Resources futures / Bernice Lee, Felix Preston, Jaakko Kooroshy, Rob Bailey and Glada Lahn. London : Chatham House, 2012, 249 p.
The spectre of resource insecurity has come back with a vengeance. The world is undergoing a period of intensified resource stress, driven in part by the scale and speed of demand growth from emerging economies and a decade of tight commodity markets. Poorly designed and short-sighted policies are also making things worse, not better. Whether or not resources are actually running out, the outlook is one of supply disruptions, volatile prices, accelerated environmental degradation and rising political tensions over resource access… read more