Fuel switching by Cimentos de Mocambique-Matola Gas Company, Mozambique

Description

For years Matolas residents suffered the consequences of air pollution caused by the cement factory, Cimentos de Mocambique. With an output of roughly 240,000 tonnes of clinker, and 400,000 tonnes of cement per year, the Matola plant is the largest cement producer in the country.

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Basic Data
NameFuel switching by Cimentos de Mocambique-Matola Gas Company, Mozambique
CountryMozambique
Accuracy of LocationLOW country/state level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Industrial and Utilities conflicts
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Other industries
REDD/CDM
Specific CommoditiesCarbon offsets
Sand, gravel
Project Details and Actors
Project Details,000 tonnes of clinker, and 400,000 tonnes of cement per year
Type of PopulationUrban
Company Names or State EnterprisesCimentos de Mocambique from Mozambique
Relevant government actorsMinistry of the Environment (MICOA) Matola municipality
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersGroundwork and Justicia Ambiental/FOE
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)LOW (some local organising)
When did the mobilization beginUNKNOWN
Forms of MobilizationInvolvement of national and international NGOs
Objections to the EIA
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution, Global warming
Health ImpactsVisible: Other environmental related diseases
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseApplication of existing regulations
Do you consider this as a success?Not Sure
Why? Explain briefly.Levels of pollution have fallen since new filters were installed in 2009, but are still well above acceptable levels set by the WHO
Sources and Materials
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ContributorPatrick Bond
Last update08/04/2014
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