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Environmental Governance and Conflict Prevention Community of Practice

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Environmental Governance and Conflict Prevention Community of Practice

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

Who are we?

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

What is our objective?

One goal 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 want to provide a network and space for ideas from a global community of practitioners working on similar issues that contributes to this.

What is our focus?

The group is designed to share knowledge, experiences, raise awareness and improve skills and practice for improving environmental governance of the sector and for preventing and resolving socio-environmental conflict in the extractive sector- We want to understand how to better prevent adverse social, human rights and environmental impacts and explore ways to sustain these approaches as part of public institutions. 

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

How do you become a member?

We would now like to invite you to the group and contribute to the discussions by following these easy steps:

  1. If you are not already a member of GOXI, go to the Goxi website and sign up to become a member. 
  2. Once you are a Goxi member you can join our Community of Practice for Environmental Governance and Conflict Prevention in the Extractive Sector here.

Questions?

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

Further assistance

Should you need any further assistance in signing up send an email to our community facilitators:

Norma Garza: Ngarza@worldbank.org

Jasmin Blessing: blessingjasmin@hotmail.com

Location: Global
Members: 110
Latest Activity: on Monday

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. 

 

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Comment by Jasmin Goxi Facilitator 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 COP 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 COP 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 COP 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 COP 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 COP 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 COP 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 Goxi Facilitator 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

 
 
 

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