The Natural Resources Podcast

The Natural Resources Podcast

All you need to know about natural resources. Join us as we unwrap the world of mining, energy, forests and oceans. Always inquisitive, always insightful. From the producers of the acclaimed Highgrade interview series, available at www.highgrade.media... Show More

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June 23, 2020 27 min

In most cases, the ultimate owner of underground resources is the State. Governments grant companies the privilege to exploit these resources. And for that privilege, companies pay - in the form of taxes. It is not the only thing that countries get for their minerals, but taxes is very much at the centre of any benefit-sharing system. Is it time to reconsider the way in which we tax our resources?

In this episode, we speak with Ale...

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June 11, 2020 30 min

If it’s not grown, it must be mined. Our societies rely heavily on the supply of metals and minerals. From copper to aluminium; from plastic to cement; mining is all around us.  Yet, mining is not loved - to say the least.  Are the extractives good or bad? 

In this episode, we are joined by Tony Addison, recently appointed Professor in Economics at the Development Economics Research Group (University of Copenhagen), and formerly Ch...

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May 24, 2020 28 min

Our seas are under pressure. Overfishing, acidity, pollution are decimating fish stocks. We all feel it is bad - but how bad is it really?

In this episode of The Natural Resources Podcast we talk to Rashid Sumaila, one of the world’s leading researchers on oceans and fisheries, currently Professor at UBC Fisheries Centre in Canada and winner of the Volvo Environment Prize in 2017. As an economist, he has focussed on the big question...

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Highgrade now has more than four years under its belt, and an archive full of interesting conversations. We have seen some amazing people through our studio and we have published some amazing video interviews. 

Over time people have been asking us to put those interviews into podcast format, and that is exactly what we have done. This is the first episode in our new series, From the Archive.

We start off with an interview from 2018 w...

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Welcome to Highgrade's podcast on the world of natural resources. We kick off our podcast journey with a theme that goes to the very core of the extractives industry, to its heart. We explore the fundamental topic of mining productivity. Sounds boring? Think again: this is a window to what the industry has been, and what it will be. We talk about money, energy, people, robots, and much more. Come join us as we sit down with Dr....

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