Mining industry's decarbonization is mere "greenwashing" - ATM

ATM Statement | November 18, 2022


Alyansa Tigil Mina referred to the so called decarbonization of the mining industry as mere "greenwashing", saying the mining companies are merely using COP27 for their own benefit.


At a Mine Safety and Environment Conference in Baguio City, mine leaders said they have developed processes to recycle mine tailings, and accessing battery technology to reduce carbon footprint.


"These are inadequate and fragmented responses of the mining industry to dupe the public into believing that they are doing something about climate change, " ATM Coordinator Jaybee Garganera said.


"Mining companies are merely using COP27 for their own benefit by putting forward misleading messages."


Garganera also said he was shocked that DIWATA led by former Ambassador to Germany Delia Albert did not object to the reduction of commitments from “prevention” to "limitation".


"This exposes the deep misunderstanding of mining industry on how to address climate change. Shifting from 'prevention' to 'limitation' is unacceptable from a climate justice perspective and a dangerous regression from our commitments to address climate change and reach a Just Transition," he concluded.Press Release November 18, 2022 Mining industry's decarbonization is mere "greenwashing" - ATM Alyansa Tigil Mina referred to the so called decarbonization of the mining industry as mere "greenwashing", saying the mining companies are merely using COP27 for their own benefit. At a Mine Safety and Environment Conference in Baguio City, mine leaders said they have developed processes to recycle mine tailings, and accessing battery technology to reduce carbon footprint. "These are inadequate and fragmented responses of the mining industry to dupe the public into believing that they are doing something about climate change, " ATM Coordinator Jaybee Garganera said. "Mining companies are merely using COP27 for their own benefit by putting forward misleading messages." Garganera also said he was shocked that DIWATA led by former Ambassador to Germany Delia Albert did not object to the reduction of commitments from “prevention” to "limitation". "This exposes the deep misunderstanding of mining industry on how to address climate change. Shifting from 'prevention' to 'limitation' is unacceptable from a climate justice perspective and a dangerous regression from our commitments to address climate change and reach a Just Transition," he concluded.

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