Routledge research in international environmental law.
"International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability provides a clear and concise insight into the relationship between the institutions that govern foreign investment, sustainable development and the rules and regulations that administer natural resources. In this book, several leading experts explore different perspectives in how investment and natural resources come together to achieve sustainable development in developing countries with examples from water, oil and gas, renewable energy, mineral, agriculture, and carbon trading. Despite varying perspectives, it is clear that several themes are central in considering the linkages between natural resources, investment and sustainability. Specifically, transparency, good governance and citizen empowerment are vital conditions which encourage positive social, economic and environmental outcomes for developing countries. In addition, this book provides new insights into key concepts which underpin international law, including sovereign rights and state responsibility principles. It is clear from this book that in the attempt to reconcile these concepts and principles from separate legal regimes, complex policy questions emerge whereby it is difficult to attain mutually beneficial or succinct outcomes. This book explores how countries prioritise their policy objectives to achieve their notion of sustainable natural resource use, which is strongly influenced by power imbalances that inform North-South cooperation, as well as South-South cooperation in the international investment regime.This book will be of great interest to students, academics and researchers of international environmental law, international human rights law, international investment law and international economic law. This book may also be of relevance to environmentalists, policy-makers, NGOs, and investors working in the natural resources field."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part, 1 Natural resources law and investment law Interactions chapter Introduction / Shawkat Alam Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan Jona Razzaque chapter Foreword / Shawkat Alam chapter 1 International natural resources law and sustainable investment Principles and practices / Shawkat Alam Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan Jona Razzaque chapter 2 Sovereign rights, state obligations and natural resources / Upendra Baxi chapter 3 Evolution of the permanent sovereignty over natural resources in the context of the investment regime / Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan part, 2 Balancing competing interests chapter Foreword / Kamal Hossain chapter 4 Natural resources management and sustainable development in the WTO legal system Implications for the investment regime / Ilaria Espa chapter 5 Natural resource protection in regional and bilateral investment agreements In search of an equitable balance for promoting sustainable development / Shawkat Alam chapter 6 Arbitration and natural resource protection / Mariel Dimsey chapter 7 Expropriation, nationalisation and resource protection - 'resource nationalism' and international law / Jürgen Bröhmer chapter 8 Regulatory strategies, CSR and resource protection / Paolo Galizzi Emily Smith Ewing chapter 9 State owned oil companies, North-South and South-South perspectives on investment / Elena Merino Blanco part, 3 Changing dynamics chapter Foreword / Philippe Cullet chapter 10 Water, investment and sustainability / Rebecca Bates chapter 11 Sustainable agricultural investment and the Global South / Jona Razzaque Phuong Le chapter 12 Sustainable mining, human rights and foreign investment Nexus and challenges / Abdullah Al Faruque chapter 13 International indigenous rights, investment and sustainability in the mining sector / Andrew Erueti Sarah Down Jacinta Ruru chapter 14 Financing energy resources and sustainable development / Priscilla Schwartz chapter 15 Carbon trading as a climate change mitigation tool / Beatriz Garcia chapter 16 Modern biofuels The road to integrated sustainability / Feja Lesniewska part, 4 Conflict, corruption and liability chapter Foreword / Benjamin J. Richardson chapter 17 Natural resources, conflict and investment Conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the challenges to sustainable investment / Onita Das chapter 18 Corruption, investment and natural resources / Adam Simpson chapter 19 Criminal liability for exploitation of natural resources / Michael Faure.