Seas At Risk’s new paper warns about the disastrous environmental consequences of a new mining boom while showing how it can be prevented. Overconsumption and the paradigm of infinite economic growth require vast amounts of metals and minerals, driving one of the world’s most polluting industries and a main contributor to climate change and biodiversity loss. Using a science and fact-based approach, the paper provides a blueprint for breaking free from resource extraction and shaping a world without mining. It discusses existing and emerging alternatives to shift towards a society based on needs rather than growth, on wellbeing, and on the use of resources within the limits of our planet.
Posted on: 10 June 2021