About the 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 and Nat Lowrey


What is 'extractivism'?

Extractivism refers to activities that remove large volumes of non-processed natural resources (or resources that are limited in quantity) for human use. Extractivism is not limited to minerals or petroleum. Our current economic system also carries out large scale extractivism for agriculture, forestry and fishing.

'Post-extractivism' refers to a way of life - and an economic system - 'after' extractivism, that no longer relies on extracting resources in such a way that the living world cannot regenerate itself.  A 'post-extractivist' economic model can be described as regenerative, steady-state and/or 'living within the Doughnut'.


Post-extractivism webinars (2021-2022)

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

(1) An introduction to extractivism - understanding the impacts - Monday 25th October @ 6pm AEST (details coming soon)

(2) What could life (and our economy) look like after extractivism? (details coming soon)

(3) Green Extractivism: the cost of mining for renewables - international impacts (details coming soon)

(4) Green Extractivism: the cost of mining for renewables in Australia, and the alternatives we have before us (details coming soon)



Some initial resources about post-extractivism



Post-Extractivism: From Discourse to Practice—Reflections for Action, by Alberto Acosta, "International Development Policy" 2017 - open access, online here