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Can Extractives-led Growth Be Compatible with Low-carbon Development?

16 June 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH


Chair: Rob Bailey, Research Director, Energy Environment and Resources, Chatham House



Since the beginning of the commodities boom, the notion of extractives-led growth has gained traction and is being actively supported by a number of governance initiatives. Governments and local populations in emerging producer countries are optimistic that the development of hydrocarbon resources can help kick-start sustainable economic growth. Yet at the same time, if we are to limit the effects of climate change, the majority of fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground. 

This workshop will bring together key members of the academic, research and donor communities in order to explore the options that are available to governments embarking on extractives-led development in managing carbon risk and avoiding high-carbon lock-in, whilst meeting domestic imperatives for sustainable development. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.