SUSTAINABLE MINING IN JURUTI?

MSc. Everaldo Machado Portela , Dr. David Gibbs Mcgrath

Abstract


The study deals with the sustainability of Alcoa's mining project in Juruti-Pará-Brazil taking as a reference the theory of sustainable development. It emphasized aspects of the economic and political practices of the project restricted to the urban area. The methodology involved bibliographic and documentary research, secondary data collection and participant observation. Among the results, we highlight the increase in GDP, the transformation of the economic structure from agrarian to services and industrial, the growth of the number of companies and the transfer of the majority of the economically active urban population to employment in the business sector. However, there has been no economic clutter and there is still Alcoa's challenge to integrate alternative governance spaces under construction by its stakeholders. Economic sustainability will depend on the effectiveness of political sustainability.


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mining, sustainability, economic agglomeration, governance.

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