Saturday 8 April 2017
10 30am – 4.00pm
Hosted by Friends of the Earth, 139 Clapham Road, Stockwell, London, SW9 0HP
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.
11.00 Introduction to the day
11.10 Launch of New Frontiers, New Tricks report
11.20 Case studies of new ‘frontiers’ of sustainability, biodiversity offsetting and the financialisation of nature
11. 35 Questions
Tea / coffee break
12.00 A frontline testimony from Madagascar
12.30 Premiere of investigative video from Madagascar
13.45 The international context: IUCN policy, EU strategy and the trend towards the financialisation of nature
Break-out sessions on the solutions to and arguments against mining’s new frontiers
15.40 Solidarity event – opportunity to show solidarity / support across the oceans
This event has been organised by: Andrew Lees Trust, Friends of the Earth, London Mining Network, Re:Common and War on Want.