extractive industries

Synonyms
agrofuel industries
palm oil industries
mining
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Reports & Research
October 2017

This study assessed the contribution of Geita Gold Mine (GGM) to the livelihoods of local communities in Geita District. Specifically, it assessed the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility implementation, determined the extent to which GGM has contributed to socio-economic development in the study area, and examined the communities’ perceptions of environmental problems associated with mining activities and their impact on community well-being. A cross-sectional research design was employed, in which qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were used.

Fotografia: José Cola | Edições Novembro
10 April 2017

A Índia  dispõe de uma linha de crédito de dez mil milhões de dólares, num período de cinco anos, com vista a acelerar  a cooperação com Angola, sobretudo no sector da agricultura, disse ontem, em Luanda, o embaixador indiano em Angola.

Reports & Research
December 2016

Across the Mekong region, ‘development’ has become synonymous with rapid economic growth, to be achieved through predominantly large-scale, private investments. The development model promoted by the region’s governments prioritizes trade and investment liberalization, and privatization. Private investment is sought in virtually every sector of the economy from energy, oil, minerals, agriculture and food processing to education, health, tourism, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, transportation and urban infrastructure. 

Reports & Research
March 2017

Global demand for timber, agricultural commodities, and extractives is a significant driver of deforestation worldwide. Transparent land-concessions data for these large-scale commercial activities are essential to understand drivers of forest loss, monitor environmental impacts of ongoing activities, and ensure efficient and sustainable allocation of land.

Gudynas | Foto: P7 Progressismo
30 March 2017

Nos últimos anos, a América Latina viu diversos de seus países serem governados por partidos progressistas e ligados à esquerda: o Partido dos Trabalhadores no Brasil, o kirchnerismo na Argentina, os bolivarianos na Bolívia, no Equador e na Venezuela, e a Frente Ampla, no Uruguai. Embora tenham suas raízes na esquerda, porém, esses governos “são um tipo de esquema político diferente da esquerda que lhes deu origem. Esquerda e progressismo são hoje, na América Latina, duas coisas diferentes”.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017

This briefing note, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, outlines a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017

This discussion paper, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, proposes a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment.

Dom Cappio | Foto: Divulgação
24 March 2017

"O Projeto de Transposição de Águas do Rio São Francisco é eleitoreiro, e por isso é muito oportuno usá-lo em momentos como este que temos pela frente, as eleições de 2018”, afirma Dom Luiz Flávio Cappio à IHU On-Line, em entrevista concedida por e-mail, ao comentar a inauguração de primeira parte da transposição do rio São Francisco, que foi comemorada tanto pelo