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3.2. L’après-mine : les conditions du renouvellement et du développement durable

Mining and social and environmental scenarios: conversion of territories, complexities and possibilities

Denise de Castro Pereira et Luciana Felicio Pereira

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The objective of this paper is to present a reflection on the paths and detours of a case in which counties with small cities and towns typically focused on rural activities and small enterprises, have transformed their reality by their conversion into mining territory. Here we analyze how the logic of deploying a mining project affects local life and can demonstrate weaknesses in building long-term prospects for sustainable territorial development.

The state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, is known for its mineral wealth and the potential for exploitation concentrates. This implies a government effort to stimulate economic activity focused on mining and the recent expansion of mining boundaries, as evidenced by the Economic Development Company of Minas Gerais1. The state also focuses significant performance in the automotive sector, for its active industrial park, with steelmakers and diversified supply chain and large areas already subject to monocultures such as eucalyptus, c...


Laboratorio de Cenarios / PROEX, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brésil)

Laboratorio de Cenarios / PROEX, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brésil)

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