Governance of The World s Mineral Resources

Governance of The World   s Mineral Resources
Author: Theo Henckens
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2021-06-19
ISBN: 0128242035
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governance of The World s Mineral Resources Book Excerpt:

Governance of the World’s Mineral Resources: Beyond the Foreseeable Future provides in-depth information on the geological scarcity of mineral resources. The book demonstrates the urgent need to implement sustainable utilization of mineral resources, in order to ensure that these resources will be sufficiently available for future generations too. The availability of resources, especially for modern technologies, is an increasingly important issue. Some key mineral resources are so geologically scarce that their availability for future generations may not only become substantially less, but also much less affordable than for the current generation unless timely measures are taken. This book provides detailed data and calculations of the availability of mineral resources. The book elaborates on whether and how it is possible to keep providing sufficient mineral resources to a growing world population, and for how long. The book details also how and for how much time it will be possible for all countries, worldwide, to achieve and maintain service delivery of raw materials to their population at levels equivalent to those in developed countries in 2020. Governance of the World’s Mineral Resources: Beyond the Foreseeable Future is therefore an important source of knowledge for postgraduates, academics and researchers in the fields of environmental science, sustainability, and geology, as well as anyone in the field of mining and economics who need to account for sustainable provision of mineral resources. Provides a thorough overview of all considerations related to a sustainable production rate of mineral resources Comprehensively details scarce mineral resources and describes their applications, worldwide in-use stock increases, and sustainable production rates Covers all aspects of a sustainable production rate of mineral resources, detailing the current challenges and possible global solutions, both technically and from a policy point of view Includes detailed studies of thirteen different scarce mineral resources and extensive quantitative data from recent studies and in-depth research

State Governance of Mining Development and Sustainability

State Governance of Mining  Development and Sustainability
Author: Tracy-Lynn Field
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1784712647
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State Governance of Mining Development and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

States in mineral-rich jurisdictions must promote mining as a development industry just as they must protect people and environment from the worst excesses of extractivism. State Governance of Mining, Development and Sustainability explores how the State’s role in facilitating a developmental and sustainable mining industry has been defined. In doing so, this astute book considers the impact of the policies and laws of mineral-rich States themselves, multilateral international governance institutions, industry associations, and environmental justice advocates in the areas of property relations, mineral taxation, environmental management and mine closure.

Linking Sustainable Livelihoods to Natural Resources and Governance

Linking Sustainable Livelihoods to Natural Resources and Governance
Author: Abdul-Mumin Abdulai,Elmira Shamshiry
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2014-06-29
ISBN: 9812870539
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linking Sustainable Livelihoods to Natural Resources and Governance Book Excerpt:

This book investigates the current level and trend of poverty in the Muslim World, including selected countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, East Asia, the Pacific and South America. Authors explore themes of poverty reduction, poverty alleviation and the extent of influences on social and economic development, particularly natural resource endowments (especially mineral resources) and their utilization. Chapters explore theory and practice, including governance and programmes, and take a detailed look at Zakat as a faith-based policy tool, to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods and thus contribute to better environmental stewardship. The final chapters look at development questions in the Muslim World and make policy recommendations, including a proposed multi-dimensional development collaboration model called the Development Collaboration Octagon Model (DeCOM). Readers will discover theoretical explanations of poverty and how poverty hampers the development of many nations because the poor are unable to partake actively in the development process. Poverty indicators and measurement are discussed, and trends of economic growth including productivity, manufacturing, trade patterns, investment and saving activity, and socio-economic developments are all explored: supporting data is presented in tables and figures, throughout this text. Authors explore the potency and success stories of public poverty alleviation strategies and programmes pursued in the Muslim world, especially the extent to which the institution of Zakat has been effectively incorporated into public poverty alleviation strategies. Policy options required to enhance social and economic development are proposed, to help pull the poor out of the poverty trap into the mainstream economy in the Muslim world. This work will appeal to anyone wishing to scrutinise poverty, its parameters and its relationship with the development of countries in the Muslim world. Scholars in the fields of economics, sociology, geography and Islamic studies will all find something of value here.

