Justice

Unsettling Resources

This emerging research examines the sustainability of renewable and traditional energy and natural resource projects through assessing their social and environmental impacts. The project examines the intersections between state, corporate, and civil society in seeking to limit the impact of energy and natural resource projects in Australia, the region, and internationally.  The research incorporates evaluations of regulatory frameworks, corporate responsibility, and community engagement to investigate the lifecycle of environmental harms and injustices. This includes project scoping, environmental and social impact assessments, project financing, management, and implementation, as well as project closure and rehabilitation. This work contributes to a broader aim that establishes how to improve renewable and traditional energy and natural resource projects in order to go beyond do no harm, to do good.