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ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE OF THE MINING SECTOR
GOBERNANZA AMBIENTAL DEL SECTOR MINERO

NBSAP Forum Webinar Series & GOXI Learning Series
Photo: A mining worker. UNDP.
INTRODUCTION / INTRODUCCIÓN

From Oct. - Dec. 2017, we will host a webinar series on Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector. It addresses environmental governance issues and the prevention of socio-environmental mining conflicts, and highlights experiences and lessons learned from several initiatives worldwide. This webinar series is hosted by the NBSAP Forum, the Swedish Environmental Protection AgencyGOXI (a platform for sharing in governance of the extractive industries) and UNDP. All webinars are available in English. We will offer one webinar each in Spanish, Portuguese and Mongolian. We describe the sessions and language offerings below. Register once and attend as many webinars as you want. Registration is simple - Click here

De octubre de 2017 a marzo de 2018, presentaremos la Serie de Seminarios sobre Gobernanza Ambiental del Sector Minero. Esta serie aborda cuestiones de gobernanza ambiental y prevención de conflictos mineros socio ambientales, destacando las experiencias y lecciones aprendidas de diferentes iniciativas en todo el mundo. La serie de seminarios web está organizada por el Foro NBSAP, la Agencia Sueca de Protección AmbientalGOXI (una plataforma para compartir temas de gobernanza de las industrias extractivas) y PNUD. Todos los seminarios están disponibles en Inglés. Ofreceremos un seminario en español, portugués y mongoles. Las sesiones y ofertas de idiomas están descritas a continuación. Regístrese una vez y asista a tantos seminarios como desee. El registro es simple - Haga clic aquí

 
WEBINAR #1 / SEMINARIO #1
 
Integrando la Biodiversidad, los Servicios Ecosistémicos y los Derechos Humanos en el Sector Minero - Estudio de Caso de Colombia 
Presentado por Per Stromberg (Agencia Sueca de Protección Ambiental), Claudia Ituarte-Lima (SwedBio/Centro de Resiliencia de Estocolmo), Claudia Victoria González (ANLA) y Teófilo Cuesta (Codechocó).
Dia: 3 de Octubre 2017    |    Hora: 10:00 - 12:00 EDT   |    Idioma: Español

 
Este webinar explora herramientas y estrategias para entender y actuar sobre los efectos de la minería en los derechos humanos, incluyendo el derecho a un ambiente seguro y saludable de diferentes grupos en la sociedad, a lo largo del tiempo y en diferentes localidades. Introduciremos el marco de servicios ecosistémicos y explicaremos cómo se puede utilizar para mejorar la toma de decisiones públicas y fortalecer los procedimientos de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental, evitando así los efectos negativos de la minería. El seminario también se centra en las funciones y tareas de otorgamiento de licencias ambientales de las instituciones gubernamentales a nivel nacional y regional. Utilizando Colombia como estudio de caso, analizaremos el papel de la administración pública en la promoción del buen gobierno y la prevención de daños ambientales por parte del sector minero.

Este video le ayudará a tener un mejor entendimiento del tema y contexto. Lo invitamos a que lo observe antes de unirse a la sesión.
 

Mainstreaming Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Human Rights into the Mining Sector - Case Study from Colombia 
Presented by Per Stromberg (Swedish Enviromental Protection Agency), Claudia Ituarte-Lima (SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre), Claudia Victoria González (ANLA) and Teófilo Cuesta (Codechocó).
Date: 5 October 2017    |    Hour: 9:00 - 11:00 EDT   |    Language: English

This webinar explores tools and strategies to understand and act upon the effects of mining on human rights, including the right to a safe and healthy environment of different groups in society, across time, and across different localities. We will introduce the ecosystem services framework and explain how it can be used to enhance public decision-making and strengthen Environmental Impact Assessment procedures, thus preventing the negative effects of mining. The webinar will also focus on the environmental licensing functions and tasks of government institutions at the national and regional level. Using Colombia as a case study, we will analyze the role of public administration in promoting good governance and preventing environmental harm by the mining sector.  
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Other Sessions in the Series

The webinar series also includes English, Portuguese, and Mongolian sessions during October, November and December 2017. We will send a reminder before each webinar. 

Webinar #2: Meaningful Stakeholder Involvement in Decision-making Processes
Presented by Patrick Maingi (UNDP Kenya), Mats Kullberg (Swedish EPA), Rose Kimotho (Institute for Human Rights and Business), Bernard Mogesa (Kenya National Commission on Human Rights), Holly Mergler (UNDP) and Kate Kopischke (independent mediator and dialogue facilitator)
Date: TBD    |    Hour: TBD, will be announced soon!    |    Language: English

This webinar provides a broad overview of meaningful stakeholder engagement and why it matters. We explore tools you can use to develop effective strategies to integrate stakeholder engagement into the environmental management of mining. A case study from Kenya will be used as a starting point for discussions and sharing experiences.
 

