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CSRM launches a social aspects of mine closure eLibrary

The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) at The University of Queensland has launched a website and online library dedicated to research and resources on the social aspects of mine closure. To our knowledge, this is the only repository of its kind in the world. You can access it here.

We are committed to placing people at the centre of mine closure and this is the first of a series of projects we are undertaking…

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Added by Sandy Worden on November 6, 2019 at 2:21 — No Comments

OGEL Law Journal: Call for Papers for a Special Issue on The Changing LNG Markets and Contracts

The Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL, ISSN 1875-418X) law journal is preparing a Special Issue on the "Changing LNG Markets and Contracts".

At the time of rapid LNG volume growth, this special issue will look specifically at the most recent phenomena in LNG markets and the key changes to traditional LNG contract structures. We encourage submission of relevant papers, studies, and brief…

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Added by OGEL Journal on November 4, 2019 at 14:08 — No Comments

Hinge the 2020 National Budget on US$12 billion mining economy strategy

Introduction

Anchored on public pre budget consultations, the process to formulate the 2020 National Budget Statement is underway. Public participation during budget formulation is fundamental. Citizens and civil society must grab the opportunity to influence how public revenues are generated and allocated to address the…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 30, 2019 at 8:53 — No Comments

Strengthening collaboration between the EITI and Supreme Audit Institutions

Authored by Sam Bartlett

On the eve of the 45th EITI Board meeting in Addis Ababa, the EITI International Secretariat and the Office of the Auditor General of Norway hosted a workshop on strengthening collaboration with Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). The workshop brought together EITI and SAI representatives from Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Sierra Leone,…

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Added by EITI on October 18, 2019 at 15:38 — No Comments

Qatar Petroleum joins EITI as a supporting company

State-owned petroleum company Qatar Petroleum will join the EITI as a supporting company, announced EITI’s Corporate Engagement Manager Andrew Irvine today, in a discussion on the EITI’s outreach plans at the organisation’s Addis Ababa Board meeting. 

“It is encouraging to see a large and influential state-owned company like Qatar Petroleum join the EITI’s group of supporting companies,” said Mark Robinson,…

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Added by EITI on October 17, 2019 at 11:33 — No Comments

Three takeaways from the EITI Board meeting in Addis Ababa

The EITI Board gathered to assess country progress, discuss the EITI’s role in addressing corruption and deepen cross-organisational collaboration.

Less than a week after the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, Addis Ababa was a fitting backdrop for the 45th EITI Board meeting, hosted by the Government of Ethiopia. With the…

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Added by EITI on October 23, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments

Mali’s new mining law: an improvement, but fails artisanal miners

Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation.

Despite lengthy preparations, many were surprised when Mali's new mining law passed by ordinance in August. The next stage is parliamentary review, where we expect additional revisions before a final version is agreed. This creates an…

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Added by IIED on October 10, 2019 at 10:33 — No Comments

Crunching the numbers on EITI Validation

Authored by Alex Gordy

What can be learned from three years of Validation results – and how to interrogate the data

EITI Validation results are a rich source of information about the transparency of the extractive sector in EITI implementing countries. Over 80% of EITI countries have completed their first Validation since the process was introduced in 2016, producing a…

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Added by EITI on October 9, 2019 at 13:19 — No Comments

Mali’s new mining law: an improvement, but fails artisanal miners

by Dr Ahamadou Mohamed Maiga and Brendan Schwartz

Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation, concentrating on the areas covered by our policy recommendations from late last year: fiscal reforms, artisanal mining and local…

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Added by Brendan Schwartz on October 8, 2019 at 13:39 — No Comments

Why Zimbabwe Must Join The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative

Introduction

Recently, the government of Zimbabwe reignited its interest to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) through the 2019 National Budget Statement. A step in the right direction. But it is important to note that since 2011, government repeatedly expressed interest to join EITI or to resuscitate…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 3, 2019 at 15:53 — No Comments

New interview: Championing Africa's Transformation | Highgrade with Carlos Lopes

Mineral producing countries aspire to climb the value adding ladder. Few, however, have truly succeeded.

How can resource economies move into industrialisation and beyond? Nowhere is the question more puzzling than in Africa.

Renowned economist Carlos Lopes has the answer.

Enjoy!

Highgrade…

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Added by Highgrade on October 1, 2019 at 14:59 — No Comments

Futuristic Mining Ecosystem

Added by Dr Kash Sirinanda on October 1, 2019 at 14:07 — No Comments

Regional Exchange Event on Taxation in the Mining Sector Fosters Collaboration Between West African Countries

The Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), hosted a regional exchange event on mining taxation in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in Abidjan from 12th through 13th September.  The event gathered practitioners from both revenue…

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Added by Stefanie Heerwig on September 26, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments

Biodiversity disclosure - Mining without extracting biodiversity

How should mining companies improve transparency, accountability & demonstrate action to tackle biodiversity loss? Disclosure is the first step.

Find out more about the vanguards of biodiversity disclosure in our latest blog and register for the…

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Added by Rodrigo Cassola on September 26, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments

Three common questions people ask me about gold mining

By the way, these questions are ranked by the frequency in which they get asked; the first being the most-often-asked question and following…

1) Wait— if you work in mining then that means we still mine gold even today?

Yes, gold mining is still happening across the world. In fact, in 2018, over 3,500 tonnes of gold were produced worldwide, with China leading global output followed by Australia, Russia, and the United…

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Added by Hass Kouao-Bile on September 24, 2019 at 18:46 — No Comments

Minerals in Post-Disaster Reconstruction

Minerals in Post-Disaster Reconstruction
By Degol Hailu, Caroline Ngonze and Daniel Franks
http://www.africa.undp.org/content/rba/en/home/blog/2019/minerals-in-post-disaster-reconstruction.html

Added by Degol Hailu on September 23, 2019 at 12:02 — No Comments

Strengthening local development in mining regions through more transparency - Management of local development funds in Côte d'Ivoire

Since 2018, the Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), has been strengthening the transparent and sustainable management of local development funds in collaboration with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Côte d'Ivoire. The initial…

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Added by Stefanie Heerwig on September 20, 2019 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Ecuador commits to join the EITI

Government reaffirms its commitment to natural resource transparency

The Ecuadorian government officially announced last week its intention to become an EITI implementing country. “In deciding to adhere to the EITI, the Government of Ecuador seeks to guarantee transparency and efficiency in the management of the country's natural…

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Added by EITI on September 13, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

Mining Corporate Board Assurance

See a thoughtful perspective by Senior Director Alex Atkins of Global Mining Sustainability in Resource Global Network on “Why We Need to Improve Board Assurance of Technical and Operational Risks in Mining”.

Alex explains that since several recent technical failures at mine sites, there is the critical need to balance “The independence of boards, with the right diversity of thought and skills to ask the right questions at the right time.”

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Added by Roy Jakola on September 5, 2019 at 0:23 — No Comments

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