GOXI

sharing in governance of extractive industries

Towards a sustainable development license to operate for the extractive industries: article reference

An interested article appeared in Mineral Economic on captioned title with a lot of useful reference to information resources.
Summarized:
The extractive sector now holds an even more predominant position for national economies following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. The sector can make significant contributions to the achievement of a large number of these Goals. Managing extractive resources has always presented a major challenge for many countries worldwide, but especially in the developing world. This paper documents the shortcomings of the existing governance architecture. It builds on the ‘social licence to operate’ and draws from its limitations to propose a new framework called the ‘sustainable development licence to operate’. The latter is a holistic multi-level and multi-stakeholder governance framework aimed at enhancing the contribution of the mining sector to sustainable development. It is not intended to function as a licence in the regulatory sense. The underlying principles, policy options and best practices that form the basis of the proposed framework are outlined in the paper. This analysis should be viewed as a starting point, in recognition that the development of a robust sustainable development licence to operate depends on an open and inclusive approach to populating its normative content.

The article is copyright protected but perhaps you can obtain a copy through your corporate or academic library.

Views: 43

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of GOXI to add comments!

Join GOXI

Conveners

           GOXI Partners

Translate

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by Kobina Aidoo.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service