sharing in governance of extractive industries

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: 73
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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 Thursday. 42 Replies

Mining and Gender

Started by Jasmin Blessing. Last reply by Jasmin Blessing May 22. 2 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

Comment Wall

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector to add comments!

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on June 15, 2017 at 18:32

Dear EGMS members,

Please check out this recent blog by Juliane Kippenberg (Human Rights Watch) about widespread mercury poisoning in 2 villages in the Phillipines.

Comments are welcome!


Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on June 14, 2017 at 18:18

Dear members,

We have now uploaded a directory of organizations working in environmental governance of extractive industries. We will continue to grow and update this directory.


Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Community Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on June 13, 2017 at 16:39

Dear members,

Tune in at 12:30 EST for live discussion on Extractive Industries: Changes, Opportunities and Challenges hosted by CCSI, the World Bank and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Starting in two hours!

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on June 13, 2017 at 16:25

Dear EGMS members,

Please check out RESOURCE CONTRACTS, a repository of publicly available oil, gas, and mining contracts. The new ResourceContracts.org site has been developed in partnership with the World Bank, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.

The repository features plain language summaries of each contract’s key social, environmental, human rights, fiscal, and operational terms, and tools for searching and comparing contracts. The portal contains agreements with government and large scale mining companies on oil and gas contracts, amongst others. There are 1495 contracts and supporting documents uploaded from 89 countries and 45 resources at www.resourcecontracts.org

We hope that this new resource might be useful for some of you.


Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on June 12, 2017 at 22:51

Dear EGMs members,

We invite you to review the first draft of the How-To Guidance Note on Integrating Human Rights into Environmental Governance of Mining.

This How-To Guidance Note has been developed jointly by the UNDP Bureau for Policy and Programme Support and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and as part of a cross-practice collaboration between the Sustainable Development and Governance & Peacebuilding Clusters under the “Joint Global Programme for Environmental Governance for Sustainable Natural Resources Management.”

This note illustrates how to ensure more holistic, rights-based governance approaches of the mining sector that helps prevent environmental degradation and any negative social and human rights impacts. In addition, it provides tools and methodologies for ensuring better social and environmental outcomes in line with the SDGs at each stage of the mining cycle. 

We welcome any comments on the content, structure and presentation of the guidance, including suggestions for additional resources and country experiences. Your contributions will be recognized in the final document.

The final Note will be made available online as a searchable and updatable living reference document, in addition to printed and shorter summary versions. It will also be used as the basis for an on-line self-paced course.

Please share your written inputs with ann.pedersen@undp.org and tim.scott@undp.org  by 30 June.

You can access the draft Guidance Note and TORS here.


Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Facilitator 


Comment by Jasmin Blessing on June 7, 2017 at 17:23

Dear EGMS members,

Please check out the Botwana Mining Investment and Governance Review now uploaded in our Goxi Library.


Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on June 6, 2017 at 15:55

Dear EGMS members,

Today we have launched our News Digest! Every two weeks Goxi´s Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector Sub-Group sends out a news digest on extractive industry topics related to Human Rights, Environmental Governance and Extractives. This newsfeed features, events, job opportunities and news related to extractives governance.

You can access the newsdigest here.


Jasmin Blessing

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on June 1, 2017 at 23:32

Dear all,

We are pleased to share with you our May Newsletter. This edition highlights our work at the country and global level over the past four months. It also flags upcoming events, publications and learning activities.


Jasmin Blessing
EGMS Group Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on June 1, 2017 at 21:03

Dear all,

Please check out the new blog post
"Funding the SDGs in Resource-Rich Countries"

Jasmin Blessing
EGMS Group Facilitaor

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on May 31, 2017 at 18:24

Thanks for your post Piet!  

Environmental friendly investment policies have the potential to make a significant positive change to both the environment and local communities by delivering environmental benefits and minimizing any adverse impacts that could arise from mining activities.

In your countries have investors been willing to incorporate environmental aspects in their investment projects?

I am sharing an article about the experience of Ecuador in which Chinese banks have ignored pleas of Ecuador mining campaigners following the Chinese takeover of a controversial copper mining project in the Amazon.

Would be great to hear experiences from other countries.



           GOXI Partners



  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Kobina Aidoo.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service