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Rebutting the claims made by Sam Basil about coal-fired power in PNG

Climate Justice, Nogat Coal

Release Date: 13 Aug 2021

PNG’s Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil from Morobe Province is one of the strongest supporters of coal in PNG. In June of this year, he made a speech where he defended his support of coal-fired power for PNG. His speech was riddled with claims that do not stack up. In this blog post, we challenge them.

Challenging extractive models of development at the 2021 Research for Development Impact Conference

Mining, Climate Justice, Changing PNG’s development path, Nogat Coal

Release Date: 15 Sep 2021

Across the Pacific region, the large-scale extraction of natural resources – including timber, minerals, oil and gas - is often presented as the clearest pathway towards economic development and improved wellbeing for citizens. However, extractive operations have repeatedly failed to deliver the improved livelihoods they promised and have been accompanied by dispossession, environmental destruction, abuses of human rights and offshoring of profits.

Corporate Cane Toad Award 2021: Rio Tinto and Mayur Resources receive Australia’s most toxic award

Clean up Panguna, Climate Justice, Growing Bougainville’s future, Nogat Coal

Release Date: 09 Jul 2021

Melbourne, July 9th - Rio Tinto and Mayur Resources were awarded the Corporate Cane Toad Award for their roles in contributing to environmental destruction and/or human rights violations worldwide. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne after a month of public voting in which over 1,000 people voted for the six companies nominated.

New award names and shames the biggest corporate cane toads

Latest News, Clean up Panguna, Nogat Coal

Release Date: 24 May 2021

Friends of the Earth Australia, Jubilee Australia and ActionAid Australia just launched the Cane Toad Awards - a brand-new award ceremony aiming to name and shame Australian corporations behaving badly.

Doesn’t Stack Up: Australian Energy Company Accused of Spruiking Unnecessary Coal Power Project in PNG

Climate Justice, Nogat Coal

Release Date: 22 Sep 2020

A new report from CELCOR (Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights Inc) and the Jubilee Australia Research Centre has raised significant concerns about a proposal from an ASX listed Australian energy company, Mayur Resources, to build the Pacific’s first coal-fired power station in Papua New Guinea,