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Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector


Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector

This GOXI group welcomes all public, private and civil society partners interested in improving environmental governance of the mining sector within the context of the SDGs and Agenda 2030.

The group is designed to share experiences, raise awareness and improve skills for effective environmental public administration of the mining sector with a particular focus on how rule of law and human rights principles, including gender aspects, are incorporated and implemented.  This includes efforts to ensure more effective and meaningful participation, communication, transparency, and accountability related to managing environmental impacts across the mining cycle.

We encourage discussions, questions, and country examples that address the challenges and solutions linked to the environmental and human rights dimensions of mining.

Please refer to the FAQ Page for more information on how to contribute and how to start discussions on this Group's space.

This GOXI group is supported by the joint Swedish EPA-UNDP global programme on Environmental Governance for Sustainable Natural Resource Management* funded by SIDA.

Website: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/sustainable-development/natural-capital-and-the-environment/extractive-industries-/environmental-governance-for-sustainable-natural-resource-manage/
Location: Global
Members: 62
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago

More information about the SEPA - UNDP Programme

* SEPA (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency) and the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) initiated a four-year programme funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Corporation Agency) in an effort to integrate environmental and social concerns into broader sustainable development policy making.

The SEPA-UNDP programme will provide targeted support to four countries— Colombia, Kenya, Mongolia, and Mozambique — in coordination with environmental management projects already supporting the extractive industries in these countries. The programme will strengthen the environmental, gender, human rights, and rule of law dimensions of public administration work in large-scale mining sectors, working with ministries of the environment, mining, planning and finance, as well as other public and private stakeholders. 

Discussion Forum

New members, introduce yourselves here!

Started by Environmental Governance Program. Last reply by Jasmin Blessing on Monday. 26 Replies

Human Rights and the Environment Workshop in Mozambique

Started by Tiffany Challe. Last reply by Tiffany Challe Feb 21. 1 Reply

Contribute to the Global Technical Workshop 2016 reflections here!

Started by Environmental Governance Program. Last reply by Tiffany Challe Feb 1. 8 Replies

Mining and Children's Rights

Started by Caroline Digby. Last reply by Environmental Governance Program Dec 6, 2016. 4 Replies


ROLPA Assessment in Mongolia

Started by 13bnc0udgktlg. Last reply by Environmental Governance Program Dec 5, 2016. 5 Replies

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Comment by Environmental Governance Program 14 hours ago

Dear members,

I am sharing an interesting report SECTOR WIDE IMPACT ASSESSMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS-MINING UNSEEN in Colombia by the Regional Center for Responsible Businesses and Entrepreneurship.

The Sector Wide Impact Assessment on Mining is a proactive approach, from a human rights perspective, to the mechanisms that can make gold, coal and construction materials mining activities sustainable in Colombia.

The report has also been uploaded to our country resources.

Check out the report and let us know if you have any comments!


Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Community Facilitator 

Comment by Jasmin Blessing yesterday

Dear members,

Apologies, here comes a small correction to the previous message.

We are excited to let you know that at the end of May we will be launching a set of webinars in five key focus areas relevant to our group.


The planned webinars will focus on five thematic areas.

  • Human rights based environmental public administration- why and how?
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Inclusive participation in the management and decision making process related to environmental impacts of mining
  • Management of mining waste and design for closure
  • Environmental monitoring and access to information

We will be in touch about the exact dates for the webinars shortly.  We will also be initiating discussions around the webinars before and after each webinar. We hope to see you in the webinars and we look forward to be actively engaging in discussions with you around these topics.



Comment by Environmental Governance Program on Monday


El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo en Colombia acepta propuestas para llevar a cabo una evaluación piloto de la inclusión de los principios del estado de derecho en el licenciamiento ambiental del proyecto de minería de oro Gramalote, municipio de San Roque, Antioquia.

Fecha limite para hacer ofertas es  el 04 de mayo de 2017 a las 16:00 horas.

Por mas informacion sobre esta consultoria por favor accedan a este link.

Todos los miembros o empresas interesados y calificados, favor aplicar o si conocen a alguien que podría estar interesado/a , por favor, diseminar. Gracias.


The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Colombia is currently accepting proposals to carry out a pilot evaluation for the inclusion of rule of law principles in the environmental licensing of the Gramalote gold mining project, municipality of San Roque, Antioquia.

Deadline to make offers is May 4th 2017 at 4 PM.

For more information on Consultancy Details (in Spanish) please access this link.

All members or firms interested and qualified, please apply or if you know someone who might be, please forward it along to them. Thank you!

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on February 22, 2017 at 0:00

Dear EGMS members, 

Please check out the Mozambique Workshop Report on the Workshop and Learning Activities Page. Participants can also contribute their feedback and thoughts on the discussion thread here. We look forward to the discussions!


The Environmental Governance Programme team

Comment by Tiffany Challe on January 19, 2017 at 0:14

Happy New Year my dear EGMS members,

I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are ready to tackle a new year. Please take a look at the discussions we have going on at the moment in the discussion forum and you are of course encouraged to participate. Also, please introduce yourselves here if you haven't already. 

All the best, 


Comment by Environmental Governance Program on December 23, 2016 at 19:41

Dear members, 

Please read this blog post about the Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability seminar in Stockholm, Sweden by Sida in collaboration with SEPA and the UNDP. You will be able to read the highlights of the seminar as well as access the links to the recording of the event. 

Comment by Tiffany Challe on December 13, 2016 at 1:09

Dear members, 

Please read this blog post about the Study visit to a mine in Garpenberg, Sweden over a week ago. Special thanks to Josimar Biosse for contributing to this blog post as he attended this field trip. His insights were extremely valuable. If anyone else has contributions, please share them as a reply to this blog post. Thank you!

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on December 8, 2016 at 12:53

Call for papers on the intersectionality of gender and the extractive industries here! Deadline to submit is on December 15, 2016. 

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on December 6, 2016 at 0:19

Our new EGMS member and Global Technical Workshop participant, Janeiro Avelino, was featured on GOXI's Weekly Digest this week! Read about him here. Welcome, Janeiro. We are so glad to have you on this Group's space and are looking forward to your contributions. 

Kind regards, 

Tiffany, EGMS Community Manager 

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on December 5, 2016 at 17:45

Dear members, 

The EGP had a very fruitful and productive Global Technical Workshop, SIDA Seminar on Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability: Why and How? in Stockholm, Sweden and a study visit to the mine in Garpenberg last week! We want to thank everyone for making it a successful event. 

We would also like to invite members who attended these events to post their pictures and any reflections about the workshop under the Contribute to the Global Technical Workshop 2016 thread.

You can also add a blog post about the mine visit where you share pictures and your thoughts on the tailing management system, environmental monitoring process, stakeholder engagement and how it compares with your country's environmental management system in the mining sector. More information on how to add a blog post can be found here.

You can also send me your pictures to this email address: envgovernanceprogramme@gmail.com and I will add them to our Workshop Page. 

Thank you for your continued GOXI participation! 


Tiffany, EGMS Community Manager 



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