Webinar: How do we move beyond mining? Australian perspectives on post-extractivism

Join us for the fourth of YLNM’s free ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series. The webinar will explore the role Australian mining companies are playing in violations of human and Nature’s rights around the world, and Australian perspectives on how we can move beyond the unnecessary mass extraction of minerals, metals and fossil fuels in Australia and beyond.
Date: 19th June
Time: 6pm to 8pm, AEST
Join the webinar: via this link – https://zoom.us/j/82068564 (see ‘How to Join Webinar’ instructions below)
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This webinar will be in English. It will be recorded and made publicly available.

Post-extractivism: How do we move beyond mining? Australian perspectives


Around the world, communities, nature and the climate are being devastated by large scale extraction of minerals and metals. Driven by a growth-obsessed economic system that is exceeding planetary limits and mass overconsumption by the few, the world’s appetite for minerals is growing insatiably, encouraging aggressive corporate tactics and state violence to secure resources.

But can we live without large-scale, destructive mining? And what would a post-extractivist future look like?

This webinar is part of a global series that’s bringing researchers, front line communities and activists together to explore the following key questions:

  • What is ‘post-extractivism’?
  • What does a post-extractivist economy look like?
  • How are communities around the world protecting and/or building regenerative rather than extractive systems?
  • What role can building a new economy play, in reducing our reliance on mining and extractivism?

Facilitator – Dr Michelle Maloney, Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) and New Economy Network Australia (NENA)

Natalie Lowrey, Coordinator, AID/WATCH (http://aidwatch.org.au) and Regional Coordinator for Yes to Life No to Mining. Natalie will speak about ‘post-extractivism’ – what it is, and why more communities and NGOs around the world are exploring life beyond extractivism.

Geoff Evans, Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation. Geoff will talk about the work being done by Indigenous communities around Tennant Creek, to advocate for the management of orphaned gold mines in their region, as well as existing manganese and lead/zinc mines that are having detrimental impacts on the environment.

Elsa Dominish, Senior Researcher, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS. Elsa will talk about Impacts of mining for renewable energy based on their recent report – https://earthworks.org/publications/responsible-minerals-sourcing-for-renewable-energy/

Anthony Amis and Liz Downes, Melbourne Rainforest Action Group (MRAG). MRAG is working in solidarity with Indigenous communities in Ecuador that are seeing Australian companies (BHP, Gina Rinehart, Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrester etc.) open up mining that threatens their communities and environment.

How to join YLNM’s webinar

The webinar will be held using Zoom video conferencing software. You don’t need to sign up to zoom, but you do need to download and install the app or launcher to your computer before the call. There are three easy steps:

  1. Click here to download Zoom.
  2. Follow the instructions to install zoom.
  3. Once you have downloaded installed zoom, click here to join the call at the time advertised.
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