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Mr Alexandre and Mr Santokhi (Photo credit: CTG)
Following the issues prioritized by the stakeholders during the Conference and the first WGs in November 2019, technical counterparts from the three territories (Brazil, French Guiana and Suriname) were invited to the Transboundary Technical Working Groups n°2 on the Maroni and Oyapock basins on 20, 21, and 22 July 2020 .
Tuesday 8 September 2020, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. the second Steering Committee (COPIL) of the BIO-PLATEAUX project took place, through video-conference. The International Office for Water (IOWater), the French Guiana Water Office (OEG), The Anton de Kom University (AdeKUS) and the Amapa Agency supported this event.
History and environmental impacts of gold mining in French Guiana – Keys to understanding current tensions
In the specific historic and geographic context of French Guiana, which has significant mineral resources in an exceptional ecosystem, gold mining is a central environmental and development issue.
It often generates tensions in the territory, especially between the intensification (of both legal and illegal) gold mining and environment and biodiversity protection public policies.
Objectives of the Steering Committee: