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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/
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Environmental and Social Conflict Prevention in Extractives

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Discussion Forum

Biodiversity and Human Rights

Started by Environmental Governance Program. Last reply by Environmental Governance Program 15 hours ago. 2 Replies

New members, introduce yourselves here!

Started by Environmental Governance Program. Last reply by Environmental Governance Program Sep 11. 61 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

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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

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"

Best,
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.

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
https://www.banktrack.org/campaign/banks_and_mining

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.

Best,

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!

Best,

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.”

Best,

Jasmin Blessing

EGP Community Facilitator

 

Estimados miembros,

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

Saludos,

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!

Best,

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.

Best,

Jasmin Blessing

EGP Community Facilitator

 
 
 

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