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To Have And Have Not

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In the lead up to the G8 conference in Heiligendamm the Heinrich Boell Foundation, together with the German Federal Minister Wieczorek-Zeul, launched its Memorandum "To Have and Have Not" concerning the world-wide challenges in the resource sector.

The memorandum, outlines the challenges of global resource governance in the 21st Century, focusing on Africa where natural resource wealth has failed to create wealth for local populations, and in fact has resulted in increased corruption, human rights abuses and even violent conflict. It describes the economic, social and ecological implications of resource exploitation and relates that to other challenges such as preventing dangerous climate change, improving investment conditions and promoting democracy.

You can read the full report at: #.