sharing in governance of extractive industries
The global mining sector has a well-defined, universally agreed, set of primary challenges for its improvement. However, the degree, and priority, of these issues differs amongst regional stakeholders. Commonly agreed challenges, on a global basis, include improving governance and transparency; instilling widespread sustainable mining practices; capacity building and education within agencies administrating the mineral sector; development…Continue
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Policy perceptions are often based on the public images created, whether through a concentrated effort by states to promote their mining sectors, or by the sharing of experiences of operating companies. In light of this, the second report in the STRADE project explored the competitiveness of the European Mining Sector.
The analysis in…Continue
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Mining in the European Union is perceived to be costly and uncompetitive when compared to other jurisdictions such as Australia and Canada. As Figure 1 shows, the EU accounts for a small percentage of global production of Iron Ore, Gold and Nickel. Perceptions of high labour and production costs lead many to believe that the EU is an unfavourable mining destination. Reliable power supply, infrastructure and access to advanced technology should support a successful mining industry in Europe.…Continue
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The STRADE project has revealed the contrasting ways in which the European Union’s raw material policies are presented within the EU and how these policies are received by developing partner countries. Read our Policy Brief from November 2016 here.
The African Continent has served as a source of raw…Continue
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STRADE – an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies – has published the new policy brief “Outlining environmental challenges in the non-fuel mining sector” (No. 04/2016, by…Continue
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In the second policy brief (No. 02/2016, by SNL) of our European Union (EU) funded research project STRADE (Strategic Dialogue for Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe) the consortium have traced the external raw materials based engagements undertaken by five major industrialized countries (China, Japan, Australia, Canada and the…Continue
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The European Union’s strategy to tackle issues of access to raw materials in the EU (Raw Materials Initiative) focuses on three pillars, increasing access to raw materials in global markets, increasing supply within the EU and finally through efficient resource use.
The STRADE project, whilst looking at the second of these pillars, increasing supply from within the…Continue
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The Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe (STRADE) is a European Union (EU) funded research project building on dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European future raw-materials supply strategy. In a series of policy briefs and reports, over the next three years the consortium will offer critical analyses and develop recommendations for the EU for its raw-materials policy.
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