Governance Natural Resources and Post Conflict Peacebuilding

Governance  Natural Resources and Post Conflict Peacebuilding
Author: Carl Bruch,Carroll Muffett,Sandra S. Nichols
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1142
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN: 1136272062
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governance Natural Resources and Post Conflict Peacebuilding Book Excerpt:

When the guns are silenced, those who have survived armed conflict need food, water, shelter, the means to earn a living, and the promise of safety and a return to civil order. Meeting these needs while sustaining peace requires more than simply having governmental structures in place; it requires good governance. Natural resources are essential to sustaining people and peace in post-conflict countries, but governance failures often jeopardize such efforts. This book examines the theory, practice, and often surprising realities of post-conflict governance, natural resource management, and peacebuilding in fifty conflict-affected countries and territories. It includes thirty-nine chapters written by more than seventy researchers, diplomats, military personnel, and practitioners from governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental organizations. The book highlights the mutually reinforcing relationship between natural resource management and good governance. Natural resource management is crucial to rebuilding governance and the rule of law, combating corruption, improving transparency and accountability, engaging disenfranchised populations, and building confidence after conflict. At the same time, good governance is essential for ensuring that natural resource management can meet immediate needs for post-conflict stability and development, while simultaneously laying the foundation for a sustainable peace. Drawing on analyses of the close relationship between governance and natural resource management, the book explores lessons from past conflicts and ongoing reconstruction efforts; illustrates how those lessons may be applied to the formulation and implementation of more effective governance initiatives; and presents an emerging theoretical and practical framework for policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and students. Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding is part of a global initiative to identify and analyze lessons in post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resource management. The project has generated six books of case studies and analyses, with contributions from practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. Other books in this series address high-value resources, land, water, livelihoods, and assessing and restoring natural resources.

New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources

New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources
Author: J. Grant,W. Compaoré,M. Mitchell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN: 1137280417
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources Book Excerpt:

The book provides an in-depth analysis of the governance of Africa's natural resource sectors (oil, biofuels, forestry, fisheries, minerals) and new insights for readers as they navigate the burgeoning research on global governance initiatives and regional/national strategies that seek to improve the governance of the continent's natural resources.

Mineral Resource Governance and Human Development in Ghana

Mineral Resource Governance and Human Development in Ghana
Author: Felix Danso
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN: 1000092992
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mineral Resource Governance and Human Development in Ghana Book Excerpt:

This book investigates how mineral resources can be governed to promote people-centred development in Ghana, focusing on the three main human development variables: living standards, education and health. Ghana is endowed with abundant mineral resources. The mineral sector accounts for about 14% of total tax revenue, driven mostly by an increase in export earnings from the gold sector and the commencement of crude oil exports. However, the country has not yet been able to use its natural resources to promote human development, and the majority of the population still lives on less than $2 a day. This book argues for a paradigm shift in the discussion of mineral resources, one that looks to govern natural resources in such a way as to improve standards of living, health, education, income levels, empowerment, quality of work and threats from violence. The human-centred mineral resource governance approach developed by this book will not only be useful to Ghana, but can also be applied to other mineral-rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This book will be important to upper-level students and researchers of natural resource management, international development and African studies, as well as to NGOs, practitioners and policymakers who recognise the importance of linking natural resources income to human development.

Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century

Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century
Author: United Nations Publications
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN: 9789211587432
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

The mining sector, if carefully managed, presents enormous opportunities for advancing sustainable development particularly in low-income countries, the International Resource Panel says in its latest report

The World s Future Crisis Extractive Resources Depletion

The World   s Future Crisis  Extractive Resources Depletion
Author: Shahla Seifi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2021-10-01
ISBN: 981336498X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Future Crisis Extractive Resources Depletion Book Excerpt:

