EVENT: New Frontiers, New Tricks

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Saturday 8 April 2017
10 30am – 4.00pm

Hosted by Friends of the Earth, 139 Clapham Road, Stockwell, London, SW9 0HP

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From Madagascar to Mongolia, from Macedonia to middle England, mining and other sectors are using new conservation measures such as ‘biodiversity offsetting’ to put a gloss of sustainability on their damaging activities.

At this event, activists, researchers, and NGOs and will be sharing testimony from communities across several continents, discussing these new threats to people and nature, and begin learning how to challenge them together.

DRAFT SCHEDULE:

10.30 Arrivals/Tea/Coffee

10.45 Introduction to the day

10.55 Introduction to New Frontiers, New Tricks briefing document

11.05 Case studies of new ‘frontiers’ of sustainability, biodiversity offsetting and the financialisation of nature

11. 20 Questions

Tea / coffee break

11.45 Premiere of investigative video from Madagascar

12.00 A frontline testimony from Madagascar

12.45 Questions

13.00 Lunch – please bring a packed lunch; or use the nearby cafe or food shop

13.45 Global context: panel and contributions from floor

Questions

14.15 Break-out sessions on the solutions to and arguments against mining’s new frontiers

15.15 Conclusions

15.40 Solidarity event – opportunity to show solidarity / support across the oceans

16.00 End

This event has been organised by: Andrew Lees Trust, Friends of the Earth, London Mining Network, Re:Common and War on Want.

 

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