Posted in Business and Human Rights Conflict Corporations Methodology

Business and Human Rights: A Network Approach

I recently analysed Business and Human Rights data from the Universal Periodic Review using social network analysis tools. Social network analysis is a spatial and mathematical tool to understand how and why relations occur, and employs computational tools like RStudio in order to do so. Read More

Posted in Lithium

Presentation: The Australian Lithium Industry’s Success

On 30 October 2019, our team presented at IHEID on the state of the lithium industry in Australia. The presentation included discussions on:

  • Hard rock vs. salt brine lithium extraction and processing methods
  • Lithium processing chain steps
  • Australian national policies contributing to the Australian lithium mining’s success
  • Lithium’s market landscape
  • Lithium’s future

You can access the presentation slides as a PDF here.… Read More

Posted in Deep Sea Mining Lunar Mining Mining Outer Space Resource Management Technology

New Extraction Frontiers

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Posted in Uncategorized

Reflections and Analysis from Christie’s Auction

Christie’s Auction: Reflections from a Master’s Student 100K in Debt

 

As a 25 year old graduate student from the United States, I have a little over a $100,000 of debt in my name.… Read More

Posted in Climate Change Impact Mitigation Lithium Sustainability Technology Waste Management

How Can Technologies Attenuate the Environmental Impacts of Lithium Extraction?

Lithium, a commodity of the green economy

Source: pexels.com

In this green economy era, lithium has become the symbol of a new consumption paradigm, more ecofriendly and less impactful for the environment.… Read More

Posted in Civil Society Climte Change Corporations Health Mining State

Environmental Regulations: the case of the DRC

Because of the global nature of the resource extraction industry and the variety of actors involved, states are no longer the only ones to have power, and thus sovereignty, over their own land.… Read More

Posted in Climte Change Energy Waste Management

How Green are Photovoltaic Cells?: The Environmental Consequences of Silicon Extraction in China

As a result of anthropogenic climate change, there has been increasing pressure on states, policy makers and businesses to rely on clean energy. Consequently, we see that there has been an increase in the production of clean energy from renewable sources such as wind energy, hydroelectricity and solar energy.… Read More

Posted in Conflict Corporations Indigenous People Mining State Uncategorized

Gold Extraction in Gyama Valley, Tibetan Plateau – When Narratives Clash

 

Sacred Mountain in Gyama Valley, Tibetan Plateau
Source: https://www.tibettravel.org/trekking-tibet/gama-valley.html

While the predominant view of the natural world and global environmental discourse stems from a western neoliberal legacy, the indigenous views of nature is set in a polemic opposition of this mainstream narrative.… Read More

Posted in Deep Sea Mining Energy Impact Mitigation Methodology Mining New Technology

Role of Contingent Valuation in the Future of Deep Sea Mining

Overview of Deep Sea Mining:

Deep Sea Mining (DSM) is one of the “new extraction frontiers” likely to occur in the near future. DSM is the extraction of minerals from under the seabed, usually 500 meters below sea level.Read More