Resource Values

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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IEDS Fellow Laurent Cartier is leading this project in partnership with researchers, pearl farmers and jewelers in Japan, French Polynesia and Micronesia. Pearl farming represents an inherent relationship between commercial pearl oyster cultivation, fragile marine environments, coastal...

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 Natural resources have values in both economic and ecological terms, and often a disjuncture in these values leads to conflict.  IEDS works to find effective mechanisms for ascribing, communicating, and implementing values that minimize conflict.

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