publication . Article . 2018

Incorporating transparency into the governance of deep-seabed mining in the Area beyond national jurisdiction

Jeff A. Ardron; Henry A. Ruhl; Daniel O.B. Jones;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2018
  • Country: United States
Abstract
In the governance of natural resources, transparency has been linked to improved accountability, as well as enforceability, compliance, sustainability, and ultimately more equitable outcomes. Here, good practices in transparency relevant to the emerging governance of deep-seabed mining in the Area beyond national jurisdiction are identified and compared with current practices of the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The analysis found six areas of good transparency practice that could improve the accountability of deep-seabed mining: i) access to information; ii) reporting; iii) quality assurance; iv) compliance information / accreditation; v) public partici...
Subjects
free text keywords: Economics and Econometrics, Aquatic Science, Law, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, General Environmental Science, Jurisdiction, Accreditation, Natural resource, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Common heritage of mankind, Public participation, Accounting, Economics, Accountability, Transparency (graphic), Corporate governance
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