ONE WORLD Series, Vol. 23

Global Resource Policy

Challenges to Security, Development and the Environment

Raimund Bleischwitz, Florian Pfeil (ed.)

Baden-Baden 2009; pp 164; 19.90 €; paperback
ISBN 978-3-8329-4664-7

- only published in German -

Global resource policy is environmental, developmental, security and innovations policy in one. Raw materials play an eminent role for development and prosperity, in the economic and the social realm, as well as for sustainable development world-wide. The 23rd volume in the ONE World series addresses the interplay of these issues and illustrates their current relevance.

The volume, edited by Professor Raimund Bleischwitz and Florian Pfeil, analyses current developments and challenges of a global resource policy: an increasing scarcity, the role of trans-national corporations, the growing importance of emerging countries such as China and India, as well the impact of global resource policy on developing countries.  At the same time, it sets out the future prospects of global resources management, which is to be founded upon an improved integration of emerging countries, encompass the entire value chain, as well as build upon improved transparency and international regulation.

Volume 23 in the ONE World Series (only published in German) can be ordered directly from the Development and Peace Foundation or from the publisher Nomos Verlag.


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