Stop Mad Mining 2015-2017

The “Stop Mad Mining” campaign, which ran from 2015 to 2017, aimed at creating the link between (over-) consumption of raw materials in Europe and poverty, human right violations, and environmental destruction in resource rich countries.

Our goal is to sensitize and mobilize citizens, politicians and companies with regard to the dramatic global impact of our consumption patterns on the dwindling, non-renewable resources, and how this in turn impacts the life of people affected by the extraction of raw materials and climate change. The demands of the Stop Mad Mining campaign are:

  • The EU introduces binding regulations regarding human rights and environmental standards for the extraction of raw materials for purposes of the industry.
  • The activities of EU companies fully consider human rights and environmental standards in the extraction and use of raw materials along the whole value chain.
  • The EU reduces the use of raw materials through the reform of production and consumption pattern.
  • Non-renewable energy use is phased out in the EU.
  • Ethical consumption becomes more prevalent among EU citizens.

Porträt von Christian Wimberger

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me:

Christian Wimberger
Contact person for public procurement and raw materials
Phone: +49 (0) 251  674413 21