11 am (Vancouver/San Francisco/La Paz) – 2 pm (Toronto/New York/Santiago) – 7 pm (London/Lisbon/Lagos)
The mining sector is working hard to take advantage of the climate crisis, painting mining as "green" because it supplies materials needed to support the "green" energy transition. But unless demand for both energy and materials are curtailed, environmental destruction and social conflicts will also continue to grow. How can a "Green New Deal" address this contradiction?
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Thea N. Riofrancos – Associate Professor of Political Science (Providence College), co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal and author of Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador
Opening/Closing: Monique Manatch, Algonquins of Barriere Lake Knowledge Keeper, cofounder of Indigenous Culture & Media Innovations
Moderator: Jamie Kneen, Communications & Strategy Coordinator, MiningWatch Canada, co-author of Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?
See also War on Want's recent report on this issue: A Material Transition: Exploring Supply and Demand Solutions For Renewable Energy Minerals