Webinar #3: Management of Mining Waste and Design for Closure
Presented by Håkan Tarras-Wahlberg (Swedish Geological AB), Ricky Collins (SLR Consulting AB), Ann-Marie Fällman (SEPA) and Silvana Ferrão (Impacto Ltda)
Date: 15-16 November 2017 |  Hour: TBD, will be announced soon!  | Language: English & Portuguese


This webinar provides an overview of mining waste management, with a special focus on the need to design mine waste facilities to ensure safe and orderly closure once mining has ceased. It will address human rights issues related to mining waste management and mine closure, how harm and conflict can be prevented, and what that implies in terms of governance. Case studies from Mozambique and Brazil will be used as a starting point for discussions and sharing experiences. 
 

Webinar #4: Environmental Monitoring and Access to Information
Presented by Håkan Tarras-Wahlberg (Swedish Geological AB), Paul Devries (Swedish Geological AB), Tove Lundeberg (SEPA), Flaviano Bianchini (Source International) and Jargalan Bat-Orgil (Independent consultant). 
Date: 4-5 December 2017   |   Hour: TBD, will be announced soon!  | Language: English & Mongolian

This webinar provides a broad overview  of environmental monitoring. We will discuss Human Rights principles and procedural rights, as well as environmental monitoring during the different stages in the mining project cycle, from planning to post-closure. A case study from Mongolia will be used as a starting point for discussions and sharing experiences. 
Webinar #1 Speakers / Seminario #1 Presentadores


Per Stromberg is an Economist at the Policy Analysis Unit of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. He has researched widely on economic development and the environment in Latin America, Africa and Asia. His current research focuses on ecosystem services, climate change and biofuel production in developing countries. He has been a researcher for UNDP, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Delegation of the European Commission in Mexico, and the International Institute for Environment and Development. He previously headed the Sustainable Development Governance Initiative at the United Nations University’s Institute of Advanced Studies.

Per Stromberg es economista en la Unidad de Análisis de Política de la Agencia Sueca de Protección Ambiental. Ha investigado ampliamente sobre el desarrollo económico y el medio ambiente en América Latina, África y Asia. Su investigación actual se centra en los servicios ecosistémicos, el cambio climático y la producción de biocombustibles en los países en desarrollo. Ha sido investigador del PNUD, de la Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para América Latina, de la Organización de Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos, de la Delegación de la Comisión Europea en México y del Instituto Internacional para el Medio Ambiente y el Desarrollo. Anteriormente dirigió la Iniciativa de Gobernabilidad de Desarrollo Sostenible en el Instituto de Estudios Avanzados de la Universidad de las Naciones Unidas.

 

Claudia Ituarte-Lima is an international law researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), and serves as Advisor at SwedBio at SRC. Her work focuses on the transformation of international law, in particular biodiversity, climate and human rights law into new governance forms at the national and local levels. Claudia acts as an expert advisor for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and is a member of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services' (IPBES) Expert Group on policy tools and methodologies. She has provided expert advice to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).

Claudia Ituarte-Lima es investigadora de derecho internacional en el Centro de Resiliencia de Estocolmo (SRC) y asesora en SwedBio en SRC de la Universidad de Estocolmo. Su trabajo se centra en la transformación del derecho internacional, con énfasis en la biodiversidad, el clima y los derechos humanos, en nuevas formas de gobernanza a nivel nacional y local. Claudia es asesora experta para el Convenio sobre Diversidad Biológica (CDB) y es miembro del Grupo de Expertos de la Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre Biodiversidad y Servicios de los Ecosistemas (IPBES) en herramientas y metodologías de políticas. Ha proporcionado asesoría especializada al Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre Derechos Humanos y Medio Ambiente y la Organización Internacional de Derecho para el Desarrollo (IDLO).

 


Claudia Victoria Gonzalez is the Managing Director of the National Authority for Environmental Licensing. She is a marine biologist from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University with a master's degree in Coastal and Port Engineering from Los Andes University. Her experience is based on the management, coordination and administration of projects related to sustainable development in the environmental and hydrocarbon sectors. She has coordinated, advised and participated in environmental management plans and programs, and has worked on environmental policy issues, impact assessment, solid and liquid waste, water source pollution and wastewater management.

Claudia Victoria González es Directora General de la Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales. Es bióloga marina de la Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano con una maestría en Ingeniería Costera y Portuaria de la Universidad de Los Andes. Su experiencia se ha basado en la gestión, coordinación y administración de proyectos relacionados con el desarrollo sostenible en los sectores ambiental y de hidrocarburos. Ha coordinado, asesorado y participado en planes y programas de manejo ambiental y ha trabajado en temas de política ambiental, evaluación de impacto, residuos sólidos y líquidos, contaminación de fuentes de agua y manejo de aguas residuales.

