Australia and the Convention for the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities (CRAMRA)
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Polar Record, ISSN: 1475-3057, Vol: 26, Issue: 158, Page: 195-202
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- http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/234; https://works.bepress.com/ben_tsamenyi/25
- Social Sciences; Earth and Planetary Sciences; Environmental Science; antarctic; regulation; resource; mineral; activities; australia; cramra; convention; Arts and Humanities; Law
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.