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Environmental and Social Conflict Prevention in Extractives

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Environmental and Social Conflict Prevention in Extractives

Welcome to the GOXI Community of Practice for Environmental and Social Conflict Prevention in the Extractive Sector.

Our group brings together members from across sectors working on environmental governance for sustainable natural resource management, with members dedicated to preventing and resolving disputes and conflicts in the extractive sector.

One goal of this Community is to ensure that natural resource wealth from the extractive industries is used to improve people’s lives and enhance development outcomes in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. We also want to provide a network and space for ideas from a global community of practitioners working on similar issues.

The group is designed to share experiences, raise awareness and improve skills and practice for preventing and resolving environmental conflict in the extractive sector, and improving environmental governance of the sector. This includes efforts to ensure more effective and meaningful participation, communication, transparency, and accountability in the extractive sector, to prevent adverse social, human rights and environmental impacts.

We encourage discussions, questions, and country examples that address the challenges and solutions linked to the preventing environmental and social conflict and improving governance of extractives. We welcome your input on topics or initiatives you would like to take forward.

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

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: 95
Latest Activity: Aug 15

Environmental and Social Conflict Prevention in Extractives

If you need any more information about this initiative or need assistance signing up to our Community of Practice just email us. 

 

Discussion Forum

New members, introduce yourselves here!

Started by Environmental Governance Program. Last reply by Environmental Governance Program Aug 15. 60 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 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

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.

Best,

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.

 Best,

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.

Best,

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.

Best,

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.

Enjoy!

Best,
Jasmin Blessing
EGMS Group Facilitator

 
 
 

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