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Dear GOXIans: Your Weekly GOXI is back!  We sincerely apologize for the unplanned break and, moving on, we will do our best to continue to curate content on GOXI for you without break.

The GOXI community has continued to buzz with tens of posts on various aspects of extractive industries governance. In the past week, most have been related to climate change.

For instance, Johnny West asks: "What happens if by the time the government’s higher share [of an oil and gas project] kicks in, the whole game has moved on [to a low-carbon future and the company has made its money]?"

Perrine Toledano  drills down further with a briefing note on how "climate-change mitigation must be pursued in a manner consistent with ending poverty, promoting economic development, respecting human rights, and ensuring social inclusion."

Also, instead of trucking 67,000 barrels of diesel up a mountain, Codelco's Gabriela Mistral mine is getting 85 percent of its energy from solar, Joseph F. Kirschke reports as he tells the story of why 50 percent of Latin America's clean tech investment is going Chile, the land of copper.  

Meanwhile, some banks, especially in China, are busy funding new coal projects.

On a different note, Alexandra Readhead urges Tanzania to avoid the risk of inflating expectations as the country seeks to find out if it has been cheated of mineral revenue by Acacia Mining. Readhead and her coauthor, Maya Forstater, say public debate should be informed and critical as government and company sit down for the famous "win-win" solution.

And "To share or not to share?," Gwendolyn Wellman asks of Mine Community Trusts as South Africa rolls out its 2017 Mining Charter.

To tie these topics together, The Extractive Industries Source Book provides developing countries with a technical understanding and practical options around oil, gas, and mining sector development issues. It is now available for download.

Remember to look out for the webcast of NRGI's 2017 #ResourceGovernanceIndex this Wednesday and check out the tens of jobs, blogs, photos, videos, and discussions that were posted while we were away.

New GOXIans (this week) - Welcome
  • Andre: Government relations - Shell; Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Racheal Wanjohi; Kenya Government and Public Affairs Coordinator - Tullow Oil; Nairobi, Kenya
  • Emma Eunice Adam; Managing Director - Rby's Gemstones & Jewellery; Blantyre, Malawi
  • Harimalala Tsiverisoa Herizo; Lapidary Trainer, Development strategy for ASM; Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Kihumba Kiam; Aspiring Gender & Development Specialist - Research Frontiers; Nairobi, Kenya
  • Cecil Currie; CEO - Afri Core; Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • James; Policy and Advocacy - Fairtrade; Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sahro Ahmed Koshin; Deputy Director & ​Program Manager - SIDRA Institute; Garowe, Puntland, Somalia
  • Sarah Nkuchia; Program officer - Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa; Nairobi, Kenya
  • Janet Salem; Program Officer - UN Environment; Bangkok, Thailand
New Posts
  • IGF releases mining policy framework  assessment: Suriname - Mira Oberman - Read
  • New talk released - RAW Talks - Read
  • Launch of 2017 Resource Governance Index: webcast and London event - Lee Bailey - Read
  • Mine community trusts - who benefits? - Gwendolyn Wellmann - Read
  • Where are your country's oil projects on the "Climate Change Supply Curve"? - Johnny West - Read
  • About the critical role role of Oil and Gas companies in achieving SDG and Paris - Perrine ToledanoRead
  • Inflated expectations about mineral export misinvoicing are having real consequences in Tanzania - Alexandra Readhead - Read
  • Chile's copper mines: an investment hard-wired for climate resilience? - Joseph F. Kirschke - Read
  • Some thoughts about coal, climate and the role of private (financial) sector! - Piet Wostyn - Read
Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Kwame Ofori; African Youth in Mining (AYiM) Summit & Expo; Accra, Ghana; July 5-6, 2017 - RSVP
  • Centre for Social responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland; Local Content Training Course; Bribane, Australia; July 19 - 20, 2017 - RSVP
  • Saleem H. Ali; Research Methods Masterclass  for Resources Sector; Bribane, Australia; July 31 - August 4, 2017 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractive Industries - Oxfam America - Apply
  • Consultant - Dragonfly Initiative - Apply
  • Short Term Consultancy on a Mining Project - Transparency International Australia - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Marianne Kuusipalo

Marianne Kuusipalo is a PhD researcher focused on the impacts of extractive projects on local communities. Taking a wellbeing perspective, her research revolves around questions related to local knowledge and implementing international impact assessment standards in local ontological and socio-cultural contexts. Her case study in Mozambique contributes to a subtler understanding of how extractive projects affect local communities' wellbeing in their particular cultural and developmental context.

Marianne’s past experience involved working for the private sector, project coordination and monitoring and evaluation for the United Nations, as well as writing about development issues for NGO and government publications. Her special areas of interest are research, impact evaluation, and livelihoods and wellbeing. Marianne holds Master's degrees in European politics and economics.

(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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Beyond GOXI: Books, news, papers and reports
  • Villagers invade Acacia's North Mara mine in Tanzania - Mining.com -  Read
  • World's biggest coal company closes 37 mines as solar prices plummet - Amory B. Lovins in ForbesRead

  • France to ban all new oil and gas exploration in renewable energy drive -  The IndependentRead
  • INFOGRAPHIC: How copper riches helped shape Chile's economic history - Visual Capitalist - Read
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