This book focuses mainly on strategic decision making at a global level, which is rarely considered in approaches to sustainability. This book makes a unique contribution as the work looks at global consequences of mineral exhaustion and steps that can be taken to alleviate the impending problems. This book highlights how sustainability has become one of the most important issues for businesses, governments and society at large. This book explores the topic of sustainability as one that is under much debate as to what it actually is and how it can be achieved, but it is completely evident that the resources of the planet are fixed in quantity, and once used, cannot be reused except through being reused in one form or another. This is particularly true of the mineral resources of the planet. These are finite in quantity, and once fully extracted, extra quantities are no longer available for future use. This book argues and presents evidence that the remaining mineral resources are diminishing significantly and heading towards exhaustion. Once mined and consumed, they are no longer available for future use other than what can be recycled and reused. This book demonstrates that future scarcity means that best use must be made of what exists, as sustainability depends upon this, and best use is defined as utility rather than economic value, which must be considered at a global level rather than a national level. Moreover, sustainability depends upon both availability in the present and in the future, so the use of resources requires attention to the future as well as to the present. This book investigates the alternative methods of achieving the global distribution of these mineral resources and proposes an optimum solution. This book adds to the discourse through the understanding of the importance of the depletion and finiteness of raw materials and their use for the present and the future, in order to achieve and maintain sustainability.

The Law and Governance of Mining and Minerals

The Law and Governance of Mining and Minerals
Author: Ana Elizabeth Bastida
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1782255672
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law and Governance of Mining and Minerals Book Excerpt:

This book explores a disciplinary matrix for the study of the law and governance concerning mining and minerals from a global perspective. The book considers the key challenges of achieving the goals of Agenda 2030 and the transition to low-carbon circular economies. The perspective encompasses the multi-faceted and highly complex interaction of multiple fields of international law and policy, soft law and standards, domestic laws and regulations as well as local levels of ordering of social relations. What emerges is a largely neglected, unsystematised and under-theorised field of study which lies at the intersection of the global economy, environmental sustainability, human rights and social equity. But it also underlies the many loopholes to address at all levels, most notably at the local level – land and land holders, artisanal miners, ecosystems, local economies, local linkages and development. The book calls for a truly cosmopolitan academic discipline to be built and identifies challenges to do so. It also sets a research agenda for further studies in this fast-changing field.

China s Outward Foreign Direct Investments and Impact on the World Economy

China s Outward Foreign Direct Investments and Impact on the World Economy
Author: Pan Wang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN: 1137321105
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Outward Foreign Direct Investments and Impact on the World Economy Book Excerpt:

This book studies the impact of China's outward foreign direct investment on the world economy. It uses both case studies and modeling approaches to study how China's investments have affected the rest of the world.

Geological Resources and Good Governance in Sub Saharan Africa

Geological Resources and Good Governance in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Jürgen Runge,James Shikwati
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2011-06-23
ISBN: 0203093291
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geological Resources and Good Governance in Sub Saharan Africa Book Excerpt:

This book looks at the distribution, occurrences, potential and prospects for good governance, transparency and sustainable development of geological resources in Sub-Saharan Africa. By bringing together numerous different point of views, it is carried out in a holistic, interdisciplinary and scientific way. The states of Sub-Saharan Africa are among the world’s most resource-rich regions – yet many of these countries are a long way from attaining their development potential – some are among the least developed in the world. Paradoxically, those countries that are most richly endowed with resources are often the least developed ("paradox of plenty"). This phenomenon is exacerbated in many African countries by inadequate governance; and yet, if the state is unable to provide basic services, the application of social and environmental standards in the extractive and processing sectors will not be effective. The idea for this volume was conceived during an international conference of the Commission de la Communauté Economique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale (CEMAC) on ‘Geological Resources and Good Governance in Central Africa’ held in September 2009 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. International experts from the political, scientific and private sectors, along with civil society, came together and discussed the various demands being placed on good governance and transparency in the Sub-Saharan raw materials sector and the prerequisites that must be met, and considered how to seek answers to future challenges. New forms of inter-sectorial, transnational governance like the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and civil society’s transparency movements like Publish What You Pay (PWYP) offer ways to take account of all the different stakeholder interests in the resources sector. In this book there is also a strong focus on artisanal mining, on gender and on the spread of HIV/AIDS in the mining sector. This publication is addressed to stakeholders in the field, including civil society, international and private development agencies, planners, politicians and decision makers; as well as to researchers such as earth scientists, economists, jurists and political scientists.

