Do we need more (gold) extractivism? What kind of economies are we building? How to see minerals as a Commons? These were central questions posed during two events organised in May 2015 by the Siemenpuu Foundation, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, Friends of the Earth Finland, Dodo Sinsibere and Kepa:

22 May 2015, After the Gold Rush: international seminar at Helsinki University (seminar presentations downloadable at the event page)

24 May 2015, After the Gold Rush – Extractivism from Mali to Finland: panel discussion at the World Village Festival

Siemenpuu's report presents the discussions and conclusions from both events.


You can learn about mining theme under the following links:

Conflictos Mineros

Gaia Foundation

London Mining Network

Mines and Communities

Mining Watch

International Resource Panel (UNEP): Metal Recycling, Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure