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Drill, Bro, Drill? Considering the Drive for Mineral Extraction in New Zealand

The issue of mineral (oil, gas, coal and gold) extraction has become a high-profile issue in New Zealand since the election of a centre-right National-led government in 2008. The drive of the government to mine in the protected national park estate led to one of the country’s largest protest marches in 2010 when 50,000 marched… Continue reading Drill, Bro, Drill? Considering the Drive for Mineral Extraction in New Zealand

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‘Why Won’t They Go Green? Barriers to Russian Environmental Leadership’

Since the emergence of the environment as an issue of political significance back in the 1960s almost all countries have an official environmental policy. The policy usually obliges the state to regulate the economy, and specifically the extractive and productive industries, in such a way as to encourage environmentally-friendly behaviour. Yet different countries have seen… Continue reading ‘Why Won’t They Go Green? Barriers to Russian Environmental Leadership’