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 - email

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'.

The Degrowth Network Australia is now meeting monthly!

We bring together people interested in degrowth from all around the country, discuss degrowth issues, share what we are up and plan!

Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month, from 12-2pm (East Coast/AEST), 10am-12pm (WA), 11.30am-1.30pm (SA).

Please email if you have any questions and to be added to the email list.

Post-extractivism webinars (2021-2022)

NENA's Post-extractivism Hub has hosted 3 webinars from late 2021 to late 2022:

  1. 'An introduction to extractivism - understanding the impacts', Monday 25th October 2021
  2. 'Post Extractivism - what could life look like, beyond the extractive economy?', Friday 9 September 2022. WATCH ZOOM RECORDING HERE
  3. 'Green extractivism and the Australian energy transition', Friday 23 September, 2022

Blockade IMARC Conference

17-19 October 2022, in Naarm
For more details, visit:

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