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Natural Resources Management

The 21st century has woken us up to the reality that our planet of infinite riches is in fact finite and vulnerable. Natural gas, water, minerals, forests, fish, the very air we breathe – all are subject to the vagaries of human desires and government policy.  We urgently need dialogue on every aspect of maximizing our limited resources, including how gender factors in, the role of corporations, and traditional vs. modern management systems.

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  • 13 February 2018
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Natural resources and economic growth: the research evidence

Can large reserves of oil, coal, diamonds, uranium or other natural resources be translated into national prosperity? This column provides an...

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  • 08 February 2018
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Tackling global water shortages: economics, politics and cultures

Effective water supply is likely to emerge as one of the most urgent environmental issues for the twenty-first century. This column outlines...

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