Global Extraction Networks

Politics of Extraction

Sand Mining Locations in India

In India, mining for sand is as valuable as mining for gold. This is due to large-scale urbanization and rapid construct… Read More

December 31, 2018

Why Continue Producing Toxins?: Global Asbestos Extraction and its Human Impact

Human impact of the Global Extraction of toxins: Disproportionate Effects and the Regulation of Asbestos


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December 31, 2018

Great Barrier Reef and Coal Export — a Zero-Sum Game?

The Great Barrier Reef, lying to the Northeast of Australia, has long been regarded as a national and international gem… Read More

December 31, 2018

Blockchain and Social Exclusion

Blockchain and social exclusion 

Blockchain, especially cryptocurrency, as a technology is relatively novel and h… Read More

December 31, 2018

Third-party ESG Rating Agencies on Extractive Companies

By: Qiu Quan Kua
Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are widely used by … Read More

December 31, 2018

A Deep Sea Mining Company is Struggling

In 2011, a Canadian company Nautilus Minerals was awarded both environmental and mining licnese to mine from the seabe… Read More

December 31, 2018

‘Conflict-free’ Minerals Initiatives – Goals Achieved?


Source: Lynsey Addario—Getty Images Reportage for TIME

In response to the increasing awareness about the li… Read More

December 31, 2018

Galamsey in Ghana — to ban or not to ban?


(National Geographic, 2018)

It is estimated that 1.1 million people work under small-scale mining (SSM) in Gha… Read More

December 31, 2018

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues Matter

Due to time constraints, I could not elaborate more on the facets of multi-stakeholder dialogues in my group presentat… Read More

December 31, 2018

Track and Discourage: Global Responses to Flaring

When drillers produce crude oil from onshore or offshore industrial petroleum wells, the yield is typically accompan… Read More

December 31, 2018