Peru has had the fastest growing economy in recent years as a result of the high prices obtained by its mineral exports, but the impact of mining on the environment has provoked many conflicts in the country. The Red Muqui coalition here presents a video debate covering industrial and artisanal mining, ways of making mining more sustainable, and alternatives to extractive industries to drive the economy. The debate has contributions from environmentalists, economists, lawyers and politicians. Eduardo Gudynas, who coined the term “the brown left”, also discusses the Latin American left’s inability to devise a model that combines social justice with sustainability.
The debate can be accessed here.