Friends of the Earth International, June 2005: This Report tracks the flaring back to the closing days of colonial history; sketches the scale of the activity in what has become one of the world’s biggest oil and gas producing countries; explains some of its implications for climate change and communities; shows how the practice constitutes a violation of human rights and is generally prohibited under the regulations, and; concludes with recommendations for its elimination, and transparency.
Friends of the Earth International, August 2002: UK registered Anglo-American Plc, a copper and diamond mining corporation, is a funder of the Johannesburg Earth Summit. It is involved in the Summit so that it can ‘have the business viewpoint heard, understood and acted upon’i and one of its directors is part of the official UK delegation. But is this company acting in the interests of people and the planet? Unfortunately Anglo has a poor social and environmental track record.
Examples of small communities up against the corporate might.