Publications | ELLA
16
Feb
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Human Rights and Resource Conflicts in the Amazon

This report from Rainforest Foundation Norway investigates an alarming increase in human rights violations in the Amazon region. Human rights defenders, environmental activists and indigenous peoples are facing attacks and are being put under systematic pressure; and rights to land and to consultation are regularly encroached.

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14
Nov
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Violating Rights and Threatening Lives: The Camisea Gas Project and Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation

This report highlights the existing impacts of the Camisea gas project in the south-east Peruvian Amazon on indigenous peoples living in ‘voluntary isolation’ (‘isolated peoples’) in the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti and Others’ Reserve.

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13
Aug
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Global Boom, Local Impacts: Mining Revenues and Subnational Outcomes in Peru 2007-2011

The authors of this Working Paper from the Inter-American Development Bank use evidence from Peru to look at how abundance of natural resources affect socio-economic performance

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26
Mar
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

ELLA Guide and Briefs on Extractive Industries and Land Use now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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20
Mar
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Summary: Achieving Responsible Investments

Participants gained knowledge of a range of Latin American experiences of policy and practice that promote responsible investments in extractive industries, to examine the potential for application in their own country contexts.

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20
Mar
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Module 1: Land Use Planning and Access

Module 1 of the Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries aimed to share knowledge on a range of issues regarding land use planning and access in the context of extractive industries. Participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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20
Mar
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Module 2: Environmental Protection and Mitigation

Module 2 of the Learning Alliance on Extractive industries aimed to share knowledge on a range of issues regarding environmental protection and mitigation in the context of extractive industries. participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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20
Mar
2014
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHT

ELLA Learning Alliance on Extractive Industries - Module 3: Preventing and Addressing Social Conflicts

Module 3 of the Learning Alliance on Extractive industries (LEA1) aimed to exchange knowledge on a range of issues regarding extractive industries and social conflicts. participants exchanged their own perspectives and assessed how such knowledge could be adapted to their own regions.

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12
Jul
2013
BRIEFS

Improving Environmental Management of Extractives through Environmental Impact Assessments

How have Latin American countries been using Environmental Impact Assessments in order to build more sustainable extractive industries? A focus on Peru provides some interesting lessons.

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18
Jun
2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

NO MAN’S LANDS? Extractive Activity, Territory, and Social Unrest in the Peruvian Amazon: The Cenepa River

This case study shows how the activities of a large foreign-invested mining company on land held by the Awajun community in the northern forests of Peru have led to a characteristic cycle of state permissiveness in granting mining concessions, thus leading to social conflict.

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1
Jun
2012
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS

Spotlight on Organisations: Extractive Industries and Land Use

This selection highlights some of the key organisations who are doing work around extractive industries and land issues, covering a variety of themes ranging from land use planning and environmental impacts, to community and indigenous peoples’ participation in decision making and promotion of land rights.

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25
May
2012
BRIEFS

Land Use Planning for Extractive Industries

Latin American countries have begun to use land use planning tools to manage competing claims to land in a context of high extractive industry activity. The progress of five Latin American countries – Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – can offer interesting lessons for other regions.

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14
May
2012
BRIEFS

Ecuador’s Yasuní–ITT: Rethinking the Conservation vs. Extraction Dilemma

Ecuador has made an innovative promise: not to drill for oil in the Yasuní National Park in exchange for international financial support for environmentally-friendly development projects, offsetting the income it forgoes. Is this a model for the future – and will it work?

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9
May
2012
GUIDE

Accessing Land for Extractive Industries: Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Approaches

In recent decades, Latin America has opted for new approaches to land access and use by the extractive industry sector. From these experiences, the Latin America region has interesting lessons to offer.

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26
Apr
2012
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Extractive Industries and Land Use

Questions about land use are inextricably related to decisions about where and how to engage in extractive industry activities. Latin American countries have dealt with a range of land-related challenges, from land use planning and consent for securing access to land, to special considerations for indigenous peoples and environmental conservation, all of which have important implications for governments and local communities. This selection highlights some of the key publications dealing with issues of extractive industries and land use in Latin America.

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20
Apr
2012
BRIEFS

From Expropriation to Social Licence: Accessing Land for Extractive Industries

Latin American countries have found some interesting strategies for creating agreements between individuals, communities and private companies about accessing land for extractive industries.

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