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Mining and Sustainability? Systems and Stakeholder Analyses of Uranium Mining in Namibia

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Mining and Sustainability? Systems and Stakeholder Analyses of Uranium Mining in Namibia

Description

"Roughly 10% of the Namibian GDP and over 40% of total exports are dependent on the mining sector. Namibia is one of the five leading uranium producing countries worldwide withperspectives to triple the production in the following years. This study aims to identify the implications to sustainable development of the country carried by such a strategy to stimulate the economic growth.The complexity of the issue is addressed by an interdisciplinary set of methods leading to a better understanding of processes linking uranium mining in Namibia with the environment, society and the global economy. Regulatory, trade and production systems are outlined and assessed, after which a stakeholder analysis is conducted in order to determine who are the most influential actors as well as parties affected by the uranium production in Namibia. The results reveal a great dependence of the Namibian uranium mining sector on external factors, with the government perceived as the most affected stakeholder."

Creator

Mateusz Pietrzela

Publisher

Uppsala Universitet

Date

2013

Contributor

Bernard C. Moore

Format

PDF File

Language

English

Type

M.A. Thesis

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Citation

Mateusz Pietrzela, “Mining and Sustainability? Systems and Stakeholder Analyses of Uranium Mining in Namibia,” Namibia Digital Repository, accessed August 16, 2018, http://namibia.leadr.msu.edu/items/show/185.

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