Panel 3 – Cooperation or Competition? The Case of Natural Resources
Natural resources are distributed unevenly around the world. The rise of geopolitical pressures and the return of economic nationalism means that states—and industries—are positioning themselves to compete with neighbors, rivals, and even partners to secure access. Oil, ores, and even water are the objects of covert or overt interstate and intrastate conflicts. This fact is only made more complex—and worrisome—by the durable impact of climate change on their distribution and (un)ethical extraction. This panel will discuss how the drive for natural resources is affecting different regions of the world, how actors compete over them, and how they might potentially cooperate.
Chair: Sarah Sharma, Network Co-Director and Assistant Professor, University of Victoria
– Nadège Compaoré, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
– Pascale Massot, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
– Frédéric Lasserre, Full Professor, Laval University
– Victoria Breda, Senior Analyst – PCO