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Governance, environmental resources and sustainability

The Centre theme on Governance, Environmental Resources & Sustainability examines the linkage between natural resources, environmental governance and development. This includes work on the governance of maritime resources and international rivers, environmental politics in developing and emerging economies, and socio-environmental conflicts around large-scale resource extraction and its impacts.

Research on these topics has been funded by grants from the British Academy, DfID, the Economic and Social Research Council, NERC-ESRC-AHRC, the Joint Initiative for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean, and other research funding bodies.

Our cooperation partners include the German Development Institute, National Taiwan University, Ruhuna and Jaffna Universities (Sri Lanka), Anna University (India), the University of Amsterdam and CORDAID (Netherlands), the University of Cape Town and MASIFUNDISE (South Africa), the Universidad Católica de Temuco (Chile), the Madras Institute for Development Studies and the South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS).

Recent projects include a Newton Fund project on Proactively Living with Floods: Development of New Approaches to Flood Management in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam; a NERC-ESRC-AHRC GCRF grant led by Newcastle University on “Building Resilience to Multi-source Flooding in Southeast/South Asia through a Technology-informed Community-based approach"; a British Academy International Partnership and Mobility Grant on Gender, Indigeneity and Mining in Northern Chile; and involvement in an ESPA synthesis grant on ‘Insights into Resilience and Wellbeing: Research Frontiers for Sustainable Development’, led by Exeter University.

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