Val Croft – Communications Lead
Join the Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining (REMA) and MiningWatch Canada for the presentation of the report “Lithium mining in Mexico: Public interest or transnational extractivism?” (“Explotación del litio en México: Interés público o extractivismo transnacional?”) – an important update to a 2021 report analyzing the socio-environmental implications of expanding mining in Mexico in the name of the capitalist energy transition.
Today, the lithium reserves in Mexico are in the spotlight. And while there are many opinions about what should be done, most find common ground around one thing: lithium should be mined. Given this reality, it is urgent that the communities directly affected by mining question the supposed public utility of the resource extraction currently underway in the name of the “green” (capitalist) energy transition. Affected communities in Mexico are calling into question the premise of the debates held in Mexico over the past few months and are saying clearly: we cannot care for the environment nor strengthen the country by destroying it.
Hear reflections and analysis by the Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining (REMA), academics, and solidarity organizers from Bolivia and elsewhere about lithium mining in their territories.
Event organized by the Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining (REMA) and MiningWatch Canada.
- Isabel Velázquez Quesada, Geocomunes and the Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining (REMA) – MEXICO
- Luca Ferrari, researcher in the Centre for Geosciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) – MEXICO
- Jorge Campanini, Documentation and Information Centre (CEDIB)
- México (UNAM) – MEXICO
- Jorge Campanini, Documentation and Information Centre (CEDIB) – BOLIVIA
Moderated by MiningWatch Canada
Slides / Diapositivas: Jorge Campanini (CEDIB)
Slides / Diapositivas: Isabel Velázquez Quesada (REMA and Geocomunes)
Slides / Diapositivas: Luca Ferrari (UNAM)
Executive Summary: Lithium Mining in Mexico (2023 Report)
Explotación de litio en México: ¿Interés público o extractivismo transnacional?
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