Past event

Nominees Breakfast Briefing

Partners and Major Corporates

The New Political Economy of Resources

Chatham House, London


Bernice Lee, Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House


The threat of resource insecurity is a pressing concern, with the global outlook being one of supply disruptions, volatile prices, increased environmental degradation and rising political tensions over resource access, warns the recent Chatham House Report Resources Futures.

Building on the findings of the report, Bernice Lee will discuss the latest global trends in the production, trade and consumption of critical resources and the responses to unpredictable commodity prices by governments and businesses. She will argue that certain policy responses are poorly designed and will outline recommendations to tackle price volatility and improve resource governance and coordination in an increasingly integrated market.

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

This event is only open to Major Corporate Member and Partner organizations of Chatham House.