Can forest-rich countries learn from the mistakes of extractive projects and avoid unleashing their own resource curse?
oil and gas
The BP oil spill will degrade critical ecosystem services and their economic benefits for decades to come.
Lessons from Peru in the Governance of Gas Production Revenues
This report draws on lessons from recent experiences in Peru to suggest ways to help subnational governments manage extractive industry risks and revenues.
This summary provides a concise overview of the American Power Act (APA) released as a discussion draft by Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman on May 12, 2010.
This post originally appeared on the National Journal Energy & Environment Blog.
Following the recent violence over natural resource use, Peru has an opportunity to balance economic development with human rights protections.
Note: includes all fields with company interests outside of the U.S.
Sources: IHS Energy Group 2001, WWF Global 200 Ecoregions 2001, WCMC Protected Areas (IUCN classes I-IV from the 1993 UN li
Although there has been some improvement in the past few years, it is difficult to identify a trend towards systematic incorporation of climate change issues into MDBs’ activities.
The Government of Ecuador recently announced that it is pursuing efforts to leave the oil under Yasuni National Park untapped to protect the rainforest, its species and its inhabitants.