Extractive Industries

The demand for raw materials in the world keeps growing. The downsides to this development are human rights abuses and damage to the environment.


German Investmentes in South Africa's Coal Industry

In Southafrica,  people living next to cole mines or coal-fired power stations lose their land, their health and the access to water. As suppliers of components for the giant power stations Kusile and Medupi, German companies like SIEMENS, Bilfinger Berger or Rheinmetall Defense Electronics bear a responsibility for those problems in the coal sector of South Africa. For more details see the new MISEREOR-study “Nur die Kohle zählt”: https://www.misereor.de/fileadmin/publikationen/studie-wenn-nur-die-kohle-zaehlt.pdf or https://www.misereor.de/informieren/rohstoffe/kohle


Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo

Fungamwaka - a mine in the east of Congo. These men work so that we can make telephone calls. They are mining coltan, which is indispensable for the production of mobile phones. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s second-largest supplier of this rare mineral.


Mine working in Canada

Publication

An open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada.

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Deep Seabed Mining

Study

Treasure chest or another Pandora's box? In focus: the Pacific. Published 2016.

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Overcoming Energy Poverty in the Long Run

Fact Sheet

 No development funding for coal power! A common Factsheet of Bread for the World and MISEREOR.

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Human Rights Impact Assessment on the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project

Study

The Zug-based group Glencore-Xstrata is showing insufficient respect for the rights of the affected population with its plans to exploit one of the world’s biggest open-pit mines in the Philippines. Because the project threatens the livelihood of tens of thousands of people, tensions are rising and the first deaths have occurred. That is shown by a study commissioned by the Swiss Lenten Fund, MISEREOR and Bread for All.

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Extractive Industries (Mining and Hydrocarbons), the issue of non-renewable natural resources in Latin America and the Mission of the Church

Publication

Concluding document: International Conference of CELAM and MISEREOR, Lima, July 14-16, 2011

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