Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Conflict and Coexistence in the Extractive Industries

Participants

Bernice Lee, Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
Professor Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow, Energy, Chatham House
Discussants:
Nick Allen, Vice President, BHP Billiton
Vanessa Herringshaw, Director, Transparency and Accountability Initiative
David Rice, Senior Associate, University of Cambridge; former Director, Policy Unit, BP

Overview

This event will mark the launch of the forthcoming Chatham House Report Conflict and Coexistence in the Extractive Industries by Paul Stevens, Jaakko Kooroshy, Glada Lahn, and Bernice Lee. Drawing on analysis of a database spanning more than 40 years of international arbitrations records and a set of extensive regional case studies, the report analyses the changing nature of company-government relations and examines the rising tensions in the sector.

The authors will present the findings of the report, which argues that against a background of uncertain markets and mounting environmental and social pressures, tensions around the sector are set to escalate. If left unchecked, they could threaten billions of dollars in investments – as well as the development prospects of many resource-rich countries.

The presentation will be followed by a high-level panel discussion, focusing on critical interventions to enhance the relationship between host countries and extractives companies.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.