Natural Resource Management
In this issue, authors report on conflicts stemming from coal and copper mining and how the traditional economic models and ways of life of indigenous populations suffer from the unrestrained exploitation of raw materials.
This UNEP report describes how the UN and the international community can assist the Afghan Government to improve the management of natural resources in a way that contributes to peace and development on a national scale.
Still Digging: Extractive Industries, Resource Curses, and Transnational Governance in the Anthropocene
In this paper from the Transatlantic Academy, Stacy VanDeever discusses resource competition in the Anthropocene.
This paper from CGD lists—and attempts to address—the most serious objections to Oil-to-Cash programs.
This report from the Enough Project documents new evidence that the Lord’s Resistance Army has turned to elephant poaching as a means to fuel its atrocities.
This report from United Nations High Level Panel sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development.
The Resource Governance Index (RGI) measures the quality of governance in the oil, gas and mining sectors of 58 countries.
This report from the Woodrow Wilson Center gathers leading environmental security experts to analyze the underexplored aspects of responding to climate change.
This ODI report summarizes a set of scoping exercises carried out in early 2013 into the status of biofuel projects in five countries: Ethiopia, Indonesia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.
This ODI paper considers the options available for resource-rich developing economies when deciding whether to implement SFIs to manage their natural resource wealth.