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OGEL 1 (2019) Special Issue on Energy Law and Regulation in Low-carbon and Transitional Energy Markets

The OGEL 1 (2019) Special Issue on Energy Law and Regulation in Low-carbon and Transitional Energy Markets has been published.

This special issue aims at inspiring contributions to the debates about the role of energy law, policy and regulation in managing the costs and benefits of the global transition towards low-carbon energy systems and markets. Edited by Professor…

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Added by OGEL Journal on May 24, 2019 at 12:21 — No Comments

TDM 1 (2019) Special Issue on the Modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)

The TDM 1 (2019) Special Issue on the Modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) has been published. This special aims to contribute to the discussion on updating, clarifying or modernising the ECT, in view of the rapidly evolving energy landscape. Guest editors: Freya Baetens, Ilija Mitrev Penusliski, Martins Paparinskis,…

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Added by OGEL Journal on May 24, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

Forest-Smart Mining: A low-carbon future must protect the world’s forests

https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/low-carbon-future-must-protect-worlds-forests

The shift to a low-carbon future that includes clean technology such as solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles and batteries will require a lot of minerals. In fact, experts…

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Added by Kirsten Hund on May 23, 2019 at 0:00 — No Comments

Can large and small-scale miners forge linkages in the era of resource nationalism?

A new paper looks at the opportunities for interactions between large, medium, artisanal and small-scale #mining in Tanzania --> https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301420718307189

Highlights:

  • A gradual shift in Tanzanian policies towards facilitating ASM can be observed
  • From an ASM perspective the development is ambiguous as implementation…
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Added by IIED on May 22, 2019 at 22:11 — No Comments

The Fatal Ineffectiveness Of The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) Chain of Custody Scheme

Author's introduction: This section of the Ethical Jewelry Exposé discussing the RJC Chain of Custody Scheme documents weak enforcement and double standards that allow member companies that have committed atrocities to be certified as…

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Added by Marc Choyt on May 21, 2019 at 18:29 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI, May 20, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on May 20, 2019 at 16:58 — No Comments

Marange Diamonds: The Drama Never Ends

Introduction

Seven executive managers of the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC), including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) were fired by the board on Friday 17 May 2019.  ZCDC is a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE). The entity was created in 2015 and started operations in 2016 after seven diamond mining companies were booted out in the name of bringing transparency and accountability to murky Marange diamond mining activities.

The dismissal according the…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on May 20, 2019 at 14:36 — No Comments

Smart inclusive mining, a key approach to increase local content and deliver shared value

We are living in a time of transition, which involves an emerging socio-political and advanced technology paradigm that is impacting the performance of all businesses. Specialization in mining has the potential to be significant source for socially and environmentally sustainable growth that acknowledges and tackles the key challenges of this new paradigm, which requires a systemic and collective approach that integrates all the dimensions of sustainability.

 

While new…

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Added by Osvaldo Urzua on May 20, 2019 at 0:00 — 17 Comments

Multiple job openings at Trimble Land Administration

Due to the phenomenal uptake of Landfolio in both the natural resource and land sectors, we are looking to appoint 26 additional staff to our team. If you are a developer, business analyst or project manager why not consider joining our international team!

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Added by Bill Feast on May 16, 2019 at 11:16 — No Comments

Iraq: EITI’s biggest OPEC member on track to systematic transparency

Authored by Indra Thévoz and Alex Gordy

A will and a way: as Iraq starts its second Validation, it has a chance to lead on systematic transparency.

95% of government revenues in Iraq comes from oil and gas sales. Ensuring the sector is transparent and open is essential for the wider economy and Iraqi society.…

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Added by EITI on May 16, 2019 at 10:29 — No Comments

Chad’s progresses in EITI implementation

Chad has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI with significant improvements in contract transparency and commodity trading.

The EITI Board decided that Chad has made meaningful progress in…

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Added by EITI on May 16, 2019 at 10:25 — No Comments

Germany EITI leads by example

With all requirements met, Germany is set to embrace routine disclosures and innovate further.

Germany was recognised today by the EITI Board as having made satisfactory progress across all EITI Requirements. An active advocate and supporter for the EITI internationally, Germany started implementing the EITI in 2016 to demonstrate its own commitment to responsible natural resource governance.

From the outset, Germany’s multi-stakeholder group focused on making the EITI…

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Added by EITI on May 16, 2019 at 10:24 — No Comments

New annual resource from Delve: 2019 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector

Coinciding with the launch of the beta version of the Delve platform at the OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains in April, the 2019 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector report showcases data contributions made to Delve and demonstrates the potential for a deeper sector analysis when stakeholders share…

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Added by James McQuilken on May 15, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

Gwanda Community Share Ownership Trust: Interesting Facts And Figures

Opening Zimbabwe for…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on May 15, 2019 at 2:00 — No Comments

Devolution can lift resource rich communities

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on May 15, 2019 at 1:59 — No Comments

Senior Technical Officer, Forests (CDP)

Job Purpose and Background

Are you passionate about forests and have a keen interest in forest data? As our new Senior Technical Officer, Forests you will have the technical expertise to support the development of CDP’s forests questionnaire, with emphasis on deforestation and biodiversity conservation linked to the mining sector. This is an exciting opportunity to those interested in the field of environmental reporting and with experience of deforestation or forest…

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Added by Rodrigo Cassola on May 14, 2019 at 13:03 — No Comments

RAW Talks has become High Grade Media

RAW Talks, the acclaimed interview series on natural resources, is reaching for new heights.

Since launching more than two years ago, we've published in-depth interviews with dozens of innovative thinkers and practitioners, sharing their ideas and experience in the field of resource policy and economics.

During this time, we've offered higher quality insights, produced higher volumes of material, and reached higher number of people than ever before.

To reflect this…

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Added by High Grade on May 13, 2019 at 9:57 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: May 12, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on May 13, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

New tech in the mining sector: Trends and impacts

Mining is on the verge of a wave of changes like those that have swept over and redefined manufacturing, communications, finance, and other technology-transformed sectors. While this is good news in terms of productivity, worker safety, environmental impacts and other metrics, some types of technology will replace significant numbers of low- and medium-skilled workers, and many of the new jobs created will be difficult for locals to fill.…

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Added by Aaron Cosbey on May 13, 2019 at 0:00 — 20 Comments

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