sharing in governance of extractive industries
According to documents obtained and posted by Motherboard, the Trump transition team seems to have asked NASA about mining on the moon. It follows earlier information about a few billionaire investors from Mountain View (California) released in March about the potential benefits of moon mining.
According to the documents, the questions from Trump's Agency Review Team (ART) largely focused on the interests of commercial space companies and NASA's potential help them turn…
With regard to transparency of UN Member countries, the GOXI members may be interested to take a look at the UN E-Government Survey 2016 on “E-Government in Support of Sustainable Development” . The survey offers a snapshot of trends in the development of e-government in countries across the globe. Unfortunately EITI progress is not listed or covered in this report. Perhaps an idea to make sure EITI is covered in the 2017 survey questions.
The survey report and link to…Continue
The new environment secretary of the Philippines Regina Lopez is serious on her promise last year to follow a policy path to ensure responsible and sustainable mining for the country and in particular protect the communities affected by mining operations. Last Thursday Mrs. Lopez announced an order for the closure of 23 mines, mainly for ruining watershed areas and “indiscriminate mining.” “It…Continue