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Featured Blog Posts – May 2019 Archive (18)

Will I see you in Vancouver?

I will be attending the Mines and Technology conference in Vancouver. I would like to have meaningful discussions with mining leaders and decision makers about building the mining sector globally. I would like to discuss the concept of futuristic mining DNA.…

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Added by Dr Kash Sirinanda on May 31, 2019 at 1:19 — No Comments

Public Payment Data Reveal Practical Challenges in Taxing Mining Companies in Africa: A Guinea Case Study

This blog is republished with the authorization of NRGI. The original blog post was published here:  https://resourcegovernance.org/blog/public-payment-data-reveal-practical-challenges-taxing-mining-companies-africa-guinea-case

In this two-part series, I share insights …

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Added by Thomas Lassourd on May 30, 2019 at 5:00 — No Comments

The EITI adopts a new visual identity

Emerging global trends, increasing interconnectivity and rapid digitisation are changing the game for extractives transparency. As the EITI pushes new boundaries, we adopt a refreshed visual identity that reflects our diversity and forward-looking agenda.

Looking back, moving forward

The EITI has come…

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Added by EITI on May 27, 2019 at 12:16 — No Comments

Steps To Curb Short Circuiting of Mining Fiscal Linkages

Zimbabwe’s socio-economic…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on May 27, 2019 at 7:19 — No Comments

New mining technologies and the fiscal space: ensuring shared value and sustainable development

Addressing the potential loss of benefits from local employment when new mining technologies are introduced: What new arrangements are needed between host governments and mining companies?

The adoption of new technologies in the mining sector presents a fundamental challenge for governments and companies to safeguard their economic interests within the…

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Added by Vanessa Ushie on May 26, 2019 at 20:34 — 14 Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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

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 — 19 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

New Tech, New Deal: Reconceptualizing shared value for the mine of the future -Join the Conversation

Do you see new technologies and disruptive innovations reshaping the competitive dynamics in the mining sector? Will they fundamentally change the relationship between mining companies and their host communities, host countries?…

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Added by Norma Garza on May 10, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments

Extractive Tax Practices: Bad for the Poor. Risky for Business.

Extractive Tax Practices: Bad for the Poor. Risky for Business.

May 8, 2019, originally posted by Laurel Pegorsch on The Politics of Poverty…
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Added by Daniel Mulé on May 9, 2019 at 22:30 — No Comments

Video: Myanmar's Jade Rush

At the end of April, more than a 50 miners died in a landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mines. Myanmar's new gemstone law does not adequately address the root causes that make these tragedies so common. Change is urgently needed to ensure that the multi-billion dollar jade industry brings benefits to the people of Myanmar. Check out this video from the Natural Resource Governance Institute, which gives a glimpse into the realities inside Myanmar's jade mines.…

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Added by Sebastian Sahla on May 8, 2019 at 6:39 — No Comments

Tanzania struggles to align gas policies with market signals

Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and myself have a new paper out in the Journal of Eastern African Studies

In recent years, much attention has been paid to how ‘new oil’-producer countries can avoid the resource curse that has marred the established petroleum economies on the African continent.

The focus has been on improving the governance of…

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Added by Peter Bofin on May 4, 2019 at 13:26 — No Comments

What is Benefit Sharing? Respecting Indigenous Rights and Addressing Inequities in Arctic Resource Projects

First published on LinkedIn

International standards refer to Indigenous peoples’ right to benefit from resource…

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Added by Emma Wilson on May 3, 2019 at 11:08 — No Comments

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