7330-02. Brazil - Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

The NCEA travelled with a Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) team to Brazil in November 2019. The DRR team supports the Ministry of Mines with advice on tailing dams in the mining industry in the state of Minas Gerais. 

Advisory reports and other documents

12 Dec 2019: Other
DRR Team mission report Minas Gerais state, Brazil

Significant details

This request for support was the direct result of a tailing dam failure that caused a few hundred casualties earlier this year. The NCEA was asked to present good practice ESIA and SEA cases showing their potential and value for improving governance of the mining sector. The mining authorities are very much interested in the development of SEA to support strategic planning of the mining sector in Minas Gerais. The DRR report can be accessed here.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Technical secretary: Ms I.A. Steinhauer

Further details

Country: Brazil; South America


Last modified: 02 Apr 2020