• Mines and Communities

     · Since 2002, Colombia has registered proven reserves of coal of 6,267 million tons, representing some 80% of South America''s reserves. The [large] greater part of the coal exported by the country is found in La Guajira and Cesar, and in 2003 more than 40,000

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  • What will happen to Cesar, Colombia when the mines leave?

     · April 5, 2021 By Thomas Power. Coal mines have caused environmental devastation to the Cesar department of Colombia. But now that the Swiss mining company Glencore announced that they will withdraw from the department, where they operate two mines, residents fear that the company will skip out on its legal obligations to the affected communities.

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  • The Dark Side of Coal

    8 PAX ! The Dark Side of Coal M embers of the Dutch peace movement PAX first visited the department of Cesar in 2009. During this trip, the deep scars that the paramilitary violence of the 1996–2006 period had left among the local population soon became clear.

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  • Colombia: Report by NGO PAX alleges that Drummond, Prodeco …

    In March 2014 (updated June 2014), The Netherlands'' based NGO PAX issued the report, "The Dark Side of Coal: Paramilitary Violence in the Mining Region of Cesar, Colombia". The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the US-based company ...

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  • The effects of the mining-energy boom on inclusive development in Colombia …

    The analysis includes several dimensions of inclusive development: education, health, security, and the quality of the local public management. We study two regions in Colombia which are the main mining-energy producers: Cesar, which produces more than 60% of the nation''s coal, and Casanare, which produces 20% of the nation''s oil.

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  • Andrew Wu | Yale Environment Review

    Through an in-depth economic analysis of coal mining in Cesar, Colombia, a researcher concludes that the environmental and social costs of coal mining outweighs the coal''s market price — even when the global cost of carbon is not taken into account. Monday, February 22, 2016. Andrew Wu.

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  • Thermal Coal in Colombia: Perspectives and Risks for the Economies of La Guajira and Cesar …

    Colombia''s main mining export is thermal coal, and it is an important source of economic activity and fiscal income, especially in La Guajira and Cesar departments. Declines in demand and international prices cast doubt on the viability of these export operations, the suspension of which would drastically affect the economy and employment at the regional level.

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  • How REDD greenwashes Glencore''s coal mining operations in Colombia …

     · Glencore''s coal mining operations in Colombia. Glencore, through its subsidiary Prodeco, runs two massive open cast coal mines in the Department of Cesar. From Cesar, the coal is transported by railway to ports near Santa Marta. About 95% of the coal is exported, about half to Europe. The impact of the mines is devastating.

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  • ERCUSSIONS IN COLOMBIA OF THE WITH

    coal mining, particularly the coal deposits in La Guajira and Cesar. In the case of La Guajira, coal is mined at El Cerrejón, the largest open-cast coal mine in Latin America, owned by the multinational corporations Glencore, BHP Billiton and Anglo American. The

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  • Glencore-subsidiary Prodeco to hand over mining contracts to Colombia

     · Glencore subsidiary Prodeco to hand over mining contracts to Colombia. 05 Feb 2021. Glencore subsidiary Prodeco is set to start the process of relinquishing mining contracts in Colombia as its two mines continue to remain suspended. The mines will remain on C&M until the formal process of relinquishing the contracts is complete.

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  • Colombia rejects modified permits for some coal miners | Reuters

     · Colombia''s top thermal coal exporters, which are ramping up production, are unlikely to fret too much over the denial given the recent drop in …

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  • Responsible disengagement from coal as part of a just transition

    Responsible disengagement from coal as part of a just transition Exploring due diligence, disengagement and contribution to grave human rights violations associated with coal mining in Cesar Department, Colombia June 2021 Joseph Wilde-Ramsing & Katharine

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  • Colombian villagers are unionising to fight against multinational mining firms …

     · In Colombia, whole villages are suffering due to the mining of coal which is destined for Europe. However, the local villagers are now unionising and fighting for more rights. "We were poor before, but we had rivers, we went fishing, we grew some food and we lived well.

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  • Tierra Digna New Report: Colombia''s Coal: Who wins and who …

     · More than half of this coal is extracted from Cesar and shipped from Magdalena, two provinces in Colombia''s Caribbean region. To extract, transport and export all this coal, in the early 1990s, transnational corporations such as Drummond and Glencore installed huge mining pits, extensive railroads and high-tech seaports.

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  • How REDD greenwashes Glencore''s coal mining operations in …

     · Glencore''s coal mining operations in Colombia. Glencore, through its subsidiary Prodeco, runs two massive open cast coal mines in the Department of Cesar. From Cesar, the coal is transported by railway to ports near Santa Marta. About 95% of the coal is exported, about half to Europe. The impact of the mines is devastating.

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  • The effects of the mining-energy boom on inclusive development …

     · The analysis includes several dimensions of inclusive development: education, health, security, and the quality of the local public management. We study two regions in Colombia which are the main mining-energy producers: Cesar, which produces more than 60% of the nation''s coal, and Casanare, which produces 20% of the nation''s oil.

