Australia and the Convention for the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities (CRAMRA)

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Polar Record, ISSN: 0032-2474, Vol: 26, Issue: 158, Page: 195-202

Publication Year:
1990
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Repository URL:
http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/234; https://works.bepress.com/ben_tsamenyi/25
DOI:
10.1017/s0032247400011438
Author(s):
S. K. N. Blay; B. M. Tsamenyi
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Tags:
Social Sciences; Earth and Planetary Sciences; Environmental Science; antarctic; regulation; resource; mineral; activities; australia; cramra; convention; Arts and Humanities; Law
article description
Australia, a leading Antarctic state that played a key role in negotiating the Convention for the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities, in May 1989 announced its opposition to the Convention and adoption instead of a World Park or Wilderness Reserve concept for Antarctica. This article examines possible environmental and economic reasons for Australia’ s attitude, which is likely to have significant implications for the future of the Convention and for the Antarctic Treaty System as a whole. © 1990, Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.