Global Extraction Networks

Politics of Extraction

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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
qiu.kua@graduateinstitute.ch

 
Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are widely … 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

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

Rhino Coin: Bridge between Cryptocurrencies and Conservation

https://e360.yale.edu/features/rhino-coin-can-a-cryptocurrency-help-save-africas-rhinoceroses

Rhino ho… Read More

December 31, 2018

The Sun Exchange – Solar Powered Money

The Sun Exchange is an example of how blockchain technology is being applied in the energy industry, specifically in … Read More

December 28, 2018

What is the role of Indigenous people in the fight against climate change?

Recently, I came across an interesting article entitled, “The Key role of indigenous people in global climate c… Read More

December 26, 2018

COLTAN MINING IN CONGO: WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW

In this world of technology, most of us possess electronic gadgets. But how often do we stop to think about the mineral co… Read More

December 17, 2018

Biomimicry: Nature’s Solution to Man’s Toughest Problems

Human activities have placed a great deal of stress on the planet. The overconsumption of resources has led to global wa

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December 15, 2018