Coal mining is bringing devastation to landscapes and livelihoods in Kalimantan, where a coal-rush is in full swing. Indonesia is now the world's largest exporter of thermal coal - supplying power stations and generating electricity in India, China, Europe and many other countries around the world.

DTE is campaigning against UK involvement in Indonesia's coal rush. We need to reduce demand for coal in order to protect livelihoods in Kalimantan as well as reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions.

Bumi Resources' giant Kaltim Prima coal mine in East Kalimantan. (Photo:JATAM)

DTE Update, London, 4th March 2014

The London Mining Network, World Development Movement and other NGOs today repeated their calls for tougher regulation of extractive industry companies listing on the London Stock Exchange. They want new requirements for companies to meet standards on human rights, environment and climate before listing in London, and to meet much higher transparency standards.

Video of Extractive Industries Sector Inquiry UK Business, Innovation and Skills Committee.

Evidence presented by London Mining Network, World Development Movement, Christian Aid and WWF-UK.

Go to video source on parliament website.

Update by London Mining Network and Down to Earth

6 November 2013

A shorter version of this update appeared as an LMN press release on November 6th

Extract from a report by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network, November 5th 2013

Go to full report on LMN's website

In the days when Don Argus was Chairman of BHP Billiton, the company’s critics could rely on getting a metaphorical kick in the throat from a man not noted for courtesy. Jac Nasser is as smooth as silk but his answers to the same criticisms are just as unsatisfactory.

Wednesday 6th November – For Immediate Release

On Tuesday the FCA announced new measures to better protect minority shareholders, of London-listed companies after high-profile scandals at mining companies ENRC and Bumi.

Richard Solly from the London Mining Network said: 

October 24th, 2013

Extract from 'Initial reflections on the 2013 BHP Billiton AGM', by Andy Whitmore, on behalf of the London Mining Network

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Press Release by Down to Earth and London Mining Network

London, Tuesday 22nd October 2013

The board of controversial mining giant BHP Billiton is set to be slammed at its AGM by an Indonesian activist over seven coal concessions collectively covering an area of more than 350,000 hectares in the relatively unspoilt rainforest centre of the island of Borneo. Part of this project overlaps the transnational Heart of Borneo conservation area, described by the Asian Development Bank as “the lungs of Southeast Asia".