Project Profile

Project Title 'Responsible Sovereignty' and Energy Resources
Project Code 2009GL04
Project Status Completed
End Date July 2012
Sponsor(s) Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Division Resources, Regulation and Global Security
Executive Summary Full Text

What does â¿¿responsible sovereigntyâ¿¿ entail in the context of energy minerals resource development? What does it imply in the context of the principal agent relationship? These are important questions as nations exercise sovereign control over resources of which they are custodians on behalf of the people . This study examines these issues as they translate into control and governance of key energy resources. It will focus on coal and uranium in India and be woven around three broad governance themes: global investment strategies, sharing of benefits and burdens from such development, and issues pertaining to the policy and institutional framework.