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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: 73
Latest Activity: yesterday

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 yesterday. 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

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Comment by Piet Wostyn on May 30, 2017 at 17:52

Dear all, I would like to share a recent article by Banktrack on 'Banks and mining', a topic that I think needs more attention. Mining often has profound social and environmental impacts, severely affecting the quality and available quantity of land and water. As we have seen here on Goxi, mining often has a disproportionately negative impact on land-based communities, especially Indigenous Peoples. Investors play an important role and could give a strong leverage to a stronger focus by mining companies on the management and mitigation of these social and environmental impacts by applying a clear and transparent investment policy. See

What do you all think?

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on May 30, 2017 at 17:18

Dear all,

Please check out the Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development, organized by Colombia University from  5-16 June.


Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Community Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on May 15, 2017 at 18:30

Dear all,

Please check out our new discussion forum on gender and mining!

We look forward to hearing your experiences and insights!


Jasmin Blessing

EGMS Community Facilitator

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on May 10, 2017 at 21:46

Dear members,

Please check out our new blogpost “Indigenous communities could decide if mining projects can be devel...s.”


Jasmin Blessing

EGP Community Facilitator


Estimados miembros,

Por favor revise nuestro nuevo post  “Las comunidades indígenas podrían decidir si se pueden desarrollar ...


Jasmin Blessing

Facilitadora de la Comunidad EGP

Comment by Jasmin Blessing on May 4, 2017 at 16:52

Dear all,

Please check out our new blog post about the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) in Kenya to assess the quality of environmental administration and governance in the mining sector.

Any comments are welcome!


Jasmin Blessing

EGP Community Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on May 3, 2017 at 4:39

Dear members,

I am sharing an interesting recent report from IFC and ICMM on mining and water in Mongolia.

You can also find this report in the country resources section.


Jasmin Blessing

EGP Community Facilitator

Comment by Environmental Governance Program on April 27, 2017 at 21:27

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 on April 26, 2017 at 16:15

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 April 24, 2017 at 23:36


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



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