The institutional framework for access to mineral resources: POLINARES working paper n. 56; December 2012

Leon Gerber (Lead / Corresponding author), Janeth Warden-Fernandez

    Research output: Working paper

    Abstract

    The purpose of this chapter is to assess and determine how the risks and criteria identified in previous POLINARES Work Packages, in particular early chapters of Work Package 4, relate to the general accessibility of mineral resources and the institutions which governs such accessibility. The chapter discusses the general accessibility of mineral resources within the parameters of a selection of key political, legal and economic developments and challenges, in order to illustrate how the current global institutional framework and policy have evolved in addressing such risks. Alternatively put, to examine how cooperation and collaboration towards the extraction of mineral resources have been facilitated, or possibly hindered, by a selection of institutions. A pressing and overarching concern to accessibility, in the form of sustainable development obligations, is further discussed and illustrated by a selection of applicable intuitions. In following this approach, the objective of the chapter is to present a foundation for theoretical reference in the formulation of future policy approaches in Work Package 5.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherEuropean Commission European Research Area
    Number of pages29
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

    Publication series

    NamePOLINARES Work Package
    PublisherEuropean Commission European Research Area
    No.D4.1

    Keywords

    • Mineral resources
    • Institutions
    • Policy

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