Global Extraction Networks

Politics of Extraction

Category: mining

Sand Mining Locations in India

In India, mining for sand is as valuable as mining for gold. This is due to large-scale urbanization and rapid construct… Read More

December 31, 2018

Why Continue Producing Toxins?: Global Asbestos Extraction and its Human Impact

Human impact of the Global Extraction of toxins: Disproportionate Effects and the Regulation of Asbestos

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December 31, 2018

‘Conflict-free’ minerals initiatives – goal achieved?

 

Source: Lynsey Addario—Getty Images Reportage for TIME

In response to the increasing awareness about the li… Read More

December 31, 2018

Galamsey in Ghana — to ban or not to ban?

 

(National Geographic, 2018)

It is estimated that 1.1 million people work under small-scale mining (SSM) in Gha… Read More

December 31, 2018

The Phase-Out of Coal in Canada by 2030

Canada co-founded the ‘Powering Past Coal Alliance’ along with the United Kingdom at the United Nations 23rd Sess… Read More

December 31, 2018

Transnational Corporations, Indigenous Peoples and the Ambiguity of the Law: Some Thoughts on Current Developments in the Area of Business and Indigenous Rights

A Judgment in South Africa

Sometimes, one’s studies and the developments of the “real world” come together in su… Read More

December 29, 2018

Sapphire mines in Sri Lanka

 

Last summer, I travelled to Sri Lanka and I had the opportunity to visit traditional sapphire mines in Ratna… Read More

December 22, 2018

Lab-grown diamonds, a sustainable choice for consumers?

Sustainability is one of the main arguments supported by synthetic diamonds manufacturers, in order to promote their … Read More

December 11, 2018

Business and human rights in the extractives sector – impressions from the 2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

From 26-28thof November 2018, the United Nations Forum on Business and Huma

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December 10, 2018

A Supply Chain is Forever: Blockchain Applications for Diamond Documentation

In the 1947, De Beers created the slogan, “A diamond is forever” (De Beers Group 2018). Little did they expect that s… Read More

November 26, 2018