Green Extractivism & Violent Conflict


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Keynote 1

Keynote 1: Alexander Dunlap (University of Oslo)  

What is Green Extractivism? Exploring Past Research and New Frontiers

Panel Session 1

The Green Mining – Violence Nexus

CHAIR:  Judith Verweijen (University of Sheffield)

  • Land-Use Change at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Interrogating the Majors’ Strategies in the Green Transition: From Miners to Material Solutions Providers? by Mads Barbesgaard (Lund University) & Andy Whitmore (London Mining Network)
  • The Enabling Ideologies of Australia’s New Green Extractive Frontier: A Narrative Analysis by Claire Burgess (University of Tasmania)
  • A Predatory Connection: Nickel-Coal Extraction, Oligarch and Green Energy in Indonesia by Siti Maimunah (University of Passau) and Melky Nahar (JATAM, Indonesia) with a short opening comment by  Marta Conde (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona) and Diego Andreucci (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Violence and ‘Green’ Extractivism-induced Socioenvironmental Changes in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique by Emilinah Namaganda (Utrecht University)

Panel Session 2

The Entanglements of Green Extractivism, Militarism & Conservation

CHAIR: Alexander Dunlap (University of Oslo)

  • The ‘Green War’: Geo-Political Metabolism and Extractivism by Erik Post (University of British Columbia) & Philippe Le Billon (University of British Columbia)
  • Biodiversity Conservation under Armed Neoliberalism and Green Extractivism by Jane K. Feeney (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Mapping Extractive Aggressions: The Case of the Iberian Mining Observatory (MINOB) by Nik Völker (MiningWatch Portugal) and Joám Evans Pim (Åbo Akademi)
  • Making Green Cocoa in Post-conflict Côte d’Ivoire by Jacobo Grajales (University of Lille) & Oscar Toukpo (University Félix Houphouët-Boigny)

Keynote 2

Andrea Brock (University of Sussex)

Making coal sustainable? How nature conservation, corporate power and state violence create green extractivist fantasies in the German Rhineland

Panel Session 3

The Coloniality of Green Extractivism

CHAIR: Mariana Riquito (University of Coimbra and University of Amsterdam)

  • Decarbonisation by Dispossession: Violence and Extractivism in the Case of Nickel by Marta Conde (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona), Christos Zografos (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Diego Andreucci (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Isabella Radhuber (University of Vienna), Gustavo Garcia, Daniel Macmillen and JD Farrugia
  • Wind Imaginaries: Renewable Energy and War in Western Sahara by Joanna Allan (Northumbria University)
  • New Masks, Old Colonialism: Wind Energy Projects in the Occupied Western Sahara and the Syrian Golan Heights by Noura Alkhalili (Lund University), Muna Dajani (London School of Economics), & Yahia Mahmoud (Lund University)
  • When Green Becomes Saffron: Caste, Class, and Identity Conflicts in Borderland India Wind Extraction Frontier by David Singh (University of East Anglia & University of Copenhagen)

Panel Session 4

The (Geo)Political Ecology of Green Extractivism & Land Control

CHAIR: Joanna Allan (Northumbria University)

  • Consensus by Coercion? Green Extractivisms and (Non-)violent Forms of Reproduction of the Imperial Mode of Living in the Chilean, Mexican and Peruvian Mining Sector by Lorena E. Olarte (University of Vienna), Anna Preiser (University of Vienna) & Nina Schlosser (University of Vienna and the Berlin School of Economics & Law)
  • Enforcing ‘Green’ Extractivism: Social Warfare and the Making of the Critical Raw Material Frontier in Portugal by Alexander Dunlap (University of Oslo) & Mariana Riquito (University of Coimbra)
  • Infrastructures of Enforcement: Wind farms and stratified violence in Wallmapu (Chile) by Maria Cariola (University of Copenhagen) 
  • Dark Sides of Sustainability: Exploring Global Uneven Development and Future Geopolitical Tensions by Hannes Warnecke-Berger (University of Kassel) & Luíza Cerioli (University of Kassel)

Keynote 3

Judith Verweijen (University of Sheffield)

Reflections on Green Extractivism and Violence