A sustainable development critique of the Russian oil and gas disposition system: learning from Canadian experience with intragenerational equity
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AbstractThis thesis aims to draw attention to the importance of taking into account the concept of sustainable development in reform of Russian oil and gas legislation. The thesis reviews the concept of sustainable development and focuses on one of its principles - the principle of intragenerational equity. The thesis evaluates the Russian oil and gas disposition system from the perspective of intragenerational equity. The results of this evaluation disclose a low degree of consistency with the concept. The thesis then turns to Canadian experience and evaluates the legal regime regulating mineral development in the Metis Settlements areas in Alberta for consistency with the principle of intragenerational equity. After carrying out a comparative analysis of the two legal regimes, the thesis concludes with suggestions as to improvement of the Russian legal regime, using the positive Canadian example, in order to increase the consistency of the former with the principle of intragenerational equity.
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