COP26: Red Lines Statement on Extractivism

Nov 7, 2021latest news

RED LINES TO PREVENT MINING EXTRACTIVISM FROM DE-RAILING CLIMATE JUSTICE AND DESTROYING CULTURALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREAS:

1. No mining nor purchasing metals and other minerals from sites whose communities and or indigenous peoples have not freely given their consent, and only after being previously and thoroughly informed of the possible impacts of the proposed extractive activity, to be verified by an independent community-appointed entity.

2. No mining nor purchasing metals and other minerals from any protected area, including those declared by subnational governments.No mining nor purchasing metals and other minerals from sites whose communities face forced relocation.

3. No mining nor purchasing metals and other minerals from areas harbouring species in danger of extinction or critically endangered.

4. No mining nor purchasing metals and other minerals from sites where Acid Mine Drainage poses a significant threat to water sources.

5. No mining nor purchasing metals and other minerals from sites whose extraction of water will diminish sources of water.

6. No mining nor purchasing metals and other minerals from sites harbouring primary, old-growth and native forests.

7. No mining nor purchasing metals and other minerals from projects or operations that could diminish a country’s archaeological or cultural heritage.

8. No mining nor purchasing metals and other minerals from the Arctic, seabed, biodiversity hotspots and other ecosystems and bioregions critical for the world’s climate.

Prepared by the organisations that contributed to YLNM’s COP 26 People’s Climate Justice Summit event

 

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