sharing in governance of extractive industries
We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Special Issue of Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120, www.transnational-dispute-management.com) Law Journal on "The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)"
Possible topics include:
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We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Special Issue of Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120, www.transnational-dispute-management.com) Law Journal on "International Investment and Competition Law in AND with the Global South."
This TDM Special Issue is aimed at critically…Continue
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We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120, www.transnational-dispute-management.com) Law Journal Special Issue on "Maritime Law Arbitration: Procedural and Substantive Issues".
This issue attempts to deal with both peculiar substantive and…Continue
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A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…
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Just this week, I've published a paper relating to the impact of Brexit on UK development policy. It is available on Amazon, with the title 'DfID 2.0: UK development policy post Brexit'.
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Caption: Zimbabwean historic gold processing tank, after work of geologist Richard Dollar, a geologist with a long history of active gold mining in Zimbabwe
The 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Janet and Brad, who end up lost, disorientated and with a…Continue
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New research by the IGF and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that many resource-rich developing countries use tax incentives in the hope of attracting mining investment. Roughly two thirds of the countries surveyed give corporate income tax concessions to mining investors either in the law or in mining contracts, or, in many cases, in both. Slightly less than half grant a complete tax-free period (“tax holiday”), wiping out the entire tax base for…Continue
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Optimizing of the Mining value chain through the establishment of Mineral buying Centers in Nigeria
The mining sector is one strategic sector in Nigeria for…Continue
Since 2011, ex-mine pits have claimed the lives of 32 people in East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Not to mention the environmental disaster, namely flood and damaged water system. PWYP Indonesia has identified a number of issues leading to such tragedy.
First, low company compliance. 60% of mining permits (domestic investment) have not allocated reclamation and post-mining fund, according to ministry…Continue
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Uganda’s mineral sector is increasingly becoming important. In 2014, Uganda completed a $75 million national mineral survey funded by the World Bank that identified occurrences of a wide range of mineral resources such as gold, uranium, tin, coltan, nickel, copper and tungsten existing in different parts of the country. The survey, intended to develop advanced geological data, divided Uganda into six blocks. Currently, a lot of mining activity in the country is being done at…Continue
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First published by Johnny West on openoil.net
A financial model of Tullow’s Turkana project in Kenya has yielded several interesting results: first, that Turkana county and the local community will receive hundreds of millions of dollars before any cap set by central government would kick in; second, that although the…Continue
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The Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) programme is working alongside the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board to support the formalisation and professionalisation of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector.
But since the start of the programme in 2017, what lessons for policymakers, practitioners and the wider ASM community of practice have been learned? Find out in these four policy briefs published on the SDMR…Continue
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KATOWICE, December 13, 2018 — The World Bank, Canada, and the United Kingdom today announced financial, technical and advisory support for developing countries that have decided to transition away from coal and accelerate the uptake of cleaner sources of energy.
The Canadian government pledged up to CAD $275 million to fund the Energy Transition and Coal Phase-Out Program. This funding will help developing countries in Asia to slow coal production, while scaling up energy…
Added by Clare Murphy-McGreevey on December 13, 2018 at 16:55 — No Comments
Minerals are a shared inheritance. In most countries of the world, minerals are owned by the state as a trustee for the people and future generations. We, as custodians, must ensure future generations inherit at least as much as we did, either the minerals or their value. The key objective then is protection of…Continue
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What a year 2018 has been in the world of stakeholder engagement, public affairs and corporate social responsibility. There’s a buzz in the air like we’ve never seen before: campaigns against plastic usage, the UN’s Sustainable Development…Continue
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The International Secretariat invites stakeholders to provide comments on its open data efforts by 7 January 2019. The International Secretariat is working towards proposing a revised open data policy and …
Mining is critical to Mali’s economy and post-conflict rebuilding, yet the sector faces huge challenges that impact both the environment and the economy. To address these issues, in 2014 the government announced plans to reform its 2012 mining code, though progress has been slow. This policy briefing sets out key technical recommendations for the ongoing reform programme that would enable Mali to overcome obstacles to derive greater revenue from mining, to improve local development…Continue
In a blog post, I explain how Australia’s mineral wealth is being looted in plain sight. Over 2000–2010, an estimated AUD 218.8 billion (US$159 billion) was lost, a loss rate of 82%. This is a loss of approximately US$ 7,000 for each and every Australian. Why do politicians want to expand extraction, when more wealth would be lost?…Continue
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Millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries depend on diamond mining for a living. Yet a focus on dealing with so-called ‘blood diamonds’ stops a wider conversation about how to help these people thrive.
Diamond mining is not without controversy. High-profile campaigns in the late 1990s and noughties coined the phrase ‘blood diamonds’…Continue
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