Marginal Oil

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With conventional oil production in decline, the global oil industry is investing heavily in dirtier and riskier forms of unconventional oil such as heavy crude, tar sands, and oil shale. These investments pose a challenge to the climate, the environment, and local communities. One new frontier for tar sands development is sub-Sahara Africa, a region that is highly dependent on the export of raw materials, but at the same time is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and the subsequent suffering due to the effects of extractive industries’ projects. Other affected regions include the Orinoco Belt in Venezuela and the Western Amazon in Brazil – biodiversity hot spots and home to a number of indigenous peoples.

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Date of Publication
2011
Publisher
Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Licence
All rights reserved.
Language of publication
English