sharing in governance of extractive industries

Dear all,

My colleagues and I are currently working on a (casi-)systematic review of the literature on past mining transitions. We are looking for grey literature that document past cases of closure/abandon of mines and oil/gas pits, including the environmental and socio-economic impacts of these processes and the plans and strategies implemented to address or mitigate these impacts. One example is the report recently published by IDDRI and Climate Strategies on coal transitions (https://coaltransitions.org/).

We are hoping the GOXI community might have some good recommendations. Could you suggest relevant references?

Many thanks and best wishes,

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Hello Claudia,

For mining transitions, the World Bank has helped with many (coal) mine closures in Eastern Europe and with some enviromental rehabilitatoin around Kabwe (lead mine) in Zambia. There is a case study of the Sydney tar ponds (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Tar_Ponds) in Nova Scotia, Canada.   Leadville in Colorado, Kimberley in BC Canada, and Polaris in NWT Canada, are three other case studies you could look into.  

I don't have the documents for these but imagine that you could find a lot written on the internet.  The World Bank posts everything online for example.  (http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/home)

I hope this helps.

Kind regards,


Hello Martin,

This is very helpful. Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your recommendations.





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