The Global Thematic Social Forum on Mining and the Extractive Economy (TSF-Mining) brings together a diverse range of participants from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America (LATAM), the Middle East and North Africa, North America, and Europe. This includes Indigenous and Local communities, unions, faith-based groups, and civil society who are resisting mining and extractivism with the aim to consolidate a broad movement in saying No to Mining and Yes to Life.
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Many voices today would shape our common thinking in our two main areas of focus: the nexus between Climate Justice, Just Transition and Transition Minerals, and the global campaign on the Right to Say No.
TSF mining 2023 – Day 1 | Common threads of extractive exploitation, of community strength, and of dignity
The Global Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractivism (TSF-Mining) brings together participants from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America (LATAM), the Middle East and North Africa, North America, and Europe.
Watch our new short video in the lead up to the 2nd Global Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractivism (TSF-Mining) in October 2023.
The program flow for the 4-day Thematic Social Forum on mining and Extractivism (TSF-Mining) 2023 is now up.
Final Declaration from the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractive Economy, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, 12-15 November 2018
Climate Justice, Just Transition and Transition Minerals
TSF-Mining 2023 challenges corporations, institutions and governments who are aggressively marketing their destructive and socially unjust activities as solutions to the climate emergency under such terms as “climate mining” and “green” extractivism.
Right to say NO! Diversity of Resistance
TSF-Mining 2023 reaffirms the Right to Say NO to destructive mining and extractive developments for communities to reclaim their sovereignty, control, and management of natural resources. We act in solidarity with their struggles in support of life-sustaining alternatives.