The European Union has adopted a “Raw Materials Initiative”. But the EU has to be careful not to undermine its own development efforts if it pushes resource-rich countries to open their economies (most parts in English, German subtitles).
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A film on the Ogoni people in the Niger delta in Nigeria who protested against environmental destruction and exclusion from the oil funds at the beginning of the 1990s. The Nigerian military bloodily oppressed the protests. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands displaced.
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative explains its approach of putting transparency and accountability at the center of resource management. Several examples display that these crucial factors lead the way for the wellbeing of citizens in resource-rich countries. Peter Sutherland, Chairman of the Board, BP: “Transparency seems to me to make […]