Sustainable resource development in Asia: challenges and opportunities

Sharma, Vigya and Sarker, Tapan (2013). Sustainable resource development in Asia: challenges and opportunities. In Moazzem Hossain, Tapan Sarker and Malcolm McIntosh (Ed.), The Asian Century, Sustainable Growth and Climate Change (pp. 225-252) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi:10.4337/9781781005750

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Author Sharma, Vigya
Sarker, Tapan
Title of chapter Sustainable resource development in Asia: challenges and opportunities
Title of book The Asian Century, Sustainable Growth and Climate Change
Place of Publication Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Publisher Edward Elgar
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.4337/9781781005750
Year available 2013
ISBN 9781781005743
Editor Moazzem Hossain
Tapan Sarker
Malcolm McIntosh
Chapter number 10
Start page 225
End page 252
Total pages 18
Total chapters 12
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter examines the role that mineral resources and sustainable mining may play in Asia’s future growth and development. Across Asia, several big and small nations are endowed with rich deposits of valuable metals and minerals. While for some of these nations, mining has remained a long-term economic activity, for other smaller nations, minerals development is slowly but surely catching momentum. This chapter has a two fold purpose: firstly, it reflects on the experiences of other resource-rich regions in the world and in doing so, suggests how resource development can provide long-term opportunities to enhance the socio-economic status of Asia’s developing regions. Secondly, it acknowledges the transformational nature of mining from a socio-cultural and ecological standpoint. A key objective of this chapter, therefore, is to understand how Asia’s current and future policymakers might best optimize opportunities provided by mining without succumbing to the many potential challenges – social, environmental, institutional as well as economic – inherent to resource development. The chapter is organized in six parts. The following section ‘Sustainable Resource Development: Principles and Practice’ provides a theoretical underpinning of the key principles and characteristics identified with sustainable resource development. The section ‘Resource Development in Asia: An Intellectual Review’ reviews the state of mining in Asia and identifies the region’s vital resource sector players.
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