Resource Values

This case study, authored exclusively for IEDS through our internship program, by James Mulligan, tells the story of offshore oil regulation by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) leading up to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. It is late May 2010. As an advisor to Secretary of Interior, Ken...

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Ethics and sustainability have become a growing focus for jewelry consumers and retailers in Europe and the United States over the last five years. Consumers, jewelers, mining companies, international development agencies, advocacy groups and the media have engaged in heated debates and careful...

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Video produced by IEDS Scholar Laurent Cartier and Dr. Saleem Ali during a field visit to a pearl farming region in French Polynesia exploring ways by which this industry can be a source of sustainable livelihoods. Video provides a good technical overview of cultured pearl farming in this region...

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Conference: Environmental Diplomacy and Security in International Relations

CONFERENCE CONCLUDED SUCCESSFULLY. Summaries of discussions were posted on the IEDS Blog

University of Vermont - Burlington, Vermont USA

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This video was filmed by IEDS doctoral scholar Anjanette Decarlo during her fieldwork in Somaliland in early 2011. IEDS Fellow Marta Ceroni also collaborated on this project. The goal of the video is to show how a postwar enclave within Somalia that has achieved functional autonomy is exploring...

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A field video about a environmental conflict in Cameroon pertaining to the development of a medium-scale run-of-the river hydroelectric project. The community is willing to consider this as an important means of development but want a process which takes into account their concerns. Filmed in...

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Land tenure arrangements have been the focus of many struggles to achieve sustainable development in rural communities and are often at the core of contemporary politics in developing countries. Scotland provides an unusual contemporary case of transition from a feudal aristocracy to a more...

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Gemstones and the environment share an intrinsic relationship. Gemstones themselves are a product of temporary geological conditions and environments. They can be found on earth’s seven continents. They can be found in primary or secondary deposits, at the bottom of seas and on the top of...

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This project comprises the dissertation research of IEDS doctoral fellow Anjanette DeCarlo.

To successfully reduce poverty, professionals need to know why international development projects fail. Inconsistencies in policy on foreign aid miss the links between the environment and...

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