Earthworks weighs in on historic UN Resolution on Mineral Resource Governance

September 9, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was co-written by Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello and Jan Morrill In March of 2019, the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), part of the United Nations Environmental Programme, passed an unprecedented resolution on Mineral Resource Governance.… More »

Earthworks Submission on the UNEA-4 Mineral Resource Governance Resolution

September 9, 2020
Hazeltine Creek was devastated by the 2015 Mt. Polley tailings spill in British Columbia, Canda. Photo: Chris Blake

Statement: Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management Falls Short

August 5, 2020
Background: Today, the Global Tailings Review, a process co-convened by the International Council on Mining and Metals, the UN Environment Programme and Principles for Responsible Investment, released its Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management. Earthworks provided comments on earlier drafts… More »

Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management Scorecard

August 5, 2020

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Barrick's Goldstrike tailings pond in Nevada, US. Photo: Ecoflight

When it Comes to Storing Mine Waste, Safety Must Come First

July 15, 2020 • Jan Morrill
On Tuesday June 30th, Earthworks joined 150 scientists, frontline communities, and environmental and human rights organizations to release a set of 16 guidelines for safer management of mine waste with the goal of protecting communities and the environment from catastrophic… More »

A Segurança Em Primeiro Lugar: Diretrizes Para Gestão Responsável De Rejeitos De Mineração

July 15, 2020
Employees from Brazil’s Ministry of Environment survey the damage of the tailings dam failure near Brumadinho, Brazil. Photo: Vinícius Mendonça/Ibama

La Seguridad Ante Todo: Nuevo Informe Propone Lineamientos Para Acabar Con Desastres de Desechos Mineros

June 30, 2020
Hoy un grupo internacional de 142 científicos, grupos comunitarios y ONGs de 24 países publicó una serie de lineamientos para el almacenamiento seguro de desechos mineros. Los lineamientos pretenden proteger comunidades y trabajadores de los riesgos presentados por las miles… More »
Employees from Brazil’s Ministry of Environment survey the damage of the tailings dam failure near Brumadinho, Brazil. Photo: Vinícius Mendonça/Ibama

Segurança Em Primeiro Lugar: Novo Relatório Propõe Diretrizes Para Pôr Fim Aos Desastres de Rejeitos de Mineração

June 30, 2020
Hoje um grupo internacional de 142 cientistas, grupos comunitários e ONGs publicou um conjunto de diretrizes para a armazenagem mais segura de rejeitos de mineração. As diretrizes visam proteger comunidades e trabalhadores dos riscos apresentados por milhares de instalações de… More »