Policy for Natural Resources
European Commission Framework 7 Programme
Roland Dannreuther and Philip Andrews-Speed (Westminster); 11 other institutional partners including University of Dundee, Clingendael International Energy Programme, CNRS, Fraunhofer Institute, Gulf Research Centre, Fondazione Eni Enrico Matteo (view the project website for the full list)
This project, which started in 2010 and was completed in 2013, examined the
global challenges over access to oil, gas and mineral resources over the next 30 years and proposed solutions for the various policy actors, including the EU. The project was innovative for both the multiple resources that it covered and for its inter-disciplinarity which involved contributions from disciplines including
political science, economics, geology, engineering, technology, law and security studies.
The particular contribution of the University of Westminster was to provide the historically-informed theoretical framework for the project as a whole and for providing oversight for the various strands of the project. It also provided the main political science and international relations contribution to the project. This research resulted in a volume Natural Resources: Conflict and Cooperation published by Macmillan Palgrave in 2013.