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  • Colombia candidate would hasten energy transition – Argus Metals

     · He wants coal-producing states La Guajira and Cesar to expand solar and wind projects instead, a trend that is already underway there. The candidate of the Colombia Humana party bore the same anti-oil and coal pledge in his last run for the presidency in …

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  • Colombia: Exploiting coal at what cost?

     · Colombia: Exploiting coal at what cost? Cordaid has been working with Tierra Digna, a Colombian non-for-profit organization of human rights defenders who dedicate their skills to defend the rights of vulnerable communities that are affected by the extractives industry.

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  • Luis ANGULO ARGOTE | Universidad Popular del Cesar, Valledupar …

    In the coal mining zone in the department of Cesar (Colombia), the programs MM5, CALMET and CALPUFF were used to simulate the PM10 contribution of the mining projects PLJ, Norcarbón and Hatillo.

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  • Cerrejon coal mine

    Cerrejon coal mine. This article is part of the Global Coal Mine Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor. Cerrejón coal mine or minera del Cerrejón is a surface mine, owned by the Cerrejón Coal Company, a subsidiary of BHP Billiton plc, Anglo American plc and Glencore, producing 27.69 million tonnes per annum, near the village of Albania ...

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  • Colombia: Mining, Minerals, and Fuel Resources

    Colombia has vast natural resources, such as emeralds, copper, gold, nickel, iron ore, steel, natural gas, limestone and, petroleum. In the second quarter of 2019, the country''s GDP increased by 3% year-on-year. Mine exploitation contributed about 5.08% to Colombia''s GDP in the same year. Economic development in the country has been hit by ...

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  • Colombia: SOMO report analyses impacts of coal mining by Drummond, Glencore and Prodeco in Cesar …

    Colombia: SOMO report analyses impacts of coal mining by Drummond, Glencore and Prodeco in Cesar region and calls for European energy companies to cease purchasing coal from these mines See all tags Drummond Prodeco (part of Glencore) Glencore

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  • How Colombia can plan for a future without coal

    How Colombia can plan for a future without coal 3 mining taxes, royalties and other financial compensations (EITI and Gobierno de Colombia 2017). The recent drop in crude oil prices illustrated Colombia''s vulnerability: the decline in oil revenues between 2014 and ...

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  • Mining and Indigenous Peoples in Colombia

     · This desk study documents the adverse impacts on indigenous communities from coal mining in the regions of la Guajira and Cesar, home to 90 percent of Colombia''s coal production as well as several indigenous peoples such as the Wayuu, Yukpa and Kogui.

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  • Transition lessons from Colombian coal politics

     · The Pribenow mine in Cesar department, developed by Drummond. Photo: Claudia Strambo / SEI. If we are serious about climate change, we need to keep more than 80% of the world''s coal reserves underground at least until 2050. This raises very difficult equity ...

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  • Gender-Responsive Climate Policy as a chance for a Colombian coal …

     · Colombian coal and international energy demand Growing energy demand has repeatedly increased the mining of coal in recent years and fueled the orientation of Colombia''s export structure towards the raw material. Since 2010 the Colombian state has declared ...

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  • The effects of the mining-energy boom on inclusive development in Colombia …

     · The analysis includes several dimensions of inclusive development: education, health, security, and the quality of the local public management. We study two regions in Colombia which are the main mining-energy producers: Cesar, which produces more than 60% of the nation''s coal, and Casanare, which produces 20% of the nation''s oil.

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  • The State of Renewable Energy in Colombia

    Effects of Coal Mining in Cesar, Colombia In 2019, coal was used to generate 40% of the world''s electricity (International Energy Agency, 2019). In Colombia, that figure is just 10%, but as world aggregate demand for energy continues to grow, coal as an export ...

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  • What Will Happen to Cesar, Colombia When the Mines Leave? | …

     · Those two mines produced about 30 percent of Cesar''s coal in 2019, providing $206 million in royalties and taxes for the Colombian state. Colombia''s National Mining Agency is responsible for awarding mining concessions. This can, for example, grant a company such as Prodeco the right to exploit a certain mineral for a certain amount of time ...

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  • Economic mission to Colombia to improve coal supply chain

     · A unique economic mission to Colombia takes place next week. From 24-26 November, Dutch Foreign Minister Ploumen, two members of Parliament, CEO''s of the major Dutch energy companies and representatives of Dutch civil society organizations will participate in a fact-finding mission to the Colombian capital Bogota and the northern mining region of …

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  • Glencore under fire from Yukpa Indigenous People in Cesar, Colombia

     · The Yukpa live in abject poverty and suffer from hunger, while the coal mines on their territory generate around 40% of the GDP of Cesar or a good 5% of the national GDP. According to various test reports, the charges from the coal mines to the state are not used for essential purposes such as water supply and sanitation, but for example for luxurious village …

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