Publications | ELLA
12
Jul
2013
BRIEF

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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25
May
2012
BRIEF

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
BRIEF

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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20
Apr
2012
BRIEF

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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