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Back | Programme Area: Environmental and Climate Justice

Moving Beyond Extractive Industries: Resistance and Alternatives

Date: 21 Feb 2022

This webinar looks at the disastrous impact of extractive industries on working-class communities, both in terms of the environmental crisis but also energy poverty. The main focus of the webinar is on ongoing struggles which are building spaces of resistance and envisioning alternatives beyond extractive industries.


  • Energy Poverty and the Environmental Crisis: The Impact on Working Class Communities
    Mametlwe Sebei
    General Industries Workers Union of South Africa
  • Building Spaces of Resistance Against Extractive Industries: What are the Main Challenges?
    Erik Kojola
    Texas Christian University
  • Beyond Extractive Industries: Learning from Environmental Justice Struggles
    Jacklyn Cock
    University of the Witwatersrand

Moderator: Edlira Xhafa (Global Labour University)

This webinar is organized and hosted by the Global Labour University (GLU). It is part of the series Nature, Labour and the Struggle for an Eco-Social World, co-organized by the Center for Environmental Justice at Colorado State University, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and the University of São Paulo. The ETUI is financially supported by the EU.