This website is about development justice. Fighting for a development future that doesn’t follow the usual path of extractive industries, here in Papua New Guinea, or elsewhere in the global south. Think of increasing risk and vulnerability, of development imposed on voiceless and powerless peoples.
Obviously, mining companies would have you believe that their mine will be different, that profits will generate local well-being, lasting improvements and opportunities that offset the enormous cultural and environmental impacts of mining. But, while they speak of low-cost operations and significant profits to investors, they will be reluctant to justly distribute benefits, or choose practices that lower impacts.
Then the Wafi-Golpu mine will dump 450 million tonnes of mine waste into the Huon Gulf.