Global Extraction Networks

Politics of Extraction

Business and Human Rights in the Extractive 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… Read More

December 10, 2018

Not Your Average Indigenous

While writing about the ‘indigenous people’, one can easily fall into the trap of romanticisation and homogenisa… Read More

December 8, 2018

Film Review and Thoughts – “Deepwater Horizon” by Peter Berg, 2016.

This movie is about the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform and the oil spill that happened in April 2010 in the G… Read More

December 3, 2018

Price Difference of Lab-created Diamonds from Natural Diamonds

Synthetic diamonds are chemically, physically and optically identical to earth-mined diamonds, but they are man-ma… Read More

December 2, 2018

De Beers’ move into synthetic diamonds

De Beers company, the diamond pioneer that has operated mines from the Arctic to South Africa, which has convinced the w… Read More

November 28, 2018

The Tribe who won a David and Goliath Battle – Temporality

“The Dongria Kondh tribe inspired millions when they won a ‘David and Goliath’ battle against mining giant Read More

November 28, 2018

The Politics of Indigeneity

“Where there is indigenous land, there is wealth underneath it.” – Jair Bolsonaro

President elect Bol… Read More

November 27, 2018

Can Blockchain Technologies Democratize the Energy Sector? The Case of Lition

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a fascinating article titled, “Ethereum Energy Project Now Powers 700 Households in

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November 26, 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

Mapping tool ‘MapChart’

“Try out your ideas by visualising them [….]”  – David Seabury (American Psychologist)

Dear all, 

I wo… Read More

November 22, 2018