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Bougainville: Former war-torn Territory still wary of mining

“Eighty percent of Bougainville women do not support the reopening of the mine. Bougainville is a matrilineal , our land is our resource and we to toil our own land, instead of foreigners coming in to destroy it.”’ 1,470 more words

Papua New Guinea

Submission to International Seabed Authority highlights failures in Solwara 1

An NGO submission to the International Seabed Authority has highlighted all the failures in the approval of the controversial Solwara 1 experimental seabed mine in Papua New Guinea. 167 more words

Papua New Guinea

Key Learnings from the Circular Economy Sector

If you’re part of a company that is socially and environmentally driven, chances are you’ve heard of terms like cradle to cradle, biomimicry and… 526 more words


Environmental Impacts of Utility-Scale Solar Energy

by Jincy Varughese

With utility-scale solar energy (USSE) systems growing in number internationally, many have researched the environmental impacts of such systems. Hernandez et al. … 450 more words


Attempts to reopen Panguna mine will reignite ‘bloody conflict’, warns Australian public servant

In a paper for the Australian Defence College, seasoned Australian civil servant Jo Woodbury has issued a stark warning – current attempts to reopen the Panguna mine represent the greatest threat to peace on Bougainville. 418 more words

Papua New Guinea

PNG, 40 years after independence, can be more than a quarry

Bougainville’s much-loathed Panguna mine may reopen. Australia and the US are contesting Pacific energy assets. What future is there for PNG?

Antony Loewenstein | The Guardian… 971 more words

Papua New Guinea

Moses Havini: leader of struggle for Bougainville's autonomy

Jim Beatson | Sydney Morning Herald

MOSES HAVINI 1947-2015

Moses Havini, like his namesake, was a man who had a date with destiny. They shared the same cry: “Let my people go.” Neither man lived to see the fruits of his labour realised, but Havini’s struggle for Bougainville as an independent country was fundamental to its destiny. 1,422 more words

Papua New Guinea