The cumulative dimensions of impact in resource regions

Franks, Daniel M., Brereton, David and Moran, Chris J. (2013) The cumulative dimensions of impact in resource regions. Resources Policy, 38 4: 640-647. doi:10.1016/j.resourpol.2013.07.002

Author Franks, Daniel M.
Brereton, David
Moran, Chris J.
Title The cumulative dimensions of impact in resource regions
Journal name Resources Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-4207
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.resourpol.2013.07.002
Volume 38
Issue 4
Start page 640
End page 647
Total pages 8
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The development of mineral and energy resources worldwide has placed pressure on regional environments, economies and communities. The cumulative impacts, or cumulative effects, arising from overlapping development have stretched political systems that have traditionally been geared toward the regulation and management of individual resource developments, presenting challenges for policy makers, resource developers and civil society actors. An equally challenging task has been realisation of the potential development dividends of mineral and energy resources in the areas of business development, infrastructure, human development or the management of resource revenues. This paper introduces a special issue on 'Understanding and Managing Cumulative Impacts in Resource Regions'. The special issue interrogates the effectiveness of new and traditional policy responses, explores methods and strategies to better respond to cumulative impacts, and details practical examples of collaborative and coordinated approaches. Papers cover a range of environmental, economic and social issues, geographical regions, commodities, and conceptual approaches. This introductory paper introduces the cumulative impact issues that have manifest in resource regions, critically appraises current conceptions of cumulative impacts, and details management and policy responses to address the cumulative dimensions of impact
Keyword Cumulativeeffectsassessmentand management (CEAM)
Socio ecological systems(SESs)
Multi sector
Mining policy
Energy policy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Publications
Official 2014 Collection
Sustainable Minerals Institute Publications
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Created: Mon, 22 Jul 2013, 16:39:04 EST by Dr Daniel Franks on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining