Resource Politics

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Mortgaging the Future: How Zanu PF Turns Zimbabwe’s Natural Resources into Party Political Electoral Advantage

Published: 2 August 2021

Illicit political party funding poses significant threats to democracies worldwide. But to what extent do the fundraising practices of Zimbabwe’s political parties also threaten ecological and environmental justice? This research by the Centre of Natural Resource Governance assesses parties’ practice of selling mineral rights in the context of Zimbabwe’s 2018, 2013 and 2008 elections.

Balancing the Scales - Community Protocols and Extractive Industries

Published: 19 December 2016

This paper discusses the ways in which community protocols can be an effective tool for communities to respond to extractive industry projects in their area. It provides an overview of what has taken place over the last three years in four pilot community protocol processes and captures lessons that can be applied to future processes.

Resource Politics for a Fair Future

Published: 12 June 2014

How could a just and democratic resource politics look like that respects both planetary boundaries and human rights? The Memorandum “Resource Politics for a Fair Future” is the outcome of a two-year international dialogue process of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.