The Dark Side of Digitalization: Will Industry 4.0 Create New Raw Materials Demands? 

The Dark Side of Digitalization: Will Industry 4.0 Create New Raw Materials Demands? 

The digitalisation of production and the ‘Internet of Things’, referred to as Industry 4.0 in Europe, is being sold with the promise of ‘clean’ economic growth and resource efficiency in a time of converging eco-social crises. But although the new technologies making this ‘fourth industrial revolution’ possible might seem sleek, clean...

Press Release: Apple’s Commitment to a No-Mining Future Makes Deep Sea Mining Unnecessary

Press Release: Apple’s Commitment to a No-Mining Future Makes Deep Sea Mining Unnecessary

Frontline communities, scientists and campaigners opposing experimental deep sea mining say Apple’s newly announced commitment to a ‘no-mining’ future makes this frontier industry unnecessary.   Press Release. 2 May 2017 Oasis Earth- MiningWatch Canada – Bismarck Ramu Group – Deep Sea Mining Campaign – Solwara Warriors Scientists and civil society...

Apple promises to stop mining minerals to make iPhones — it just isn’t sure how yet

Apple promises to stop mining minerals to make iPhones — it just isn’t sure how yet

Apple, one of the world’s largest tech giants, has announced its ambition to “stop mining the earth altogether.” This is a groundbreaking pledge, but questions remain over how and when Apple plans to do this. Published by VICE News. By Arielle Duhaime-Ross  Apr 19, 2017 Apple has one of the most aggressive sustainability...

Report: Human Rights Abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Power the Global Trade in Cobalt

Report: Human Rights Abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Power the Global Trade in Cobalt

A report by Amnesty International explores in depth the conditions in which thousands of miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo toil in the mining of cobalt. It also shows the path which cobalt take in order to end up in smartphones and other technology. Download the report here in...

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report published by Forest Peoples Programme on 26/10/15.   This report explores the technologies and community research methods which are being used by the Wapichan peoples to assert the full legal title to their ancestral land. The extensive mapping provides powerful resources with which to fight aggressive land-grabbing and extractive...