15 – 14.00 EEST (UTC+3)
EXALT is hosting a session called “Extractivisms and Alternatives” at the Sustainability Science Days organized by Aalto Sustainability and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS). This session is a robust exploration of renewables, recycling, and new tech developments that could help to address the current forms of destructive and unsustainable extraction of raw materials. See the full program and register for the event
The topic of extractivism is gaining more importance as a new key concept that helps to understand, at a deeper level, the causes of destructive resource extractive projects and overall political economic models built on this extractivist paradigm. There is a growing debate around how to find alternatives to destructive extractive processes, and how to identify and implement alternative ways to provide raw materials and create sustainable livelihoods and production processes. The Extractivisms and Alternatives -session will focus on unsustainable extraction practices and the technological and political solutions that stand as alternatives in the face of extractivism. The session creates opportunities for dialogue and development of common vocabularies across disciplines.
Assistant Professor Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio (Aalto University)
Speakers and their presentation titles
Commentator Ulla Heinonen, Gaia Consulting Oy.