sharing in governance of extractive industries
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…
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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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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:…Continue
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The Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) is seeking expert and stakeholder insights on responsible…Continue
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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).
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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
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,…Continue
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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).Continue
Added by IGF Secretariat on April 3, 2019 at 16:43 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on April 3, 2019 at 10:29 — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Rahul Basu on March 31, 2019 at 9:16 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Rahul Basu on March 31, 2019 at 8:30 — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on March 28, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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World Bank is seeking International Non-Governmental Organization(s) (NGO’s) with interventions designed to support the governance of the mining sector, by…Continue
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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…Continue
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