Two new research dispatches from the Yes to Life, No to Mining Network have revealed a massive expansion of areas under mining concession in the Island of Ireland and Fennoscandia in response to growing demands for minerals and metals.

These two jurisdictions boast world class regulatory systems and claim to be leaders in ‘green’, ‘responsible’ and ‘sustainable’ mining. But YLNM’s research reveals a vast gap between image and reality at Europe’s new extractive frontiers, casting major doubt on EU and member states’ claims that European mining represents a gold standard for extraction that justifies new sacrifice zones.

Join the Yes to Life, No to Mining Network, report authors and speakers from both regions to explore the reasons behind the nascent ‘green mining’ boom in Ireland and Fennoscandia, its implications for people, nature, and the climate, and how communities are pushing back against unwanted projects.

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