network course and I went to the Christie’s Geneva evening auction in November and witnessed a spectacle of hierarchies and secrecy that made the evening truly interesting, despite a lack of purchasing power and a looming fear of lifting a hand or finger at the wrong time. Read More

Posted in Conflict Mining Sand Mining Sustainability

Will We Witness a Global Fight for Sand?

The extractive industries sector – which broadly encompasses enterprises that are involved in the extraction of raw materials from the earth – is an integral part of the global economy given both the amount of revenue it generates and the number of people whose livelihoods are dependent on it.… Read More

Posted in Civil Society Energy Mining

Mining Contracts and Contract Transparency: An Overview

  1. Mining Contracts

States often enter into investment contracts with individual investors in the extractive sector, aiming to fill in gaps in the regulatory regime and offer special treatment to investors. The scope of issues covered by these investment contracts can be extensive.… Read More

Posted in Artisanal Mining Auctions Business and Human Rights Certification and Transparency Corporations Mining Trading

Impressions and feelings of Christie’s Auction -Are they Magnificent Jewels?

On the way to Christie’s Auction, Magnificent Jewels, at Hotel des Bergues, I was not sure about what I would find there, but I was already constructing an idea of the realities involved.… Read More

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Niobium Monopoly

Niobium (Nb/41) is a soft, malleable, and highly resistant superconductor metal. It naturally occurs in nature, mingled with other kinds of metallic minerals. Because it is a material that increases the level of efficiency of metallic alloys, Niobium is employed in a plethora of industrial sectors such as construction, naval, space, aeronautical, nuclear, and technological industries.… Read More