Natural Resource Scarcity [Reading List]

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Online Sources

Autralian Government – Geoscience Australia

Rare Earth Elements

Chatham House

Resources Futures
Resources Futures – The New Political Economy of Resources [Interactive website]


Perspective – Economic Analysis Review: Natural Resources Special [pdf file]

East Asia Forum

China’s export restrictions on rare earths

European Centre for Development Policy Management

Confronting Scarcity – Managing water, energy and land for inclusive and sustainable growth

Earth Policy Institute

Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

Food Security Portal

FSP homepage

German Marshall Fund

The Global Resource Nexus: The Struggles for Land, Energy, Food, Water, and Minerals


Food scarcity: the timebomb setting nation against nation
Land deals in Africa have led to a wild west – bring on the sheriff, says FAO

Hofstra University

Freight Transportation and Value Chains

Huffington Post

The Hunger Wars in Our Future – Heat, Drought, Rising Food Costs, and Global Unrest

International Food Policy Research Institute

Global Hunger Index 2015
“Land grabbing” by foreign investors in developing countries. Risks and opportunities

New England Complex Systems Institute

The Food Crises and Political Instability in North Africa and the Middle East [pdf file]


Export Restrictions on Strategic Raw Materials and Their Impact on Trade and Global Supply [pdf file]


Land sold off in last decade could grow enough food to feed a billion people

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Scarcity in a Sea of Plenty? Global Resource Scarcities and Policies in the European Union and the Netherlands

Resources for the Future

Economics of Natural Resource Scarcity: The State of the Debate [pdf file]

Technology Review

The Cause Of Riots And The Price of Food

World Trade Organisation

Natural resources: Definitions, trade patterns and globalization [World Trade Report 2010] [pdf file]

Natural Resource Scarcity

2 thoughts on “Natural Resource Scarcity [Reading List]

  • 2014 (October) at 12:50


    Do you accept and publish articles on geopolitics of natural resources on your site?

    That you,

    • 2014 (October) at 22:12

      Dear Valentina,
      Thanks for your message. Contributions are welcome, but subject to a very strict selection process. Please send me your suggestion by e-mail.
      Kind regards,


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