Economics for the Earth: Green extractivism and the Australian energy transition

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
econ4earth | webinars 2022

Join us for an important discussion about Australia’s Rush for Energy Transition Minerals & Metals.

Scouring the globe, Australian corporations and investors are expanding into new territories, both domestically and internationally, for new sources of “critical and strategic” minerals for the “green energy transition” to a zero carbon world. These minerals include lithium, copper, nickel, rare earth, and cobalt.

In this presentation, Liz Downes (lead researcher and author) and Nat Lowrey (Aid/Watch) will present the research of an upcoming report that Aid/Watch Australia will be launching in September.

The research maps Australian 'Green Extractivism' projects, domestically and internationally, and identifies key intersecting issues through case studies including socio-environmental impacts; greenwashing; sacrifice zones; supply chains; ESG; corporate-state power; energy security; and militarisation. The report highlights the need for us to consider alternative pathways beyond extractivism towards a liveable future for ourselves and our planet.

For more information on NENA’s Post-Extractivism Hub:

For more information on Aid/Watch's Alternatives to ‘Green’ Extractivism project:


The Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) is hosting a huge month of events throughout September - webinars, public lectures, workshops, virtual art exhibitions and more - to explore and celebrate our relationship with the living world. To find out about all our events, please visit: