The sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement lay out a global consensus on the need to curb human-induced climate change and to achieve sustainable development. These concepts are linked. The urgency of addressing climate change is critical for global efforts to reduce poverty and advance sustainable development, but also climate-change mitigation must be pursued in a manner consistent with ending poverty,… Continue
Added by Perrine Toledano on June 22, 2017 at 14:19 —
The latest report from Carbon Tracker Initiative, a non-profit analysis house in London, suggest that up to a third of currently planned oil and gas projects may now never go ahead because of climate change policy.
In “2D of Separation”, CTI presents the potential risks to shareholders and investors in the world’s largest fossil fuel companies of “stranded assets”: the idea that if world leaders do what they said they would… Continue
Added by Johnny West on June 21, 2017 at 10:21 —
The Mining Charter (June 2017) makes reference to the need for mine communities to be awarded shares. Whether or not this version of the charter passes the legal challenges it will no doubt face in coming weeks and months, it cannot be disputed that community development for mine-affected communities, whether through a mechanism of share ownership or not, is vital. However, the proposal that the communities’ share be held in trust, raises concerns. One wonders how this will differ from the… Continue
Added by Gwendolyn Wellmann on June 20, 2017 at 16:16 —
NRGI will launch the 2017 Resource Governance Index on Wednesday, 28 June. The index includes new assessments of oil, gas and mining governance in 81 countries. It comprises primary research on value realization and revenue management, and draws on existing research to paint a picture of countries’ enabling environments for governance. The assessments take into account laws and practices concerning licensing, taxation, state-owned enterprises, sovereign wealth funds, subnational revenue… Continue
Added by Lee Bailey on June 20, 2017 at 11:05 —
Government Should Ratify and Implement the Minamata Convention
Memory loss, heart palpitations, respiratory problems – villagers on the Philippine island of Palawan are showing signs consistent with mercury poisoning.
According to a government study made …
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Transparency International Australia (TIA) is seeking an experienced consultant to develop an action plan and stakeholder engagement strategy as a follow up to research into corruption risk assessment in the awarding of mining sector permits, licences and contracts in Australia.
This mining project is part of the multi-stakeholder Mining for Sustainable Development Programme aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability in the mining sector in 19 countries around the…
Added by Andrea Shaw on June 15, 2017 at 7:23 —
The Republic of Suriname is actively working to leverage its mining industry to advance sustainable development, according to an assessment published by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF.)
“We were pleased to see such a strong commitment to advancing positive change among the government officials we met with while in Suriname,” noted team lead Alec Crawford.
“These officials—as well as representatives from civil society and… Continue
Added by Mira Oberman on June 13, 2017 at 19:30 —
ACACIA IS CULPABLE!
Dar es Salaam, 12 June 2017
The Presidential Copper Concentrate Review Committee II report released today has accused Acacia Mining of wide range of illegal practices in the country.
The Committee report spells out numerous violations that the mining company has over time committed emanating from 1998 when a predecessor company, Barrick Gold (Acacia majority shareholder) started gold mining business in Tanzania.
The report… Continue
Added by Bubelwa Kaiza on June 13, 2017 at 0:30 —
Dear EGMs members,
We invite you to review the first draft of the How-To Guidance Note on Integrating Human Rights into Environmental Governance of Mining.
This How-To Guidance Note has been… Continue
Added by Jasmin Blessing on June 12, 2017 at 22:00 —
We are looking for your input! The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is constructing a bibliography; your contributions are greatly appreciated and will directly forward the mission of improving the ASGM sector and the livelihoods of the people involved in it.
The AGC is participating in the preparatory phase of the Global Opportunities for Long-term Development of ASGM Sector - the GEF GOLD Programme. This set of projects is aimed at reducing the use of mercury in the… Continue
Added by Artisanal Gold Council on June 8, 2017 at 23:52 —
This post originally appeared on Extract-A-Fact.
Hundreds of oil, gas and mining companies have now reported their payments to governments, as required by the Canadian Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA). Citizens now have access to a massive pool of previously hidden payment data that can help fuel their efforts to hold… Continue
Added by Publish What You Pay - US on June 8, 2017 at 20:16 —
We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120) special issue on "Judicial Measures and Investment Treaty Law"
Investment treaty claims arising out of judicial conduct-whether based on annulment of a contract for corruption or other irregularity or a fundamental jurisprudential shift-have been on the rise. For example, in… Continue
Added by OGEL Journal on June 7, 2017 at 14:38 —
This OGEL Brexit special offers a first look at the impact of the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union on energy related issues with a focus on cost of energy supply, security of energy supply, and new agreements. Guest editor: Dr. Anas Alhajji.
The table of contents can be viewed online here:… Continue
Added by OGEL Journal on June 7, 2017 at 14:36 —
Guest editors Prof. Yinka Omorogbe and Tade Oyewunmi focused their special on Sub-Saharan Africa which has witnessed a surge in oil & gas activity within the past decade, positioning the region as an important contributor in the global energy supply and demand dynamics...
Table of Contents… Continue
Added by OGEL Journal on June 7, 2017 at 14:35 —
An interested article appeared in Mineral Economic on captioned title with a lot of useful reference to information resources. Continue
The extractive sector now holds an even more predominant position for national economies following the adoption of the…
Added by Daan Boom on June 7, 2017 at 5:31 —
Over the last decade, the Government of Indonesia has become increasingly concerned that petroleum companies operating the country’s oil and gas fields have been inflating costs through overspending. In 2016, a report by the Supreme Audit… Continue
Added by Alexandra Readhead on June 6, 2017 at 16:14 —
Charting out what a project’s revenue should can strengthen the capacity of the government. (Note: coupons to learn Excel as a prerequisite to financial modeling are available from a link at the end of this blog)
When the EITI set out its work ten years ago, the core idea was to reconcile and compare the payments made by companies to governments to each other to see if they added up to the same amount. This can… Continue
Added by Johnny West on June 6, 2017 at 12:01 —
The World Bank, the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and CCSI are pleased to invite you to join a brown bag lunch discussion on June 13 in New York City, USA, about the changes, opportunities and challenges we are most likely to be… Continue
Added by daniel gilbert on June 3, 2017 at 0:00 —
In anticipation of next month’s release of the Local Procurement Reporting Mechanism, Mining Shared Value (MSV), an initiative of Engineers Without Borders Canada, has released the third edition of… Continue
Added by Emily Nickerson on June 2, 2017 at 23:00 —