All pages with keywords: resource scarcity

Critical minerals today and in 2030: an analysis of OECD countries

Critical minerals today and in 2030: an analysis of OECD countries

a policy publication by Renaud Coulomb, Simon Dietz, Maria Godunova, Thomas Bligaard Nielsen 18 November, 2015

This report identifies around 12 to 20 minerals or mineral groups, which are critical in the OECD today. read more »


Climate is critical in southern Africa’s water-energy-food nexus

Climate is critical in southern Africa’s water-energy-food nexus

a commentary by Declan Conway 26 August, 2015

Professorial Research Fellow, Declan Conway, writes about the recent upsurge in research and policy interest in natural resource scarcity, particularly in relation to the water-energy-food nexus. read more »


Invention and diffusion of water supply and water efficiency technologies: insights from a global patent dataset

a working paper by Declan Conway, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Nick Johnstone, Ivan Haščič 24 June, 2015

This paper identifies over 50 000 patents filed worldwide in various water-related technologies between 1990 and 2010, distinguishing between those related to availability (supply) and conservation (demand) technologies. read more »



Book Review: Climate Wars: What People Will Be Killed for in The 21st Century by Harald Welzer

Commentary 19 May, 2012

Struggles over drinking water, new outbreaks of mass violence, ethnic cleansing, civil wars in the earth’s poorest countries, endless flows of refugees: these are the new conflicts and forces shapi… … read more »


L’austérité, un piège antirelance

L’austérité, un piège antirelance

a commentary by Nicholas Stern 2 March, 2012

Au risque de provoquer des bouleversements économiques et sociaux de grande ampleur, la réponse de l’Europe à la crise ne peut se limiter à l’austérité budgétaire et aux réformes structurelles. … read more »