While traditional livelihoods, or herding maintains a deep-rooted socio-cultural and philosophical significance for Mongolia and its nearly 3 million people, increasing aridity and rampant desertification (also, se
The Canadian government is failing either to investigate or to hold the country’s massive extractives sector accountable for rights abuses committed in Latin American countries, according to petitioners who testified here Tuesday before an international tribunal.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Norway in mid-October, the first by an Indian head of state, was a signal of India’s rising profile in the Arctic.
Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood.
As Afghanistan attempts to develop its economy by attracting investment to its mining sector, the already daunting conditions for women in rural areas could worsen without specific steps to address their needs.
For decades, the trade in tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (also known as 3TG), along with various other minerals and resources, has played a central role in funding and fuelling some of the world’s most brutal conflicts.
The United Nations Small Island States conference (UNSIDS 2014) held in Apia Samoa in early September this year was a momentous gathering of international donors held after 10 years to focus global attention on the predicamen
Recent events have refocused attention on resources as a potential driver of maritime territory disputes.
How the electronics giant is leading the industry in making sure its products do not fuel war, corruption, and atrocities in mining nations.
The vast quantities of resources that lie buried under the Arctic ice will become easier to exploit as the ice melts: 30% of the world’s unexplored gas and 13% of oil reserves according to estimates of the U.S. Geological Survey, along with considerable amounts of other non-energy minerals.
Miners Shot Down is a film by the South African director Rehad Desai that attempts to reconstruct the events at the Marikana platinum mine on 16 August 2012.
WTO judges have found that China’s rare earths export restrictions cannot be justified as conservation measures.
A new law designed to regulate Afghanistan’s nascent mining sector could increase corruption, lead to forced displacements and even allow armed groups to take control of the sector, transparency groups have warned.
The lack of engagement with local communities is at the root of many conflicts arising in the extractives industry.