Resource Governance and Developmental States in the Global South

Resource Governance and Developmental States in the Global South
Author: Jewellord Nem Singh,F. Bourgouin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2013-11-08
ISBN: 1137286792
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resource Governance and Developmental States in the Global South Book Excerpt:

The political economy landscape has shifted as multinational corporations increase their investment efforts, changing the geographies of extraction. The contributors make the argument for the need of new theoretical perspectives anchored in critical political economy to address structural dynamics in the global industry.

Collaborative Governance in Extractive Industries in Africa

Collaborative Governance in Extractive Industries in Africa
Author: Afful-Koomson, Timothy,Owusu Asubonteng, Kwabena
Publsiher: United Nations University Institute for Natural Resourc
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-01-30
ISBN: 9988633130
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collaborative Governance in Extractive Industries in Africa Book Excerpt:

The potential for using revenues from extractive resources for inclusive growth in Africa is tremendous. However, the realisation of the transformative role that extractive industries could play in sustainable development has been elusive in most African countries. Extractive industries in most of these countries are plagued with numerous conflicts, some with serious casualties over the control, distribution, management and utilisation of the resources and revenues from extractive operations. Collaborative Governance in Extractive Industries in Africa presents the critical challenges facing extractive industries from different contexts, countries, sectors and settings. It features chapters with diverse angle of interest and analytical tools applied in examining the critical issues related particularly to mining and petroleum development in Africa. The contributors to this book have extensive academic and professional experience in policy research in the mining, oil and gas sectors in Africa and other regions. The book addresses the current gap in knowledge about appropriate governance regimes that could create the forum where the divergent interests and positions of various stakeholders of extractive resources and revenues could be handled - without any of them resorting to deadly conflicts. It presents the functionality of collaborative governance in enhancing for example, transparency, accountability, and equitable distribution of extractive revenues. Governance practitioners, policy- and decision makers could use the structures, components and procedures discussed in this book to develop training manuals, governance criteria and indicators for measuring and managing collaborative governance regime at the national and local levels. They will also find useful information about some of the critical elements that should guide the strategic implementation of the collaborative process.

World Investment Report 2007 Transnational Corporations Extractive Industries and Development

World Investment Report 2007 Transnational Corporations  Extractive Industries and Development
Author: United Nations
Publsiher: Academic Foundation
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9788171886746
Category: International trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Investment Report 2007 Transnational Corporations Extractive Industries and Development Book Excerpt:

Governing Natural Resources for Africa s Development

Governing Natural Resources for Africa   s Development
Author: Hany Gamil Besada
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1315514249
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governing Natural Resources for Africa s Development Book Excerpt:

Bringing together some of the world’s leading thinkers and policy experts in the area of natural resource governance and management in Africa, this volume addresses the most critical policy issues affecting the continent’s ability to manage and govern its precious resources. The narrative of the book is solutions-driven, as experts weigh on specific issues within the context of Africa’s natural resource governance and offer appropriate policy recommendations on how to best manage the continent’s resources. This is a must-read for government policy makers in industrialized economies and, more importantly, in Africa and emerging economies, as well as for academic researchers working in the field, extractive companies operating on the continent, extractive industry and trade associations, and multilateral and donor aid institutions.

