THE COAL RUSH AND BEYOND

Coal reliance, climate change and contested futures in Australia, India and Germany.

On Australia’s Liverpool Plains

In Lusatia in Eastern Germany

And in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh

Local people are fighting to save their fields, their forests, and their way of life from the relentless march of coal.

THE COAL RUSH AND BEYOND

The global coal conundrum through the eyes of communities on three continents.

AUSTRALIA

Protestors walk down the main street holding the Aboriginal flag

Questioning whether mining and agriculture can co-exist in the greenfield site of Austrlaia’s Liverpool Plains. [Read more…]

GERMANY

German protest sign

Investigating the “coal conundrum” from the ground up, from the perspective of villagers in Atterwasch, Kerkwitz and Grabko. [Read more…]

INDIA

Indian men pose in the village

Exploring the interconnections between India’s development aspirations, politics, and culture in the national debate over coal. [Read more…]

The Coal Rush and Beyond is an Australian Research Council Discovery Project.

Outcomes from this project

Books, scholarly publications, and an award-winning radio series.