Impacts of our consumption of raw materials on people and the environment

Jan 2015–Dec 2017

Human rights violations, environmental degradation or land grabbing – are the main negative impacts of extraction of resources that we all use: oil, gas, coal, tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold.

The international project of 13 organisations aims at creating the link between consumption of raw materials in Europe on the one hand, and poverty, human right violations, and environmental destruction in resource rich countries on the other hand.

Our goal is to sensitise and mobilise citizens, politicians and companies around the dramatic impact of our consumption patterns on the dwindling, non-renewable resources globally, and how this in turn is impacting the life of people affected by the extraction of raw materials and climate change.

The total budget for activities in the Czech Republic is 105 000 EUR for 3 years.

The project is funded by the European union, the Czech Development Agency and the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic as part of its Program for development cooperation.