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The Mining Industry’s Own Principles Rule out Mining in Tibet

“Corporate social responsibility” is more important than ever to ordinary Canadians and the global community. Failure to protect the environmental, social and human rights of the local communities where these companies do business threatens the operations, investment climate, economic viability … Continue reading

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Tibetan Government in Exile’s Position

  The key aspects of Tibetan Government in Exile’s (TGiE) mining policy are listed below. TGiE calls on potential investors in Tibet to ensure: That projects have consulted local Tibetan people. That projects have fully investigated social, environmental and cultural … Continue reading

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Environmental Concerns

Many of the Tibetan communities found near the proposed mining sites rely on agricultural based economy. Mine operations will destroy grazing lands, negatively impacting the livelihood of local residents. In some cases the desecration of lands cause by mine construction … Continue reading

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Mining in Tibet: Politically Motivated Development

In 1999, the Chinese government launched the “Western Development Strategy”, politically motivated plan designed to further consolidate control over Tibet through economic rather than military means. Claiming that the plan will bring “development” and “prosperity” as well as “national unity” … Continue reading

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