 


Teófilo Cuesta is the Director of Codechocó, the Regional Environmental Authority for the Sustainable Development of Chocó. Codechocó’s mission is to act as the highest environmental authority in this region in the Colombian Pacific coast. The Authority develops policies, plans, programs and projects on the environment and renewable natural resources to strengthen the National Environmental System and promote the integration of the indigenous communities and afro descendants that live in a traditional way in the Chocó Department.

Teófilo Cuesta es el Director de Codechocó, la Corporación Autónoma Regional para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Chocó. La misión de Codechocó es actuar como máxima autoridad ambiental en esta región ubicada en la costa pacífica colombiana. La Corporación desarrolla políticas, planes, programas y proyectos sobre medio ambiente y recursos naturales renovables, en el marco del fortalecimiento del Sistema Nacional Ambiental (SINA) y promueve la integración de las comunidades indígenas y afro descendientes que viven de manera tradicional en el Departamento de Chocó.
About the NBSAP Forum / Sobre el Foro NBSAP
 
The NBSAP Forum is global partnership to support the development and implementation of effective National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs). It is hosted by the Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)UNDP and UN Environment.


El Foro NBSAP es una iniciativa global para apoyar el desarrollo e implementación efectiva de las estrategias y planes de acción nacionales en materia de diversidad biológica (EPANDB). Es apoyado por la Secretaría del Convenio sobre Diversidad Biológica (SCDB), PNUD y ONU Medio Ambiente


GOXI and the World Bank’s Extractives-led Local Economic Development (ELLED) Community of Practice invite you to the upcoming webinar on extractive industries linkages and economic diversification.

Date: April 28, 2017

When: 10:00am EST (estimated time 1.5hours)

Where: Online, click here for link to WebEx (Meeting Number: 736 674 203, Meeting Password: yTXMFFR5)

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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH recently published the study “Linkages to the Resource Sector: The Role of Companies, Governments, and International Development Cooperation” which was prepared by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI). The study explains the various linkages that can be created to the Extractive Industries sector (EI), includes a brief summary of the theory underpinning each linkage type and provides case studies that exemplify how countries have successfully leveraged the respective linkages. It lays out the key constraints to linkage creation and provides recommendations to EI companies, governments and international development cooperation on how each of these stakeholders can contribute to linkage creation. In this webinar, CCSI will present the study with a particular focus on spatial linkages resulting from the shared-use of mining-related infrastructure investments.

In addition, Fitsum Weldegiorgis from IIED will provide a preview to a soon-to-be released paper, “Navigator to Support Economic Diversification: Instruments for Resource-Rich Developing Countries”.  This paper will navigate the user through relevant instruments to promote diversification of resource-rich economies. It presents instruments (initiatives, tools and good practices) and at the same time takes into account different types of economic linkages.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A

Introduction by: Jeff Geipel, Mining Shared Value Venture Leader, Engineers Without Boarders Canada

Presentation by:

  • Perrine Toledano, Head “Extractive Industries”, CCSI
  • Nicolas Maennling, Senior Economics and Policy Researcher, CCSI 
  • Fitsum Weldegiorgis Senior Researcher, Shaping Sustainable Markets, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

 About the Speakers:

Past GOXI Learning Series

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 9:30 am- 11:00 am | World Bank I Building: 1850 I St NW Room 10-420

Background: 

The extractive industries present important economic opportunities - including tax revenues, economic linkages and jobs - that can be harnessed for sustainable long-term development and the achievement of the SDG goals. Nevertheless, they also pose well known political and economic “resource curse” risks that can thwart development and entrench to corruption and mismanagement. How can governments and citizens know whether they are on the right track?

 

The Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Framework is a tool for benchmarking a country’s management of oil, gas and minerals against global best practices. The framework draws on the policy options and practical advice of the Natural Resource Charter, and consists of a series of questions that government officials, concerned citizens or actors in the international community can use to structure research, discussions and strategic planning.

 

Users of the framework so far include the governments of Tanzania and Sierra Leone, coalitions of non-governmental actors in Nigeria and Myanmar, and political parties in Ghana.

 

During this session we will discuss:

  • What is the framework and how was it developed? 
  • How has it been used so far? 
  • How can the framework be adapted for new audiences?

 

Presentations by: Rob Pitman and David Manley, Natural Resource Governance Institute

Reactions by: Daniel Gbondo, Government of Sierra Leone; Frank Kayitare, International IDEA, and Lois Laraba Machunga, Nigeria Natural Resource Charter.

Discussion Moderated by:  Michael Stanley, Global Lead, WB Energy and Extractives Global Practice

 

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