New enclosures, extractions and re-weaving connections across the Atlantic

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details


Land concentration and resource extraction in rural, forest, riverine and coastal areas are linked to local and globalised speculation, and to entrenched power relations. Different values are placed on life within and across territories that are the target of new resource extraction, new green deals, and capital expansion. The relations between localised capture of wealth and international, financial trades can be both opaque and brutal. Their signature is found in the long, drawn out and painful history of colonialism and clearance, and increasing pace of 21st century enclosures. The many frontiers of this advance are illuminated by social and ecological conflict. Collective resistance raises questions of dominant models of development and decision making, of our relations with land and with each other, of cultivation of effective networks within and across territories. This initiative brings together researchers, indigenous, traditional and rural communities with a focus on land justice, contested mineral extraction in Brazil's Amazon, Ireland and Scotland, and on commodity trades between Latin America and Europe.
StatusNot started

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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