Jose de Echave

Head of the Observatory of Mining Conflicts at Peruvian NGO CooperAcción

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Peruvian NGO CooperAcción
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Last Updated 7/20/2016

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Employment History

Minister of Environmental Management  - The ex-Vice

Web References  

Garcia highlights achievements and offers apology in final address to the nation | News from Peru - Peruvian Times

"The social conflicts increased in number and intensity," said Jose de Echave, an expert on the topic at NGO Cooperaccion.

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http://www.peruviantimes.com/29/garcia-highlights-achievements-and-offers-apology-in-final-address-to-the-nation/13217/

"The social conflicts increased in number and intensity," said Jose de Echave, an expert on the topic at NGO Cooperaccion.

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http://dialogochino.net/las-bambas-the-environmental-challenges-of-perus-biggest-mine/

As Jose de Echave, ex-deputy environment minister and co-director of the NGO CooperAcción recognises; "the mine's construction phase is the one that requires most manual labour.
That's already over. Operations now begin in earnest and where before they needed 10,000 workers, now they will only require 2,000. The majority of those will need to be highly-skilled. The challenge is still how to use upfront investment to generate development," he said. For his part, De Echave, whose organization has been working in the area since the beginning of the project, suggested that "for these communities, the change to the EIA was a surprise" and that their dissatisfaction is rooted in the impacts that increased traffic will bring. "For now, this topic is not part of the main agenda because they haven't prioritised investment in infrastructure in the area," Echave said. The issue is, as De Echave explains; "the modification to the EIA doesn't need such large public audiences, there's more flexibility and readiness to accept changes.

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