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Centre for Natural Resource Extraction, Sustainability and Social Justice Outputs

This page gives an insight into the project's we've been involved in and the work we're doing.


a very blue lake, where lithium is mined
Lithium mining in Northern Chile is a water-intensive activity impacting regional ecosystems and people’s livelihoods. Lithium is a key component of electric car batteries. Credit: Tony Bebbington, Extractives@Clark

We have been involved in a number of internationally important projects. Some recent examples include:

Voices from the mine: Artisanal diamonds and resource governance in Sierra Leone

A film by Dr Roy Maconachie from the University of Bath’s Centre for Development Studies, and Simon Wharf from our Computing Services’ Audio Visual Unit. Produced with funding from Humanity United, the film shines a light on the realities of life for some of the workers involved in artisanal diamond mining in Sierra Leone and the challenges to effective governance of the sector.

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