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How do you structure complex and capital intensive Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects to a country's benefit? The Columbia Center for Sustainable Investments (CCSI) has an open model for that.

Staying with India from last week, Daniel Gilbert and Pooja Chatterjee turn to coal, which accounts for 58% of that country's power generation capacity, commercial extraction having begun in 1774. "Such is Indian demand for coal that, despite mining huge quantities of coal, the nation also requires huge levels of imports too," they write. But was 2017 the turning point?

Sarah Daitch reports that research shows increasing number of reported conflicts between mining companies and communities since 2002 despite improved efforts in ethical practice, social responsibility and environmental stewardship by mining companies. Why?

The Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) Programme, funded by German Development Cooperation and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, shares its work equipping journalists inCôte d´Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia with hands-on investigative skills and technical knowledge across variou....

Also in Liberia, GIZ is funding citizen empowerment to strengthen accountability of companies and local companies.

And keeping it local, Majala Mlagui invites you to contribute to analysis of the mining industry in Taita Taveta county in Kenya.

These and more jobs, blogs, photos, videos, and discussions on GOXI.

New members - Welcome
  • Solidaridad Peru; Organizacion Sin Fines de Lucro - Solidaridad; Lima, Peru
  • Guadalupe García; Research Coordinator - Centro de Estudios Conservacionistas; Guatemala
  • Kathryn Sturman; Senior Research Fellow - Sustainable Minerals Institute; Brisbane, Australia
  • Zimbabwe Environmental Law; Environment Conservation - Environment conservation; Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Roy Jakola; CEO - Global Mining Sustainability; Toronto, Canada
  • Simiso Mlevu; Communications Officer - Centre for Natural Resource Governance; Harare, Zimbabwe
New posts
  • Translating gas and LNG into money: 2 open LNG fiscal models - Perrine Toledano - Read
  • Was 2017 the year of Peak Indian Coal? - Daniel Gilbert (co authored with Pooja Chatterjee) - Read
  • Reporting on extractives: Investigative journalists in Côte d´Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia shed a light on mining impacts - Kim Rahel Schultze - Read
  • County extractives engagement frameworks - Majala Mlagui - Read
  • 'What's in it for me?' - strengthening accountability of companies and local government through citizen feedback in mining areas. - Kim Rahel Schultze - Read
  • Reporting on Extractives: Investigative journalists in Côte d´Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia shed a light on mining impacts - Kim Rahel Schultze - Read

Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • World Bank-GIZ-CCSI-FFI; Minerals for Climate Action: Why Climate Smart Mining is Important for Africa; Cape Town, South Africa; February 4, 2019 - RSVP
  • IGF Secretariat; Mining Indaba Sustainability Forum; Mining Indaba, South Africa; February 4, 2019 - RSVP
  • Jan Kosmol; Raw Materials and Environment 2019; Umweltforum; February 19 - 20, 2019 - RSVP
  • Community Insights Group & University of Strathclyde; Social Impact Assessment E-learning Programme; Worldwide; March 4 - May 10, 2019 - RSVP
  • The County Government of Taita Taveta; The County Gemstone Expo 2019; Taita Taveta; February 23, 2019 - RSVP
Jobs
  • Project Regional Resource Governance West Africa (Liberia & Côte d'Ivoire) - Internship Position - Apply
  • Solidaridad Peru - Gerente del Programa de Minería - Apply
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Featured Organization - Canadian International Resources & Development Institute (CIRDI)

The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) is an independent center of expertise in natural resource-led development. The organization works at the request of developing country governments that seek to strengthen their capacity to govern and manage their natural resources for the benefit of their people.

CIRDI was founded by three leading universities: University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University, and Polytechnique Montréal. CIRDI is a partner of UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

(Information on featured members and organizations is based on content shared by members or publicly available information, sometimes edited for language and brevity, and should not be considered an endorsement by GOXI of any member's skills or experience.)

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