Friday, October 01, 2010


PUBLICATION: Sustainable Juruti: A Proposed Model for Mining and Local Development

Recent paper presented at the 6th. Brazilian Mining Congress (CBMINA2010), Belo Horizonte, Aug. 5th, 2010.

The Sustainable Juruti is a proposed model to promote an agenda of sustainability to Juruti City in view of the installation of an Alcoa Bauxite Mine. The model is based on a tripod approach with multi-institutional partnerships aimed to provide mutual benefits for all stakeholders: social, public and private. Its components include: 1) The Sustainable Juruti Council: a permanent forum for dialog and collective action among the parties, considering a long-term agenda, 2) Sustainability Indicators: monitor the development of Juruti and feed the Council with qualified information, and 3) The Sustainable Juruti Fund: finances activities prioritized by the Council and mobilizes resources to generate an endowment fund for present and future generations.

Full text available here.

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