A motion calling for a ban on deep-sea mining has been adopted in Marseille at the world's biggest biodiversity summit since the pandemic, after an overwhelmingly supportive vote by governments and civil society groups.
Four years from now, fields in the Jadar river valley in western Serbia where Djorjde Kapetanovic grows corn and soy to feed his cattle could be turned into a waste dump for Europe's biggest lithium mine.
Mining is one of the most conflicting issues in Lapland - on one hand there is a growing need to invest in renewable energies and move away from fossil fuels. On the other hand there is the importance of preserving the unique nature of the North.
At a time when the Biden administration is urging international leaders to take climate action quickly, the American judicial system is operating at its own speed and direction when it comes to drilling and mining on federal lands.
As the province's glaciers disappear, more and more deposits are becoming available to exploration companies, which are allowed to register mineral claims and apply for permits without obtaining consent from Indigenous communities.