Journal article

Mining, risk and climate resilience in the 'other' Pacific: Latin American lessons for the South Pacific

Anthony J Bebbington, Jeffrey Bury, Nicholas Cuba, John Rogan

ASIA PACIFIC VIEWPOINT | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

We suggest the value of considering Pacific Latin America and the South Pacific in relationship to each other in contexts of climate change and investment in extractive industry. The paper explores the interactions between extractive industry, climate change and environmental governance through the lenses of double exposure, double movements, resilience and risk. The first part of the paper addresses the nature and scope of investments in extractive industries in this 'other Pacific'. The geography of these investments is changing the actual and perceived distribution of exposure and risk in the region. The nature of this risk is also being affected by climate change and its implications for..

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