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Featured Blog Posts – November 2016 Archive (19)

Who Owns Oil Rights in the Gulf of Mexico? Use our tool to find out!

This post was originally published on Extract-A-Fact on November 30, 2016

By Tommy Morrison, Research Assistant, Publish What You Pay - United States…

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Added by Publish What You Pay - US on November 30, 2016 at 23:39 — No Comments

What you need to know about Downstream Audits

Access the new CFSI Downstream Audit guidance note from RCS Global

 

Earlier this month the CFSI’s 2016 Annual Conference took place in Santa Clara, California. The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) is a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains. The event itself is the pivotal annual conference for ethical mineral supply chain monitoring. 

 

At the event…

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Added by RCS Global on November 30, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: November 21, 2016

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Due to a systemic problem with NING platform, the November 7 and November 14 issues…

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Added by GOXI on November 22, 2016 at 16:38 — No Comments

Do you know a lot about the intersectionality of Gender and Extractives?

If so, then we want to hear from you!

Each quarter, Oxfam publishes the Gender & Development Journal (www.genderanddevelopment.org). Our November 2017 issue will focus on Natural Resource Justice, through the lens of gender equality and women's rights.



I am attaching our call for papers for this issue, which we hope will be of interest to you. We would be very grateful if you could share it with…

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Added by Katherine Stanley on November 21, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Apply for the two-week resource governance course - "Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice" 7 May 2017 to 18 May 2017 - Budapest, Hungary.

The Natural Resource Governance Institute and the School of Public Policy at the Central European University are now accepting applications for the advanced course “Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice.”

This advanced-level multi-stakeholder course is open to exceptional leaders from government, civil society, parliaments, media, international development…

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Added by Toyin Akinniyi on November 21, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Debt Sustainability Challenges in Resource-Rich Developing Countries

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are currently undertaking a review of their debt sustainability framework for low-income countries. We at the Natural Resource Governance Institute submitted comments on how the framework could better address the particular debt sustainability challenges faced by resource-rich countries.…

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Added by David Mihalyi on November 19, 2016 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

The Nationalization of Erdenet Copper – Challenges for SOEs

At a recent Standing Committee hearing, Ts. Nyamdorj, Vice Speaker of the Mongolian Parliament asked to meet with the new shareholders of the Erdenet Mining Corporation, especially the secret boss (link). The deal, which saw 49% of ownership transferred from Russian to Mongolian ownership indicates the Kremlin’s desperate economic situation as well as declining geostrategic interests in Mongolia (link). This…

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Added by Mendee Jargalsaikhan on November 17, 2016 at 4:04 — No Comments

Indonesia: model + EITI data = insight into how the mining regime is really being applied

No single issue dominates the third model in OpenOil’s collaborative series with partners, that of the Batu Hijau copper and gold mine in Indonesia (model and project documents), with Maryati Abdullah (interview) and Rizki Ananda (interview) of…

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Added by Johnny West on November 16, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

How to get mandatory disclosure reports delivered to your inbox!

This post was originally published on Extract-A-Fact on September 28, 2016

By Tommy Morrison, Research Assistant, Publish What You Pay - United States

The Aleph search tool, built and maintained…

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Added by Publish What You Pay - US on November 15, 2016 at 21:23 — No Comments

E Pluribus Unum (out of many one)

Consider editing a major planning document with 5 federal agencies, 3 agencies each in 6 states, 15 non-profit organizations, three to four layers each. That equals ninety commenters and thousands of comments over multiple drafts. That’s any author’s nightmare! Comments come in late. Multiple commenters from a single agency contradict one another. A new high-level commenter suddenly demands a host of changes without any context, history, or understanding of why you are where you are. This is…

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Added by Patrick Field on November 15, 2016 at 20:52 — No Comments

OGEL 2 (2016) - Emerging Issues in Polar Energy Law and Governance

Prepared by Dr Tina Hunter (Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law) this special on Emerging Issues in Polar Energy Law and Governance provides a up-to-date analysis of many aspects of a rapidly changing region, and the legal issues that dominate the Polar regions.

OGEL 2 (2016) - Emerging Issues in Polar Energy Law and Governance

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Added by OGEL Journal on November 15, 2016 at 16:48 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: November 14, 2016

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

UNDP would like your opinion on the performance of Chinese companies on sustainable development overseas. Take the…

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Added by GOXI on November 14, 2016 at 19:58 — No Comments

CALL FOR OPINIONS - Evaluating Sustainable Development of Chinese Business Overseas

CALL FOR OPINIONS - Deadline: 2nd December, 2016.

To fill the online questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SBAStakeholderSurvey_EN

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The Chinese government’s pronouncement of its “going global” national…

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Added by Jiayi Xu on November 9, 2016 at 5:38 — No Comments

Applications for the Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub Program open until November 13, 2016

The Asia-Pacific Knowledge Hub Program, a two-week course on improving the governance of extractive industries from the Natural Resource Governance Institute and the Department of Politics and Government of Gadjah Mada University (UGM), is now accepting applications from interested participants.

English-language training activities will take place at the UGM campus in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 9-21 January 2017.

 

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Added by Emanuel Bria on November 8, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: November 7, 2016

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

If you live in a small community and a big oil, gas or mining company shows up, it can be a very confusing time. Jeroen De ZeeUw shares a new practical guide for communities for navigate…

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Added by GOXI on November 7, 2016 at 20:45 — No Comments

New Practical Community Guide: When Oil, Gas or Mining Arrives in Your Area

Timu-Community Development Associates and Independent Social Performance have just completed a practical community guide for Cordaid covering topics such as extractive industries, stakeholder engagement, land acquisition, impact assessment and conflict transformation. The guide has been specifically designed for…

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Added by Jeroen De Zeeuw on November 7, 2016 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

Brazil's $90 billion Libra field in trouble - says public data

We are delighted to publish the first in our series of open financial models to be produced with teams from government, civil society and the private sector from all over the world - using only publicly available information.

Brazil’s Libra field has been the subject of intense public interest since the deal for it was announced in 2013. It is the flagship for the country’s attempt to become a major global exporter. The massive field lies 250 km offshore in the pre-salt – under 2,000…

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Added by Anton Rühling on November 4, 2016 at 18:43 — 1 Comment

Land displacement and dislocation

Dear fellow GOXIans,

I am starting new research on the impact of land displacement and dislocation, as a result or the development of the extractive sectors, in sub-Saharan Africa.  I would appreciate on articles or reports that you can recommend as a starting point.  I will be using Chad as a case study.  Many thanks!

Added by Audrey Cash on November 3, 2016 at 20:20 — 1 Comment

New study on the impact of mine automation on the shared-value paradigm

Technologies currently being deployed in the mining sector will mean that the mines of the future look much different than today’s operations. Among the major changes will be fewer employees, thanks to labor-saving innovations. Yet local employment and employment-related procurement are major drivers of host country benefits, and an important part of the shared-value proposition.



In a joint study by the …

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Added by Nicolas Maennling on November 1, 2016 at 22:26 — No Comments

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