Projects
January 2010 / December 2012

POLIcy for NAtural RESources - POLINARES

The project examines how tension and conflict may undermine future global peace and economic development, and explores new modes of behavior which promote an appropriate balance between competition and collaboration.

The POLINARES project will examine how tension and conflict may undermine future global peace and economic development, and explore new modes of behavior which promote an appropriate balance between competition and collaboration.


The objectives of the project are:

  • To identify the main global challenges relating to competition for access to oil, gas and mineral resources;
  • To propose new approaches to collaborative solutions for the various policy actors, including the EU;
  • To disseminate widely the results of this research.

To achieve these policy objectives, the POLINARES project is directed at meeting the following research objectives:

To develop a better understanding of how global interactions and interdependencies relating to oil, gas and minerals have been changing and are likely to change, how they relate to the development trajectories of different parts of the world, and what their implications are for global economic, social, institutional and security relations.

To identify principles which can underpin the development of new policies, new policy-making processes, and new networking systems which, in turn, can assist in promoting an appropriate balance between competition and collaboration with respect to access to oil, gas and minerals in a manner which minimizes conflict and promotes sustainable economic development.

Project team

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