Sustainable development: emerging concepts of governance in the minerals industries
The phenomenon of globalisation has created many new opportunities. It has also created a variety of challenges. Some of these challenges and opportunities are of particular importance to law and the legal profession, as they relate directly to issues of accountability: what are the rules, who makes the rules, and what incentives encourage compliance with the rules, all matters very familiar to lawyers.
Understanding the purpose of this paper requires placing it in a framework. Those who work in the field of sustainable development framework are accustomed to speaking of “pillars” and “levels.”