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Featured Blog Posts – February 2018 Archive (20)

How to ensure that we can sustainably access enough critical minerals to ensure the energy transition

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires the world to adopt ‘green technologies’ such as renewable energies and electric transportation at an unprecedented scale. While many countries have implemented policies to spur the adoption of such technologies, a lack of focus has been placed on the sourcing of minerals that are required as inputs. As a result, there is likely to be a significant deficit that may constrain the adoption of green technologies.

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Added by Perrine Toledano on February 28, 2018 at 18:09 — No Comments

Entrevista con Diego Armando Ramírez y Nadya Aranguren: El rol del Gobierno de Colombia en la prevención y facilitación de conflictos derivados del sector extractivo

Por Jasmin Blessing y Sarah Daitch

Nadya Aranguren es asesora temática en prevención de conflictos y diálogo de la oficina del PNUD en Colombia. Desde 2014 está vinculada al…

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Added by Jasmin Blessing on February 26, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

Public consultation open for the CRAFT Code

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Added by Natalia Uribe on February 26, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Back on the Map – Renewed Appeal for Mining in Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire was mired in its share of Africa’s political conflicts which cost the country an entire decade. The once admired 'model of peace' was briefly written off by much of the developed world as a dysfunctional and unstable jurisdiction. Since 2011 however, with security reestablished, the central government is no longer absent from whole sections of the country and private investment is flooding back…

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Added by Hass Kouao-Bile on February 26, 2018 at 8:56 — No Comments

New journal article on Resource Nationalism in Tanzania

Hi everyone

Apologies for self-promotion, but for those who are interested in the extractive sector in Tanzania, we have a new paper just out about resource nationalism in Tanzania’s extractive industries. It is the first comprehensive piece on resource nationalism and discusses recent events as well.  

The article is available to download via link below (Paywalled, sadly)…

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Added by Thabit Jacob on February 25, 2018 at 10:20 — No Comments

How the Jewellery Industry Can Address the Responsible Sourcing Issues Raised in the Human Rights Watch Report, 'The Hidden Cost of Jewelry'

On the 8th of February 2018, Human Rights Watch released a report on how the jewellery industry is managing…

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Added by Levin Sources on February 20, 2018 at 10:44 — No Comments

Environmental Monitoring, Part II: Can participatory environmental monitoring committees empower citizens to shape decision-making?

 

Two NBSAP Forum & GOXI  webinars - Environmental Monitoring, Part II: Can participatory environmental monitoring committees empower citizens to…

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Added by Jasmin Blessing on February 16, 2018 at 16:34 — No Comments

Monitoreo ambiental, parte II: ¿Pueden los comités de monitoreo ambiental participativo empoderar a los ciudadanos para dar forma a la toma de decisiones?

Los dos webinar organizados por el Foro NBSAPGOXI, sobre el monitoreo ambiental parte II: ¿Pueden los comités de monitoreo ambiental participativo…

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Added by Jasmin Blessing on February 16, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

This March: UN Environment launches online course on environmental security and sustaining peace

 By Jasmin Blessing and Sarah Daitch



UN Environment has teamed up with the Environmental Law Institute, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Duke University, and the University of California at Irvine and…

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Added by Jasmin Blessing on February 15, 2018 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Minerals in the Green Economy: Solar panels and lithium-ion batteries

The growth of solar photovoltaics

To meet ambitious national and international emissions reduction targets like the Paris Agreement, low-carbon technologies are essential. One of the most prominent technologies is solar photovoltaic (PV), which converts sunlight into electricity. Last year, solar PV became the fastest growing source of new energy,…

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Added by IGF Secretariat on February 15, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Total Becomes First Major Oil Company to Support Contract Transparency

French oil giant Total is the latest company to make a policy statement in support of contract transparency in the extractive industries. This is the first policy statement of its kind by one of the so-called “supermajors”—the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas companies.

Oil, gas and mining contracts agreed between companies and…

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Added by Robert Pitman on February 15, 2018 at 4:04 — No Comments

Innovators in transparency

By Indra Thevoz

Day 2 of EITI Board meeting - Outcomes of Validation

Timor-Leste today joined Mongolia and the Philippines as the first countries having made satisfactory progress against the Standard. The Board also found Albania, Burkina Faso, and Kazakhstan to have made meaningful progress…

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Added by EITI on February 14, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

Reporting, not reports

By Gay Ordenes

Mainstreaming is the future of EITI

The EITI Board made a groundbreaking decision today that will change how EITI implementation will look like in the coming years.

From EITI reports to systematic disclosures

The Board agreed to make systematic disclosures of extractives data through government and company systems the default expectation from countries. This means that instead of producing annual…

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Added by EITI on February 13, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

Analysis of the 2018 monetary policy statement: a focus on mineral export incentives

  • RBZ’s export incentives from 05 May 2016 to 31 December 2017 sterilised mineral royalty revenue by a discounting factor of nearly 86%. This obviously hurts the government’s desire to create fiscal space, when revenue generation is constricted my toxic incentives

Themed “Enhancing financial stabilisation to promote business confidence” is the 2018 monetary policy…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on February 13, 2018 at 14:27 — No Comments

A NGO’s View of the ESDM Performance

By Ian Wollff*

The article is originally featured in the Coal Asia Magazine, January 25 – February 25, 2018

Introduction

Many mining industry related seminars and publications provide the miners outlook on the Indonesian exploration and mining sector. Newspapers and mass media sometimes follow some popular trend, often just to boost their own ratings. A recent NGO seminar provided…

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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on February 13, 2018 at 10:40 — No Comments

Join us in our next GOXI Learning Series Webinar: February 21 and 22, 2018

This February, we are focusing on the role of government in preventing the escalation of conflict in the mining, oil and gas sectors. Read more below. You just need to …
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Added by Sarah Daitch on February 12, 2018 at 22:31 — No Comments

Congo seeks more from her minerals; companies up in arms

 

For so many years, the people of the mineral endowed Republic of Congo have demanded reforms in the country’s mining code. Similar to existent laws in a number of mineral rich countries in Africa, the 2002 Congo code offered laxities for purposes of attracting investors at a time when the country was faced with high levels of insecurity.

A decade and six years down the road, the…

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Added by Acomai Isabella on February 9, 2018 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

Indonesia's Watchdog Warns the Gov of Indonesia of the Rise of Coal Price

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia asks The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to be cautious of the rise of coal prices in 2018 which is believed to keep soaring. This rise will lead to massive coal exploitation, while the government supervision and company compliance in some regions is still poor and need to be improved.

PWYP Indonesia’s mining governance researcher, Rizky Ananda stated that the industries will use the momentum of price increase to boost production. It’s…

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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on February 5, 2018 at 13:42 — No Comments

Local Content on the Agenda at Mining Indaba in Cape Town

Hello friends,



As part of our work with the World Bank's Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification Community of Practice (ELLED CoP), we have put together this handy schedule of events during this week's big Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, that touch on local content and other themes of ELLED.



For the full Indaba agenda, see here: …

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Added by Jeff Geipel on February 4, 2018 at 0:35 — No Comments

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