EIA and Human Rights Fact-Finding in the Porgera Watershed

Lead PI: Joshua D. Fisher

Unit Affiliation: Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4)

January 2015 - June 2019
Inactive
Oceania ; Papua New Guinea
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This project has assessed the impacts of mining and environmental contamination for communities and ecosystems in the Porgera Valley.

OUTCOMES: Knowledge generated for stakeholders of Porgera gold mine.

SPONSOR:

Earth Institute, AC4, Columbia University Human Rights Law Clinic

RESEARCH TEAM:

Tess Russo, Sarah Knuckey

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Columbia University Human Rights Clinic

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Penn State University

WEBSITE:

https://www.climate-diplomacy.org/news/water-insecurity-climate-change-exacerbates-tensions-between-companies-and-communities

PUBLICATIONS:

Journal Article on Arsenic Mobilization (under review)

KEYWORDS

mining fisheries water resource management

THEMES

Stewardship of the planet

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