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Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector

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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: 85
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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 Jul 13. 54 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

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Comment by Jasmin Blessing on Tuesday

Dear EGMS members,

Tune in for the OXFAM Webinar: Learning from Extractive Industry Negotiations with Indigenous Peoples. The webinar will take place today Tuesday, July 18, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT.

More info on Goxi.

Best,

Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Facilitator

Comment by Mulya Jules on July 13, 2017 at 19:09

Dear EGMS friends

I'm glad to have joined this group following Jasmin's invitation. I'm a DRC-based CSR consultant. I'm particularly interested in the correlation between weak political governance, and environmental and socials ills that develop in ASM as well as in certain LSM areas. How can this be mitigated knowing that we dont live in silos,  consequences are suffered by millions thousands of miles away.

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on July 13, 2017 at 0:13

Dear EGMS members,

This is just a reminder for the four upcoming webinars Strengthening Indigenous Peoples’ Capacity: Leadership and Rights by UNDP Equator Initiative

The  webinars will take place tomorrow 13th as well as 18th,25th and 27th of July. (in English and Spanish)

Please check out our event section for more details.

Best,

Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on July 10, 2017 at 19:06

Dear EGMS members,

We thought you might be interested in these two interesting initiatives in Mozambique.

Please check out our new blog post about the Free, Prior and Informed Consent Workshop in Nampula as well as our post about the new Coordination Group of the Environmental Governance Program for the Mining sector in Mozambique.

Comments are welcome!

Best,

Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Facilitator 

Comment by daniel gilbert on July 7, 2017 at 22:19

Dear Jasmin.  Thank you so kindly for welcoming me to the group.  I am a Dundee (Scotland) based natural resources researcher; in terms of environment and extractives, I am currently developing a research proposal focussed on India's energy transition, i.e. from coal dominance to one where renewables are increasingly important, and coal relatively less and less so. I co-authored the Environmental Management text on the Extractives Hub website, https://beta.extractiveshub.org/topic/view/ID/7, and I manage the overall website of the Extractive Industries Sourcebook, which partners GOXI and has its Sustainable Development chapter online at http://www.eisourcebook.org/661_9SustainableDevelopment.html  I am here to learn and to contribute where I can. Many thanks once again.

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on June 30, 2017 at 20:45

Dear EGMS members,

Please check out the webinars by the UNDP Equator Initiative: Strengthening Indigenous Peoples’ Capacity: Leadership and Rights. The webinars will take place in the course of July.

You can find more info on Goxi.

Best,

Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on June 26, 2017 at 19:32

Dear EGMS members,

Thank you Piet for your interesting blog post about coal, climate and the role of the financial sector. Members, Piet's blog post is available here.

We look forward to your comments! 

Comment by Piet Wostyn on June 26, 2017 at 17:43

Hi colleagues, I just published a short blog commenting on the role of the financial sector at the occasion of the Banktrack 2017 Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card: "Banking on Climate Change". Looking forward to read your comments! (www.banktrack.org

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!

Best,

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.

Best,

Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Community Facilitator

 
 
 

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