Extractive Industry

As the world negotiates the first treaty on mercury as a pollutant (targeted for completion under the auspices of UNEP by 2012), IEDS researcher Hajra Atiq is considering what barriers exist to the implementation of mercury-free artisanal gold mining. Our partner on this project are the...

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This issues brief was prepared for the US Agency for International Development on the role property rights can play in preventing the flow of conflict minerals. The project was under a subcontract from Tetra Tech ARD and led by Dr. Mark Freudenberger. Although many mineral-rich countries such as...

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This project is being undertaken in partnership with Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government with support from Rio Tinto Corporation. However, the contract with the donor gives our research team complete independence regarding findings.

Indigenous communities in the United...

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View this publication. Natural resources, such as oil and gas, are commonly viewed as catalysts of conflict. Because individuals, ethnic groups, and governments often see control of...

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Rock of Gold: Reversal of Fortune in Fiji. Produced by Saleem H. Ali for the University of Vermont and the Tiffany & Co. Foundation. Directed by Saleem H. Ali, Kristian Maynard and Mary Ackley.

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