The lack of engagement with local communities is at the root of many conflicts arising in the extractives industry.
Progress made during recovery stages after the November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines could be undermined without job creation strategies to secure stability beyond short-term livelihood projects, warn aid agencies and government officials.
The Department of State recognizes recent progress in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Republic of Rwanda towards developing legitimate supply chains for the conflict minerals (gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum, and their ores) identified in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Stree
Conflicts with local communities over mining, oil and gas development are costing companies billions of dollars a year.
Hearing on the compensation claim brought by about 15,000 members of the Bodo community in Rivers State against the oil giant, Shell, began Tuesday in a United Kingdom court.
A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down parts of a regulation that forces public companies to disclose if their products contain "conflict minerals" from a war-torn part of Africa, saying it violates free speech rights.
Two reports contend that developed country money is being used to encourage the take-over or virtual theft of African land by outsider companies and investment groups.
The governance challenges of natural resource extraction are enormous. What can be done to improve natural resource governance? ECC’s Stephan Wolters talked to Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International and Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) from 2006-11.
When climate-related disasters strike, everyone is affected — but when it comes to health and household management, women tend to suffer more than men.
An unusual combination of industry, government, investors and civil society here is celebrating the United States’ initial acceptance into a prominent global initiative aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability in the extractives industry.
Earlier this month, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, told villagers who had travelled from the country’s rural hinterland to see her in the capital Monrovia that the international company they’ve been locked in conflict with for two years would not be allowe
It turns out the choice between gold and historical preservation is an easy one to make for officials in Georgia: the government is going for gold.
The multinational food giant Mars, Inc. unveiled Monday a new set of guidelines aimed at ensuring that its palm oil supply lines are completely traceable and sustainable by next year.
"GOING GREEN" has rapidly become the new norm for the industries of tomorrow.
Kara-Keche, a sprawling deposit containing about 430 million tonnes of coal in mountainous Naryn Province, is a key asset for Kyrgyzstan’s struggling economy.