Category: State

Posted in Civil Society Climate Change Conflict Corporations Health Indigenous People Mining Resource Management State

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 Energy Natural Gas Natural Gas Pipelines Security State

Nord Stream 2: Natural Gas as a Security Threat

The United States recently imposed heavy sanctions against those companies currently involved in the construction of the Nord Stream II pipeline, once again highlighting the important role of Natural Gas in influencing the international political agenda.… Read More

Posted in Climate Change Conflict Indigenous People State Sustainability

Yarsagumba Extraction: Issues in Conflict, Sustainability, & Resource Sovereignty

Yarsagumba is a caterpillar-fungus fusion. It forms when parasitic mushroom spores infect and mummify moth larvae under the soil. Twig-shaped fungus sprouts from the head of dead caterpillars, emerging just centimeters above the earth for harvesters to find.… Read More

Posted in Civil Society Climte Change Corporations Health Mining State

Environmental Regulations: the case of the DRC

Because of the global nature of the resource extraction industry and the variety of actors involved, states are no longer the only ones to have power, and thus sovereignty, over their own land.… Read More

Posted in Conflict Corporations Indigenous People Mining State Uncategorized

Gold Extraction in Gyama Valley, Tibetan Plateau – When Narratives Clash

 

Sacred Mountain in Gyama Valley, Tibetan Plateau
Source: https://www.tibettravel.org/trekking-tibet/gama-valley.html

While the predominant view of the natural world and global environmental discourse stems from a western neoliberal legacy, the indigenous views of nature is set in a polemic opposition of this mainstream narrative.… Read More

Posted in Artisanal Mining Business and Human Rights Civil Society Conflict State

Responsible Sourcing Initiatives in the DRC: Challenges and Opportunities

With nearly 6 million killed and 3 million internally displaced since 1988 (Consunji, 2014), the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the deadliest in recent history.… Read More

Posted in Corporations Stakeholder State

Gazprom and CSR for the sake of appearance

 

The way each company articulated its CSR policies can be different from one another. An extent to which a company engages in CSR is determined by a number of variables, among which we can find its legacy, affiliations with the government and other stakeholders, values and others.Read More

Posted in Agriculture Business and Human Rights Certification and Transparency Civil Society Conflict Corporations Impact Mitigation Indigenous People Mining Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Stakeholder State Sustainability Trading

Corporate Social Responsibility, a General Overview

Development

The term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) appeared more than 50 years ago in Howard Bowen’s publication: Social Responsibilities of the Businessmen (1953). The term has evolved for years, but there is an overall understanding among scholars that CSR is the result of the moral obligation that companies have within the society in which they operate.Read More

Posted in Agriculture Mining Resource Management State

Galamsey in Ghana — to ban or not to ban?

It is estimated that 1.1 million people work under small-scale mining (SSM) in Ghana. SSM is comprised of official registered operations and unofficial galamsey (or informal mining). Concerns over galamsey include the loss of biodiversity, environmental degradation, chemical contamination and the employment of child labour.  … Read More