Reducing corrupt practices in environmental decision-making
David Aled Williams
Corruption risks in the field of environmental impact assessments have yet to be assessed critically in Albania despite numerous allegations of fraud and partiality. Albanian institutions responsible for and involved in environmental impact assessments are ill-prepared to fend off corruption attempts due to political pressure particularly in high-profit industries such as hydropower and mining. Ongoing institutional reforms have also complicated responsibilities for environmental permitting and licensing. Improved definition of responsibilities in environmental assessments and decision-making, and training of relevant staff is required for better outcomes. A study and training workshop will be generated as part of this project.
Examining poverty and food insecurity in the context of long-term social-ecological changes in Afghanistan
Yograj Gautam, Anwesha Dutta, Patrick Jantz, Alark Saxena, Antonio De Lauri
Sand urbanism in Bangladesh transitions of sand extraction and trade in Dhaka-Narayanganj
Bert Suykens and Mohammad Atique Rahman
The Extractive Industries and Society