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Book: Extractive Industries published

Oct 05, 2018


Extractive Industries - The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development, edited by Tony Addison and Alan Roe

Extractive Industries

In 2018, Oxford University Press published ‘Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development’ edited by Tony Addison and Alan Roe. The book explores the challenges and opportunities facing developing countries in using oil, gas, and mining to achieve inclusive change. It focuses on how resource wealth can be managed to enable poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending. 

While resource wealth can yield prosperity it can also, when mismanaged, cause acute social inequality, deep poverty, environmental damage, and political instability. There is a new determination to improve the benefits of extractive industries to their host countries, and to strengthen the sector's governance. Extractive Industries provides a comprehensive contribution to what must be done in this sector to deliver development, protect often fragile environments from damage, enhance the rights of affected communities, and support climate change action. It brings together international experts to offer ideas and recommendations in the main policy areas. With a breadth of collective insight and experience, it argues that more attention must be given to the development role of extractive industries, and looks to the future to explain how action on climate change will profoundly shape the sector's prospects.

There were 48,000 downloads in its first year of publication. It includes a chapter ‘Enhancing sustainable development from oil, gas and mining’ by Kathryn McPhail.



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