sharing in governance of extractive industries
The global mining sector has a well-defined, universally agreed, set of primary challenges for its improvement. However, the degree, and priority, of these issues differs amongst regional stakeholders. Commonly agreed challenges, on a global basis, include improving governance and transparency; instilling widespread sustainable mining practices; capacity building and education within agencies administrating the mineral sector; development…Continue
Policy perceptions are often based on the public images created, whether through a concentrated effort by states to promote their mining sectors, or by the sharing of experiences of operating companies. In light of this, the second report in the STRADE project explored the competitiveness of the European Mining Sector.
The analysis in…Continue
Mining in the European Union is perceived to be costly and uncompetitive when compared to other jurisdictions such as Australia and Canada. As Figure 1 shows, the EU accounts for a small percentage of global production of Iron Ore, Gold and Nickel. Perceptions of high labour and production costs lead many to believe that the EU is an unfavourable mining destination. Reliable power supply, infrastructure and access to advanced technology should support a successful mining industry in Europe.…Continue
The STRADE project has revealed the contrasting ways in which the European Union’s raw material policies are presented within the EU and how these policies are received by developing partner countries. Read our Policy Brief from November 2016 here.
The African Continent has served as a source of raw…Continue