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Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity: Legal Change and Impact on Communities

Lila Barrera-Hernández, Barry Barton, Lee Godden, Alastair Lucas, and Anita Rønne

Abstract

The growing global demand for energy, as well as the increased sophistication of related technology, has led to an increase in the size and number of natural resource extraction projects worldwide. Energy and resource activities bring benefits for many, but also impose costs on local communities. In recent decades, a new chapter has opened up in energy and resource development and its relationship with the broader community. A range of legal mechanisms and associated agreements has arisen which seek to balance the costs of energy and resources projects, and, in some instances, to enable tangib ... More

Keywords: energy, natural resource, extraction, resource projects, developing countries, benefits, public engagement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198767954
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767954.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lila Barrera-Hernández, editor
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, University of Calgary

Barry Barton, editor
Professor, School of Law, University of Waikato

Lee Godden, editor
Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne

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1 Introduction

Lila Barrera-Hernández, Barry Barton, Lee Godden, Alastair Lucas, and Anita Rønne

Part I Themes and Legal Frameworks

2 Community and Sharing

Barry Barton and Michael Goldsmith

6 Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industries of Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia

Hanri Mostert, Kangwa-Musole Chisanga, Janine Howard, Fatima Mandhu, Meyer van den Berg, and Cheri-Leigh Young*

Part II Legal Measures and Mechanisms to Distribute Costs and Benefits

8 Agreements with Indigenous Communities

Lee Carol Godden and Lily O’Neill

16 Oil and Natural Gas Royalties and Social Development in Brazil

Yanko Marcius de Alençar Xavier and Anderson Souza da Silva Lanzillo

Part III Participatory Rights and Public Engagement

22 Public Participation in Indian Environmental Law

Lavanya Rajamani and Shibani Ghosh

23 Small Towns, Big Projects

Donald N. Zillman, Simon Beirne, and Elizabeth Elsbach

24 Conclusion

Lila Barrera-Hernández, Barry Barton, Lee Godden, Alastair Lucas, and Anita Rønne

End Matter