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Seven trends shaping the future of the mining and metals industry

The mining and metals industry is recovering from one of its most difficult periods in decades. Market volatility and a downturn in commodity prices have created a new normal where cost cuts, automation and operational efficiency are vitally important.

Meanwhile, industry-specific issues related to…


Added by Nicolas Maennling on April 16, 2019 at 10:10 — No Comments

Lessons Learned from the Green Transformation of an Energy Company

In just 12 years, Denmark’s largest energy company Ørsted reduced its coal use by 81 percent and became the planet’s leading offshore windfarm developer. Here’s what other companies can learn from the transition.

Ørsted’s Burbo Bank offshore wind farm, off the northeastern coast of…


Added by Nicolas Maennling on April 16, 2019 at 9:52 — No Comments

Setting the standard in commodity trading

Efforts to bring transparency to the commodity trading sector were given new momentum last month in Switzerland, the global centre for commodity traders. EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt addressed traders at the FT Commodities Summit in Lausanne.…


Added by EITI on April 15, 2019 at 16:11 — No Comments

Taking the lead on disclosures

Authored by Murjanatu Gamawa and Alex Gordy

The EITI Global Conference in Paris on 18-19 June will showcase emerging best practices in EITI implementation from 52 countries. Ghana has all the building blocks needed to lead Africa in systematically disclosing EITI data.

In March, Ghana EITI (GHEITI) convened a workshop to explore…


Added by EITI on April 15, 2019 at 16:07 — No Comments

Strong Laws, Poor Implementation Characterize African Resource Sector

[Read the report in English or French.]

Countries across resource-rich sub-Saharan Africa are failing to reap the benefits from their wealth of endowments of oil and minerals due to an “implementation gap” between the laws…


Added by Lee Bailey on April 15, 2019 at 14:56 — No Comments

New report on Local content policies in the mining sector: Stimulating direct local employment

Executive summary from my new report on direct local employment in the mining sector. The report was commissioned by The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) for The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF). 

See local employment link on this page for full report https://www.igfmining.org/expert-papers/ or direct link here:…


Added by Tim Grice on April 14, 2019 at 11:56 — No Comments

Invitation to advise the PPA on responsible minerals challenges/opportunities in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa (SURVEY)

Dear colleagues:


The Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) is seeking expert and stakeholder insights on responsible…


Added by Pilar on April 12, 2019 at 15:51 — No Comments

Selection of Civil Society Representatives on the International EITI Board (2019-2022)

Seeking Civil Society Representatives for the EITI International Board (2019-2022)

This selection process is managed by an independent Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) with the support of an Independent Organization (IO), the Consensus Building Institute (CBI)



Added by Publish What You Pay on April 10, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

Birth Of The Ethical Jewelry Movement

Photo taken on a bike path near my home in Santa Fe, NM.


Author’s Introduction: PAST IS PROLOGUE

In my Ethical Jewelry Exposé, I argue that the emerging “responsible jewelry” movement in North America…


Added by Marc Choyt on April 8, 2019 at 22:00 — No Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Towards a mercury-free future in Mongolia and the Philippines

Ulaanbaatar, 5 April 2019  With twenty per cent of the world’s gold supply produced by artisanal and small-scale miners, urgent action is needed to reduce the environmental impact of the sector, as well as to protect the health and wellbeing of the millions of men,…


Added by Artisanal Gold Council on April 5, 2019 at 20:40 — No Comments

Extracting cobalt and lithium from old products and infrastructure is essential to heading off predicted metal shortfalls, empowering clean energy transitions and reducing risk of human exploitation.…

Extracting cobalt and lithium from old products and infrastructure is essential to heading off predicted metal shortfalls, empowering clean energy transitions and reducing risk of human exploitation.

Despite these benefits, lithium and cobalt recycling rates are low, says a study released by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

Sustainability and Second…


Added by IGF Secretariat on April 3, 2019 at 16:43 — No Comments

Reflections on the contribution of petroleum revenues to the implementation of Ghana's national medium‐term development strategy

Since independence, the political and planning processes in Ghana have evolved to reflect modern development dynamics. The discovery of oil in commercial quantities was yet another opportunity to transform the country through consolidated development plans and fast track the rate of inclusive development. The recent development framework, Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA I AND II) coincided with the initial stages of oil production. This paper seeks to: (i) ascertain…


Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on April 3, 2019 at 10:29 — No Comments

Oiling the wheels of sub-national development: An overview of development plan implementation in the Western region of Ghana

Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Law provides for equal and balanced national development anchored

on extractive resource revenues and other strategic sources. However, the allocation and expenditure of petroleum revenues are centralized. This study applied a desk review to examine the Development Plans of three

district assemblies (Jomoro, Ellembele and Sekondi-Takoradi) around the petroleum producing area. The

findings indicate that there is general pressure on social…


Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on April 3, 2019 at 10:27 — No Comments

Yay! IPSASB is starting on a natural resources IPSAS

At the end of February, an important but little noticed step to mitigating the resource curse and climate chaos was taken. When governments sell mineral wealth, they treat royalties and…


Added by Rahul Basu on March 31, 2019 at 9:16 — No Comments

How India's National Mineral Policy implements Intergenerational Equity

If mining destroys the environment, the minerals are sold and the mineral stock depleted, what is there for future generations? The National Mineral Policy 2019 lays a systematic foundation for the implementation of the Intergenerational Equity Principle. While rooted in the Constitution, some steps need to be taken quickly to reduce…


Added by Rahul Basu on March 31, 2019 at 8:30 — No Comments

Mining responsibly: Workshop in Liberia addresses voluntary standards

Workshop on Responsible Mining, Lisa Sumi/IRMA

The West African country of Liberia has large raw material reserves but is still one of the poorest countries in the world. One of the reasons for this is the unsustainable extraction of raw materials, causing social and ecological damage.…


Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on March 28, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

Who owns extractive resources in Asia?

Authored by Eddie Rich

12 countries participated in the EITI Beneficial Ownership Asia and Pacific Regional Workshop in Manila

The EITI, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) hosted the Beneficial…


Added by EITI on March 27, 2019 at 16:40 — 1 Comment

Draft resettlement policy in Guinea Conakry threatens to violate rights of more than 100,000 people, according to analysis by civil society groups

CONAKRY (March 21, 2019) – A group of civil society organizations in Guinea Conakry today asked the Guinean government to implement radical changes to the text of a proposed policy for relocating and compensating communities affected by major development projects, including hydroelectric dams and mines in a country thought to hold more than half the world’s supply of bauxite.

According to an…


Added by Lien De Brouckere on March 26, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

Call for Expressions of Interest - World Bank Global Initiative on Contract Transparency in Mining

World Bank is seeking International Non-Governmental Organization(s) (NGO’s) with interventions designed to support the governance of the mining sector, by…


Added by GOXI on March 18, 2019 at 23:30 — No Comments

Mark Robinson: My vision for the EITI

This blog is based on introductory remarks delivered by EITI Executive Director Mark Robinson, to the 42nd EITI Board in Kyiv. He lays out his reflections since he took up his role in November and offers his vision for the organisation moving forward. 

As I reach the 100-day mark since I stepped into my position as EITI…


Added by EITI on March 18, 2019 at 11:40 — No Comments

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