Governance of Natural Resources

Governance of Natural Resources
Author: Jin Satō
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Environmental policy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governance of Natural Resources Book Excerpt:

"Scholarly communities and policy experts have a tendency to divide natural resources into categories, hindering holistic understanding. Similarly, the stakeholders themselves--the state, business and people--are conceived monolithically, making it difficult to grasp how business interests, intra-bureaucratic politics and civil society movements influence policy outcomes. This book examines the socio-political dynamic generated by the environment and its attendant resources: how nature becomes a resource, and how this process in turn shapes our vision of society. It deploys a case study approach in examining the interactions between bureaucratic institutions; rural communities; national leaders and business elites, allowing for a more nuanced analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on how resources become the subject of conflict--but also opportunities for cooperation--and how different societies might establish more sustainable interactions with nature. The way society controls natural resources is the foundation of both economic development and environmental conservation. The primary motive for natural resource management has been the development and production of marketable commodities, and institutional structures have been shaped accordingly. The Social Constitution of Natural Resources asks that we re-consider the very concept of resources, and how we view them"--

Arctic Governance in a Changing World

Arctic Governance in a Changing World
Author: Mary Durfee,Rachael Lorna Johnstone
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-01-14
ISBN: 1442235640
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arctic Governance in a Changing World Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive text explains the relationship between the Arctic and the wider world through the lenses of international relations, international law, and political economy. It is an essential resource for any student or scholar seeking a clear and succinct account of a region of ever-growing international importance.

The Law and Governance of Mining and Minerals

The Law and Governance of Mining and Minerals
Author: Ana Elizabeth Bastida
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020
ISBN: 184946345X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law and Governance of Mining and Minerals Book Excerpt:

Legal regimes for mining are experiencing enormous changes in the context of globalisation and against a backdrop of widespread expectation that mining should minimise its sustainability footprint and contribute to broad-based development. Traditionally the focus of legal regimes for mining was on defining property rights to facilitate extraction; today, by contrast, the key challenge is to establish a basis for sustainable governance. What this means is that legal regimes for mining are expected to embody key principles and cooperative rules of engagement for integrated management that are effective, transparent, accountable and inclusive, as well as being oriented towards sustainable development. This book seeks to explore these issues, and the challenges facing those charged with designing and enforcing agreements made in an ever-more complex mining environment.

Adaptive Cross scalar Governance of Natural Resources

Adaptive Cross scalar Governance of Natural Resources
Author: Grenville Barnes,Brian Child
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN: 131791645X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptive Cross scalar Governance of Natural Resources Book Excerpt:

Natural resource governance is critical for linking poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource use. This book brings together authors from various disciplines with extensive field experience to promote an integrative understanding of cross-scale and adaptive governance in Africa and Latin America. The authors make the case for reaching beyond decentralization to promote adaptive governance that serves local priorities, but through interactions with local, district, national and global governance structures. The book focuses on the governance of common pool resources such as forests, wildlife, water, carbon and pasture resources in both Africa and Latin America. This book will appeal to development practitioners and scholars concerned about the conservation of natural resources and the sustainable development of communities. It synthesizes experience with the governance of different natural resources from a broad geographic perspective. It also provides theoretical and practical suggestions for taking adaptive natural resource governance forward, including participatory methods for measuring and monitoring governance.

Governance of Natural Resources

Governance of Natural Resources
Author: Jin Satō
Publsiher: United Nations Univ
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governance of Natural Resources Book Excerpt:

"Scholarly communities and policy experts have a tendency to divide natural resources into categories, hindering holistic understanding. Similarly, the stakeholders themselves--the state, business and people--are conceived monolithically, making it difficult to grasp how business interests, intra-bureaucratic politics and civil society movements influence policy outcomes. This book examines the socio-political dynamic generated by the environment and its attendant resources: how nature becomes a resource, and how this process in turn shapes our vision of society. It deploys a case study approach in examining the interactions between bureaucratic institutions; rural communities; national leaders and business elites, allowing for a more nuanced analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on how resources become the subject of conflict--but also opportunities for cooperation--and how different societies might establish more sustainable interactions with nature. The way society controls natural resources is the foundation of both economic development and environmental conservation. The primary motive for natural resource management has been the development and production of marketable commodities, and institutional structures have been shaped accordingly. The Social Constitution of Natural Resources asks that we re-consider the very concept of resources, and how we view them"--