Wednesday 29th February marked the launch of Gaia Foundation’s new report, Opening Pandora’s Box – A New Wave of Land Grabbing for the Extractive Industries and The Devastating Impact on Earth. The report was produced with the support of London Mining Network.
This much anticipated report alerts global citizens to the dynamics in the extractive industries as a whole, and shows the alarming scale of this overall trend. Just as in the Greek myth, when Pandora opened the box and let out all the troubles known to mortals, so too this new wave of land grabbing for mining is leading to unimaginable destruction. If hope does remain, we must wake-up and act now.
To read the report’s executive summary, see http://www.gaiafoundation.org/sites/default/files/executivesummary.pdf.
To read the full report, see http://www.gaiafoundation.org/sites/default/files/Pandorasboxlowres.pdf.
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