Justice In The Transition To The Green Economy - Galina Angarova At UNPFII
We're witnessing the acceleration of the transition to a green, low carbon, and clean economy and the increase in demand for transition minerals such as nickel, lithium, cobalt, and copper. This skyrocketing demand is driving a wave of investment into new, expanded mining projects. These projects are promoted as "green" because they aim to supply minerals used for renewable energy technologies and electric vehicles. However, these mining projects risk replicating the same harms of the fossil fuel economy, threatening Indigenous people's rights and displacing Indigenous communities from their lands. The following is an intervention by Cultural Survival's Executive Director Galina Angarova (Buryat) at the 21st session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Produced by Avexnim Cojti (Maya Ki'che) and Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Voice : Galina Angarova (Buryat)
Music: "LIBRES Y VIVAS" by MARE ADVETENCIA, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.