Author: Leonardo Sempértegui
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Based on all the trends existing towards strongly promoting generation and use of renewable energies, a common citizen might fall in the trap of believing that major oil and gas… Continue
Added by Leonardo Sempertegui on April 18, 2018 at 15:45 —
In the past year, the public debate in the oil sector in Indonesia revolves around the gross split scheme, which is meant to replace the production sharing contract (PSC) scheme. The urgency to adopt gross split is mainly grounded on the issue related to the cost recovery which has been unresolved for years. Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia highlights several issue around cost recovery and lifting also its correlation with the performance of oil and gas non-tax revenue in Indonesia.… Continue
Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on April 13, 2018 at 11:10 —
This commentary was originally posted on the Brookings Institution’s Future Development blog on 26 March. It was co-authored by Daniel Kaufmann, president and CEO of the Natural Resource… Continue
Added by Max Brett on April 2, 2018 at 16:01 —
Transforming artisanal mining through foreign investment?
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has long been a mainstay of Tanzania’s rural economy, contributing to the livelihoods of more than three million Tanzanians. ASM is nonetheless yet to realise its full development potential, with the sub-sector… Continue
Added by IIED on March 23, 2018 at 22:27 —
The International Institute for Environment and Development is seeking a consultant to coordinate the work of the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Learning and Leadership Group in Tanzania.
In November 2017, IIED, in collaboration with Tanzanian partners HakiMadini and MTL Consulting, successfully conducted a… Continue
Added by IIED on March 13, 2018 at 11:16 —
IIED will host its third 'digital day' dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on 15 March 2018, connecting mining stakeholders across the globe.
IIED is inviting ASM workers, researchers and other stakeholders around the world to collaborate online on 15 March, using the hashtag #shareASM.
The aim is to provide an… Continue
Added by IIED on March 12, 2018 at 13:45 —
Interview by Jasmin Blessing and Sarah Daitch
Nadya Aranguren is thematic advisor in dialogue and conflict prevention in the… Continue
Added by Jasmin Blessing on February 22, 2018 at 21:30 —
By Jasmin Blessing and Sarah Daitch
UN Environment has teamed up with the Environmental Law Institute, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Duke University, and the University of California at Irvine and… Continue
Added by Jasmin Blessing on February 15, 2018 at 22:30 —
Edited by Nyaradzo Mutonhori and Mukasiri Sibanda
56 women participating at the one week Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Academy for Women, have noted with deep concern that Gender Based Violence (GBV) linked with ASGM sector, is a major problem that must be addressed urgently. GBV… Continue
Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on December 11, 2017 at 17:00 —
Participants at the ASGM Academy for Women
To help women to better tap opportunities presented by ever-growing artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector, Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) in partnership with Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF), Women in Mining… Continue
Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on December 5, 2017 at 18:44 —
The artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) session was one of the main topical sessions of the 6th edition of the Zimbabwe Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI2017), held on 04 and 05 October 2017 at Holiday Inn, Bulawayo. Rightly so, the session was themed “Ease of Doing Business Reforms: A Focus on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining.”… Continue
Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on November 5, 2017 at 10:41 —
The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector has many problems – and good stories are not often heard. Gabriela Flores looks at how effective communications can help mining communities learn about good practices that are being developed by their peers
"We want to be appreciated for what we are doing," were the first words that a Ghanaian adviser to small-scale gold mines said to me in a recent interview. Coming from someone who travels from small mine to small… Continue
Added by IIED on October 22, 2017 at 18:53 —
Sapphires from the island of Madagascar, ranked among Earth's top ten most ecologically diverse countries, wow the world's top traders and jewellers. The nation supplies roughly 40 per cent of all the world's sapphires – yet artisanal sapphire mining harms both this rich biodiversity and the wider environment.
Despite its environmental and mineral riches, Madagascar remains among the world's poorest countries. Seventy-five per cent of Madagascans live below the poverty… Continue
Added by IIED on October 18, 2017 at 13:53 —
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, undertook his first official visit to Mongolia from 19 to 27 September 2017. The purpose of his mission was to assess how the country is promoting human rights in the context of environmental protection. …
Added by Jasmin Blessing on October 18, 2017 at 1:30 —
By Jasmin Blessing, and Sarah Daitch, GOXI Community Facilitators
The SDGs represent the world’s plan for action for social inclusion, environmental sustainability and economic progress. The mining industry has enormous potential to advance the SDGs and to promote economic development. This… Continue
Added by Environmental Governance COP on October 13, 2017 at 17:30 —
Extractive industries in forest landscapes: options for synergy with REDD+ and development of standards in the Democratic Republic of Congo…
Added by Kirsten Hund on October 2, 2017 at 18:48 —
So said Francis Opoku, of the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) at a thematic dialogue on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) held in Accra last month.
IIED's work on small and large-scale mining in Ghana, Tanzania and Madagascar supports multi-stakeholder dialogue, promotes local voices and explores innovations that help deliver more inclusive and accountable mining sector.…
Added by IIED on September 30, 2017 at 21:16 —
The discovery and exploitation of oil, gas and mining usually brings in its wake high expectations of employment opportunities for countries where the resource extraction is taking place. However, there is often a mismatch between these expectations and the actual jobs that the oil, gas and mining sectors can offer. In practice, oil and gas, and to a lesser extent, mining projects in Africa often do not generate much employment locally. This is partly as a result of the capital intensive… Continue
Added by Stephen Yeboah on September 30, 2017 at 18:22 —
From pollution and exploitation to spoiled landscapes, artisanal and small-scale mining ASM in Ghana is mostly known for its faults. But against this backdrop of neglect and degradation, pockets of responsible practice, from land restoration to sustainable water management, quietly exist.
Ghana's ASM sector accounts for 35 per cent of the country's gold production. ASM mining employs an estimated one million people, and supports approximately 4.5 million more in the West… Continue
Added by IIED on September 12, 2017 at 12:06 —
“This guidance has been sorely needed for a long time and it’s great to see it come to fruition.”
Anne-Marie Fleury, Director, Standards and Impacts, Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC)
Member governments have begun to implement recommendations from IGF Guidance for…
Added by Mira Oberman on July 20, 2017 at 18:00 —