There is an unlimited appetite for resources on a biophysically limited earth. The resource issues will be high on the international agenda in the next decades and plays, just like the energy shortage, a key role in the climate story.

Gold, silver, coltan, copper...: metals and minerals are being used in everyday products and massively exploited by mining companies. The impact of mining is immense, not only does it have a damaging impact on ecological systems, but mining activities also have negative impacts on the economic and socio-cultural development of communities all over the world.