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TDM Call for papers: Special Issue on Latin America

Given the many cases related to natural resources in Latin America GOXI members are invited to contribute to our TDM Special on Latin America.

Call for papers

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Latin America has sought the proper response to international disputes. That effort has been complicated by the opportunities and realities of globalization and its relation to its effects on local economies and government policy. While new export markets have…

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Added by OGEL Journal on March 17, 2015 at 12:44 — No Comments

Malawian Voices, Malawi’s Natural Resources Extractive Industries (EI) Listening Exercise

This report brings together the insights from my in-country research into Malawi's extractive industries conducted last Autumn over a five week period spanning much of September and October.

The full report is available here.

As such, the document forms part of the suite of Malawian extractives documents available via the …

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Added by daniel gilbert on March 16, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Report Shows Global Mining Industry Reporting more on Local Procurement as CSR Issue

The Mining Shared Value venture of Engineers Without Borders Canada is excited to present Local Procurement and Public Reporting Trends across the Global Mining Industry: An Analysis of Company Reporting, 2012-2013. The report provides an overview of the global mining industry’s prioritization of local procurement. It does so by measuring the degree to which the largest 40 mining companies publicly report on local procurement in their corporate responsibility or annual…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on March 11, 2015 at 20:23 — 2 Comments

Banks Stop Financing Environmentally Destructive Mining

The New York Times has an important article on a new front in mining, environmental protection and social license.

Due to social pressure and fear of damage to reputation, top banks are refusing to finance mountaintop removal as a cost-efficient way of coal mining in the United States.This seems to be a much more effective way of stopping a project than pressure on universities and investment banks to divest company shares.

Banks can lend the money elsewhere; such financing is…

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Added by Jodi Liss on March 11, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

The Banana Republic of New Mexico

(Author's Note:  This is an editorial I wrote that was just published in The Santa Fe New Mexican, my local newspaper)

Right now, in the our current legislative session, Big Oil lobbyists are attempting to pass legislation that would prevent counties and towns from having any say about drilling or mining.  This power grab should concern every citizen in every New Mexico (NM) county, regardless of political affiliation. 

Under the proposed bills,  thousands of…

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Added by Marc Choyt on March 8, 2015 at 23:30 — No Comments

Afghanistan's Emerging Mining Oligarchy.

Summary

  • Afghanistan is rich in mineral resources, the value of which has been estimated at between $1 trillion and $3 trillion.
  • The country may, however, be following a paradox of plenty path in tendering its mining sec­tor to private investors. The risk is not insignificant.
  • An unfortunate legacy of decades of internal conflict is the entrenchment and perpetuation of powerful political elites both in Kabul and in the provinces, which…
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Added by Javed Noorani on March 7, 2015 at 6:42 — No Comments

New Technology and Corporate Social Responsibility in Canadian Mining

Canada’s recent reforms in CSR regulations are not only a headliner, but also a practical challenge in terms of effective scalable stakeholder engagement. Over 50% of the world’s publicly traded mining companies are headquartered in Canada, and operate in over one hundred countries and thousands of localities. Costing billions, traditional approaches that have not achieved better Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) results will not suffice at greater scale. Businesses, however,…

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Added by Antoine Heuty on March 3, 2015 at 16:36 — No Comments

Publish What You Pay - Call for Board Members

As part of the registration of PWYP as a UK charity, Publish What You Pay seeks board members for the founding Board of Trustees, a new governance body. The Board of Trustees will consist of a minimum of five and a maximum of seven members with a mixture of both internal as well as external stakeholders. The working languages will be French and English.

Roles and…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on March 5, 2015 at 17:47 — No Comments

Appel pour Membres du Conseil d'Administration de Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez

En tant que partie intégrante de l'immatriculation de PCQVP comme organisation caritative britannique, Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez cherche des membres pour siéger au conseil afin de procéder à la fondation du conseil d'administration, un nouvel organe de gouvernance. Le conseil d'administration sera composé d'un minimum de cinq et un maximum de sept membres avec un mélange entre des…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on March 5, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Total's affiliate list sadly sheds little light on what really matters...

Total today announced it has published what looks like a relatively comprehensive list of its affiliate structures around the world. Some 902 affiliates incorporated in 99 jurisdictions and operating in 117 jurisdictions around the world.

It is interesting reading, if you are an open data geek. Some company structures definitely…

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Added by Johnny West on March 5, 2015 at 13:57 — No Comments

Redefining Mining Purpose in Times of Plummeting Prices

During Mining Indaba 2013, Mark Cutifani, now CEO of UK-based mining giant AngloAmerican, declared, "We miss the local communities. In the information age when people can see how others are living, but have to sit next to a big hole in the ground and suffer the consequences of what you and I enjoy on a daily basis, you know you’ve got the model wrong.” As thousands of mining professionals…

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Added by Antoine Heuty on March 3, 2015 at 16:33 — No Comments

Come Clean On Emergency Power Contracts-ACEP Tells Govt.

The African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) has cast doubt on the readiness of the country towards receiving the two power barges being brought in to help solve some of the power crisis facing the country. As a result, ACEP is uncertain if by the end of this year the power crisis is likely to be over.

At a Press Conference at their offices at Madina in Accra yesterday, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Executive Director enumerated a number of  structural issues that should now been…

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Added by seibik bugri on March 3, 2015 at 4:25 — No Comments

Liberia Extractive Media Watch formed

The Extractive Media Watch (EMW) has been officially registered as a not-for-profit organization under the laws of Liberia.The organization was conceived in 2013 after a group of Liberian journalists attended a week-long intensive training on the covering the oil and gas sector.

The week-long training was provided by the International Institute for Information and Communication Technologies Journalism also known as…

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Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on March 2, 2015 at 22:53 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: March 2, 2015



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

"How do you give speeches about good governance when soldiers are dying and the country is increasingly occupied?,"…

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Added by GOXI on March 2, 2015 at 1:00 — No Comments

Why is workplace safety still overlooked in developing countries? A perspective

Driving along the north highway towards Carthage, the…

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Added by Olfa Hamdi on February 28, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), February 2015 Newsletter

 

IGF NEWSLETTER                                                                 FEBRUARY 2015

 

Dear Friends and Members of the IGF:…

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Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on February 26, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Ukraine – concrete reforms, in the shape of the EITI

Ukraine – concrete reforms, in the shape of the EITI

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Added by EITI on February 26, 2015 at 13:53 — 1 Comment

Create Ministry of Small Scale Mining' – ASMAN calls

 The ASM Africa-Network (ASMAN) is calling on Government to as a matter of priority established a Ministry of Small Scale Mining; to address the numerous challenges facing the small scale mining sector. This follows the directive from Parliament to Minerals Commission to draw up, furnish it with a comprehensive and sustainable road map on how the 'galamsey' issue should be addressed. ASMAN adds “even though a call in the right direction, it will be like a wild goose…

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Added by seibik bugri on February 25, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

OGEL 2 (2015) Laws Regulating the Polish Energy Sector - Transition

Edited by Dr. Michal Domagala (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin) and Piotr Pszczel (Kawalko&Godlewski law firm) this special looks at the Polish energy sector which is currently undergoing substantial change. The change is driven by several factors, but the most influential seems to be the requirements imposed by European Union Laws. The above-mentioned requirements consist of three groups i.e: those related to mitigation of adverse effects of energy…

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Added by OGEL Journal on February 25, 2015 at 14:23 — No Comments

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