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Climate Change Politics and the All-India Election 2019



Voters in a queue at apolling booth to cast their vote, in Delhi Assembly Election-2008, on November 29, 2008. Attribution: Election Commission (…

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Added by daniel gilbert on January 16, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments

TDM Call for Papers: The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Special Issue of Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120, www.transnational-dispute-management.com) Law Journal on "The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)"

Possible topics include:

  • The convergence or divergence of int'l…
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Added by OGEL Journal on January 15, 2019 at 15:49 — No Comments

TDM Call for Papers for a Special Issue on International Investment and Competition Law in AND with the Global South

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Special Issue of Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120, www.transnational-dispute-management.com) Law Journal on "International Investment and Competition Law in AND with the Global South."

This TDM Special Issue is aimed at critically…

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Added by OGEL Journal on January 15, 2019 at 15:48 — No Comments

TDM Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Maritime Law Arbitration: Procedural and Substantive Issues

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120, www.transnational-dispute-management.com) Law Journal Special Issue on "Maritime Law Arbitration: Procedural and Substantive Issues".

This issue attempts to deal with both peculiar substantive and…

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Added by OGEL Journal on January 15, 2019 at 15:45 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI January 14, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Weekly GOXI January 7, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on January 7, 2019 at 23:30 — No Comments

Ebook on Brexit and International Development

Hi all,

Just this week, I've published a paper relating to the impact of Brexit on UK development policy. It is available on Amazon, with the title 'DfID 2.0: UK development policy post Brexit'.

Link here:…

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Added by Steve Macey on January 7, 2019 at 21:45 — No Comments

“Rocky Horror” Historic Artisanal Mining Adventure – Zimbabwean Road Trip

Caption: Zimbabwean historic gold processing tank, after work of geologist Richard Dollar, a geologist with a long history of active gold mining in Zimbabwe

The 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Janet and Brad, who end up lost, disorientated and with a…

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Added by daniel gilbert on January 7, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?

New research by the IGF and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that many resource-rich developing countries use tax incentives in the hope of attracting mining investment. Roughly two thirds of the countries surveyed give corporate income tax concessions to mining investors either in the law or in mining contracts, or, in many cases, in both. Slightly less than half grant a complete tax-free period (“tax holiday”), wiping out the entire tax base for…

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Added by IGF Secretariat on January 2, 2019 at 15:11 — No Comments

Optimizing of the Mining value chain through the establishment of Mineral buying Centers in Nigeria

 

Optimizing of the Mining value chain through the establishment of Mineral buying Centers in Nigeria

http://pwypnigeria.org/optimizing-of-the-mining-value-chain-through-the-establishment-of-mineral-buying-centers-in-nigeria/

 

 

The mining sector is one strategic sector in Nigeria for…

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Added by Paul Ogwu on December 27, 2018 at 9:01 — 2 Comments

Policy Brief: Compliance of Reclamation and Post Mining Fund Placement in Indonesia

Since 2011, ex-mine pits have claimed the lives of 32 people in East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Not to mention the environmental disaster, namely flood and damaged water system. PWYP Indonesia has identified a number of issues leading to such tragedy.

Firstlow company compliance. 60% of mining permits (domestic investment) have not allocated reclamation and post-mining fund, according to ministry…

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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on December 18, 2018 at 12:21 — No Comments

Promoting Compliance To Social and Environmental Safeguards in Uganda's mining industry

Uganda’s mineral sector is increasingly becoming important. In 2014, Uganda completed a $75 million national mineral survey funded by the World Bank that identified occurrences of a wide range of mineral resources such as gold, uranium, tin, coltan, nickel, copper and tungsten existing in different parts of the country. The survey, intended to develop advanced geological data, divided Uganda into six blocks. Currently, a lot of mining activity in the country is being done at…

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Added by Diana Taremwa Karakire on December 18, 2018 at 11:04 — 1 Comment

Weekly GOXI December 17, 2018

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on December 18, 2018 at 3:30 — No Comments

Modelling of Tullow’s Turkana in Kenya shows the economics are still not locked in

First published by Johnny West on openoil.net

A financial model of Tullow’s Turkana project in Kenya has yielded several interesting results: first, that Turkana county and the local community will receive hundreds of millions of dollars before any cap set by central government would kick in; second, that although the…

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Added by Anton Rühling on December 13, 2018 at 17:55 — No Comments

Policy Briefs: Lessons from supporting the formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining in Rwanda

The Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) programme is working alongside the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board to support the formalisation and professionalisation of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector.

But since the start of the programme in 2017, what lessons for policymakers, practitioners and the wider ASM community of practice have been learned? Find out in these four policy briefs published on the SDMR…

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Added by SDMR Rwanda on December 13, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

World Bank, Canada, UK to Assist Countries in Transition from Coal; Accelerate Uptake of Cleaner Energy



KATOWICE, December 13, 2018 — The World Bank, Canada, and the United Kingdom today announced financial, technical and advisory support for developing countries that have decided to transition away from coal and accelerate the uptake of cleaner sources of energy.



The Canadian government pledged up to CAD $275 million to fund the Energy Transition and Coal Phase-Out Program. This funding will help developing countries in Asia to slow coal production, while scaling up energy…

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Added by Clare Murphy-McGreevey on December 13, 2018 at 16:55 — No Comments

Zero Loss is only fair!

Minerals are a shared inheritance. In most countries of the world, minerals are owned by the state as a trustee for the people and future generations. We, as custodians, must ensure future generations inherit at least as much as we did, either the minerals or their value. The key objective then is protection of…

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Added by Rahul Basu on December 12, 2018 at 17:39 — No Comments

10 Women Who Are Changing the Landscape of Corporate Social Responsibility

What a year 2018 has been in the world of stakeholder engagement, public affairs and corporate social responsibility. There’s a buzz in the air like we’ve never seen before: campaigns against plastic usage, the UN’s Sustainable Development…

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Added by Sarah Busque on December 12, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

Invitation to comment on the EITI's data work

The International Secretariat invites stakeholders to provide comments on its open data efforts by 7 January 2019. The International Secretariat is working towards proposing a revised open data policy and …

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Added by EITI on December 12, 2018 at 12:37 — 1 Comment

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