Economic instruments for resource governance and environmental protection
Research theme: Natural resources and international economic law.
Elena Blanco and Professor Jona Razzaque worked together in a variety of projects establishing the link between the processes of globalisation, the institutions of international economic law and natural resource governance. From this collaboration, a variety of publications emerged, including:
- E Blanco and J Razzaque (eds) Natural resources and the green economy: Redefining the challenges for people, states and corporations (2012, Brill).
- E Blanco and J Razzaque, Globalisation and natural resources law: Challenges, key issues and perspectives (2011, Edward Elgar).
- E Blanco, Ecosystem services, agricultural subsidies and world trade: in search of global justice and sustainable development in D French (ed) Global Justice and Sustainable Development (2010, Brill) 229-250.
- J Razzaque and E Blanco, Ecosystem services and human well-being in a globalized world: Assessing the role of law (2009) Human Rights Quarterly, 31 (3), 692-720.
The authors are now working on a new and expanded edition of Globalisation and Natural Resources Law, under contract with Edward Elgar (2021) which will consider the substantial evolution of the field in the last decade. The new edition will contain new chapters on investment law and natural resources, corporate responsibility, supply chain due diligence, corporate tax evasion, transparency initiatives in extractive sectors, and the opportunities and perils on the transition to renewable energy driven by the climate emergency.