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Revising Mali’s mining code: three key areas for improvement

Mining is critical to Mali’s economy and post-conflict rebuilding, yet the sector faces huge challenges that impact both the environment and the economy. To address these issues, in 2014 the government announced plans to reform its 2012 mining code, though progress has been slow. This policy briefing sets out key technical recommendations for the ongoing reform programme that would enable Mali to overcome obstacles to derive greater revenue from mining, to improve local development around…See More
Dec 12, 2018
Henri-Claude ENOUMBA commented on Brendan Schwartz's blog post 'Revising Mali’s mining code: three key areas for improvement'
"Très intéressante initiative , suivie du prjet lui-même. En fait , il faudrait rendre  le secteur minier malien bien plus formelle! ."
Dec 11, 2018
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Revising Mali’s mining code: three key areas for improvement

Mining is critical to Mali’s economy and post-conflict rebuilding, yet the sector faces huge challenges that impact both the environment and the economy. To address these issues, in 2014 the government announced plans to reform its 2012 mining code, though progress has been slow. This policy briefing sets out key technical recommendations for the ongoing reform programme that would enable Mali to overcome obstacles to derive greater revenue from mining, to improve local development around…See More
Dec 10, 2018
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Nov 28, 2018
Yves Bertran Alvarez favorited Brendan Schwartz's blog post Mining in the deep-sea bed: are we ready?
Nov 28, 2018
A blog post by Brendan Schwartz was featured

Mining in the deep-sea bed: are we ready?

Full blog available at: https://www.iied.org/mining-deep-sea-bed-are-we-readyInternational law designates the deep seabed as the “common heritage of mankind”, but poorly regulated mining could cause irreparable damage to such a fragile ecosystem. Erika Solimeo and Brendan Schwartz argue that the International Seabed Authority needs a moratorium on mining extraction licences.See More
Nov 28, 2018
Brendan Schwartz posted a blog post

Mining in the deep-sea bed: are we ready?

Full blog available at: https://www.iied.org/mining-deep-sea-bed-are-we-readyInternational law designates the deep seabed as the “common heritage of mankind”, but poorly regulated mining could cause irreparable damage to such a fragile ecosystem. Erika Solimeo and Brendan Schwartz argue that the International Seabed Authority needs a moratorium on mining extraction licences.See More
Nov 23, 2018
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Nov 7, 2018

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Organisation (if non, specify N/A)
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation
Website
http://www.iied.org
Job Title
Senior Researcher
About My Work
My work focuses on enhancing rural communities’ participation in shaping natural resource policies and practice.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities
yes

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Revising Mali’s mining code: three key areas for improvement

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 19:32 1 Comment

Mining is critical to Mali’s economy and post-conflict rebuilding, yet the sector faces huge challenges that impact both the environment and the economy. To address these issues, in 2014 the government announced plans to reform its 2012 mining code, though progress has been slow. This policy briefing sets out key technical recommendations for the ongoing reform programme that would enable Mali to overcome obstacles to derive greater revenue from mining, to improve local development…

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Mining in the deep-sea bed: are we ready?

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 14:22 0 Comments

Full blog available at: https://www.iied.org/mining-deep-sea-bed-are-we-ready

International law designates the deep seabed as the “common heritage of mankind”, but poorly regulated mining could cause irreparable damage to such a fragile ecosystem. Erika Solimeo and Brendan Schwartz argue that the International Seabed Authority needs a moratorium on mining extraction licences.

Equatorial Guinea Advert in the NY Times

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 3:29 0 Comments

While we were all enjoying the holiday season relaxing with friends and family, President Obiang was working hard...on his image. NYTimes

Financial Times video on resource nationalism

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:53 0 Comments

Financial Times discusses resource nationalism. Interesting to note what many refer to as "local content" (a positive thing) they call a subtle form of resource nationalism (a negative connotation).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S8MvSJWK3w

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