What is ‘Extractivism’?

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Location: Online (Zoom)
webinars 2021

Co-hosted by the NENA Post-Extractivism Hub & Blockade IMARC, this important webinar is an introduction to extractivism and its impacts.

This important webinar was co-hosted by the NENA Post-Extractivism Hub & Blockade IMARC, discussing extractivism and its impacts.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

What is ‘extractivism’? And why is it relevant to our everyday lives, and our work creating a new economy?

In simple terms, to ‘extract’ means to remove or take out something; to obtain with great force or effort; to obtain despite resistance; or to obtain from a substance by chemical or mechanical action. But what does ‘extract-ivism’ actually mean, and what does "post-extractivism" mean for Australia's economy?

In this webinar we will unpack what extractivism is, what industries are involved in extractivism and how this short-sighted model of development is exploiting people, nature and natural resources on a massive scale. We will look at how extractivism creates significant economic profits for the powerful few in the short term, but too often results in little to no benefits for the communities where these resources are found.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

  • Nat Lowrey, Aid/Watch
  • Anisa Rogers, Blockade IMARC
  • Coedie Burragubba, a Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owner, who will share his experience of resistance from the frontlines of extractivism against Adani’s coal mine in Queensland.

POST-EXTRACTIVISM WEBINAR SERIES (2021-2022)

NENA's Post-extractivism Hub is hosting 4 webinars from late 2021 to mid 2022

  1. What is Extractivism?
    An introduction to extractivism and the impacts | Monday 25th October @ 6pm AEST
  2. Can We Build an Economy Beyond Extractivism?
    An introduction to post-extractivism | February 2022
  3. What is Green Extractivism?
    The cost of mining for renewables and the material transition | April 2022
  4. Imagining a Post-Extractive World
    Alternative visions of our economy and a circular society | June 2022

HOSTED BY THE NENA POST-EXTRACTIVISM HUB

NENA's Post-extractivism Hub aims to raise awareness about the impacts of extractivism within our current economic system, and advocate for shifting away from extractivism, towards a regenerative economic system.

Hub Coordinators: Anisa Rogers & Natalie Lowrey

FOR MORE INFORMATION

events@neweconomy.org.au