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dc.contributor.advisorKlabbers, Jan
dc.contributor.authorByron, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-05T15:18:29Z
dc.date.available2017-12-05T15:18:29Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/20.500.11825/355
dc.descriptionSecond semester University: University of Helsinkien_US
dc.description.abstractAfter 42 years of occupation, the Western Sahara conflict remains unresolved. As the Moroccan occupation has taken roots in the region without any effective action being taken by international actors, civil society has taken upon itself to bridge this gap. For years, associations have attempted to highlight the illegality of the plunder of Saharawi resources. Thanks to their actions, a number of companies have taken the decision to withhold their investments in sign of protest. However, over the past few years, a new challenge has arisen in the form of the exploitation of renewable resources. Indeed, the legal arguments that had been heavily relied upon until then to demonstrate the unlawfulness of these actions relied on the depletion of Saharawi resources. In the case of renewable resources, the same rational cannot be applied and corporations have attempted to use this loophole to their advantage. This paper will provide an alternative legal reasoning to tackle this new form of exploitation and will then proceed to applying this rational the case study of Siemens and wind farming as well as eco-tourism in the Dakhla Bay.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Campus Europe (EMA) theses 2016/2017;
dc.subjectrenewable sourcesen_US
dc.subjecttourismen_US
dc.subjectenvironmenten_US
dc.subjectcorporate responsibilityen_US
dc.subjectWestern Saharaen_US
dc.subjectMoroccoen_US
dc.subjectnatural resourcesen_US
dc.titleThe greenwashing of Africa's last colony: the case of Western Saharaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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