International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability

Shawkat Alam, Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan and Jona Razzaque (Eds.), Published by Routledge, September 2017

This work examines the relationship between the institutions that govern foreign investment, sustainable development, and the rules and regulations that administer natural resources. Experts explore how investment and natural resources come together to achieve sustainable development in developing countries, with examples from water, oil and gas, renewable energy, minerals, agriculture and carbon trading. Several themes consider the linkages between natural resources, investment and sustainability. Specifically, transparency, good governance and citizen empowerment are vital conditions that encourage positive social, economic and environmental outcomes for developing countries. The book also provides new insights on international law concepts such as sovereign rights and state responsibility principles. It explores how countries prioritize their policy objectives to achieve their notion of sustainable natural resource use, which is strongly influenced by power imbalances that inform North–South cooperation, as well as South–South cooperation, in international investment. Available at