Competition for land and water around the world is growing due to surging global demand for minerals and metals critical to transitions in the energy, industry and military sectors. Mining corporations and states are on a collision course with their own citizens, and with farming and fishing communities in particular.
In this session, we will hear from community representatives on the frontlines of struggles in Finland, Colombia and Ireland to prevent mining from destroying the ecosystems that form our life support system and provide the food we eat. We will hear how they have won victories against the odds, and the life-sustaining alternatives to mining they are protecting.
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