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Conflict Minerals in DRC: How Our Role as Consumers Can Make a Difference



Did You Know Your Electronic Devices Probably Support Conflict Minerals?


Yes, you read right. Your smartphone could be the cause for war, genocide and other crimes against humanity.…

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Added by Sarah Busque on September 11, 2015 at 20:06 — 1 Comment

Tanzania Government bans issuance of mining licences to minors

THE Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals has warned that children under 18 years are not allowed to be registered as shareholders when applying for mining licences.

An official of the ministry, Ms Nuru Shabani, sounded the warning here during a training for small-scale and artisanal miners on the newly introduced Online Mining Cadastre Transactional Portal (OMCTP).…

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Added by Bill Feast on September 8, 2015 at 15:58 — No Comments

Mining and traditional livelihoods in a changing climate in Mongolia

In 2014, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining implemented a project, funded by the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research, to identify risks from climatic changes for Mongolia’s two primary economic sectors – mining and herding and build in-situ capacity in these sectors to adapt to changing conditions with a view to reducing the resulting loss and damage (L+D) through both incremental and transformative changes. By bringing together these key economic enterprises, the project…

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Added by Byambajav Dalaibuyan on September 8, 2015 at 5:21 — No Comments

Here is what you need to know about China’s new Conflict Minerals Guidelines

In July, RCS Global met with the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC) in Beijing to discuss efforts to ensure conflict free sourcing. CCCMC has over 6’200 members across the entire mineral supply chain, including the majority of Chinese smelters and refineries supplying international value chains.

 

Earlier this year, CCCMC published Guidelines for Social Responsibility in Outbound Mining Investments (the Guidelines). The…

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Added by RCS Global on September 7, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Can spatial planning count as crucial land uses are competed out in mining communities in Ghana?

Source: spatial planning- TU Delf

Land use and rural and or urban forms are increasingly defined by recent trends of globalization. Weak planning and enforcement in the face of urbanization, upsurge of land grabbing, population growth among others, have been identified as contributing to the…

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Added by Francis Agbere on September 5, 2015 at 13:22 — No Comments

NEWS: Victory for Oil Transparency Advocates as Federal Court Sides with Oxfam America

Victory for Oil Transparency Advocates as Federal Court Sides with Oxfam America

September 2, 2015 By Oxfam

 

SEC ordered to expedite long-delayed Dodd-Frank oil…

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Added by Isabel Munilla on September 3, 2015 at 22:47 — No Comments

Could Natural Resource Revenue Sharing Help Secure Peace in Myanmar?

by Andrew Bauer and Maw Htun Aung  ~  13:32, 27 August 2015

On 8 November, Myanmar will vote for a new government. Much is at stake.

Many …

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Added by Andrew Bauer on August 28, 2015 at 16:46 — No Comments

Time Magazine's Feature on Blood Diamonds

http://time.com/blood-diamonds/

Blood Diamonds, It's been 15 years since the global efforts to ban conflict diamonds began, but the industry is still tainted by conflict and misery.

Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on August 28, 2015 at 16:10 — No Comments

Advocacy is critical to prudent oil revenue spending- stakeholders

Eunice Agbenyadzi, Policy Advisor of IBIS 

Discussants at a day’s workshop on a regional consultative forum have asserted that advocacy and media focus is not only key but critical to the useful utilization of oil and gas revenues in Ghana.…

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Added by seibik bugri on August 23, 2015 at 7:45 — No Comments

The right to say "No": Indigenous rights experts weigh in on community consent

"I think the issue of consent goes to the very core of the rights that indigenous peoples are entitled to...because it is central to the whole notion of hegemony over property, culture, and I think their very existence."

-Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Chair and special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Many mining companies are promising to get the consent of indigenous…

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Added by Emily Greenspan on August 21, 2015 at 21:27 — 1 Comment

Burkina Faso to receive a new computerised mining cadastre system

The Ministry of Mines and Energy in Ouagadougou has entrusted GAF with the establishment a new computerised mining cadastre and registry system in Burkina Faso.…

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Added by Stefan Saradeth on August 13, 2015 at 15:38 — No Comments

NEW FORUM FOR GHANA’S OIL AND GAS UPSTREAM SECTOR

New association for Ghana’s oil and gas upstream sector, the Ghana Exploration and Production Forum (The Forum) http://www.gh-epf.org, has been formed to promote the long term sustainability of the oil and gas industry in Ghana. Registered as a non-profit association, it brings together private sector upstream oil and gas companies operating in Ghana. The Forum which consists of members such as Tullow Oil, Kosmos Energy, Hess and Vitol among others, seeks…

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Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on August 18, 2015 at 9:53 — No Comments

Save the Date! IGF Annual General Meeting

Save the Date!

Post-Mining Transition and Environmental Management

October 26 - 30,…

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Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on August 11, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: Aug 10, 2015



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…
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Added by GOXI on August 10, 2015 at 13:00 — 4 Comments

The Foundation is Shaking Beneath Big Oil's House of Cards

The Foundation is Shaking Beneath Big Oil’s House of Cards

No competitive disadvantage from payment disclosure, says leading natural resource economist…

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Added by Jana Morgan on August 7, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments

ACEP enhances accountability with a www.ouroilmoney.org site launch

 

From R-L, The reps from GNPC,  NaNa Aba BoG, Owuso Addo PIAC, Min. of Fin rep, and Dr. Adam ACEP .

Key stakeholders in Ghana’s oil and gas sector say their actions and inaction in the sector has profound consequences on the people of Ghana that they are…

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Added by seibik bugri on August 6, 2015 at 19:40 — No Comments

Oil in the cradle of mankind

Great Economist article on the intersection of extractive industries and rural communities in Turkana, Kenya (the place where my last project was based!). http://econ.st/1Mkjo1c

Added by Christianna on August 5, 2015 at 13:04 — No Comments

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