The global transition from fossil fuel-powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) will require the production of hundreds of millions of batteries. The general public and critics alike have raised questions about the sustainability of the battery supply chain, from mining impacts to vehicle carbon emissions. This brief provides basic information on the EV battery supply chain and key battery minerals, such as cobalt and lithium.
The Tanzanian government and a consortium of companies are negotiating the regulatory terms for a game-changing LNG project. In this brief, the authors update a previous analysis of some of the key decisions that will be made in the negotiation and their potential impact on whether the project proceeds and the levels of revenues that it could generate for the government.
There is a reasonable chance that foreign investment in the LNG project will not happen under current conditions. If the project does proceed, the government revenues it generates are unlikely to be transformative.
La République démocratique du Congo a promulgué le code minier révisé le 9 mars 2018 et son règlement minier le 8 juin 2018. Ce nouveau cadre législatif contient plusieurs avancées et innovations qui, adéquatement appliquées, peuvent significativement améliorer la gouvernance du secteur minier et apporter d’importantes retombées économiques et sociales aux citoyens.
En 2016, les revenus miniers reversés aux communes étaient de 61 milliards de GNF (6,7 millions d’USD), soit 2% des revenus issus du secteur extractif et 0,5% du budget national de la Guinée ; ils pourraient dépasser les 400 milliards de GNF annuels à partir de 2020.
Contract disclosure in oil, gas and mining is rapidly becoming standard practice around the world, but in Myanmar, there has been little progress on contract transparency. The government now has an important opportunity to overhaul disclosure requirements and ensure Myanmar keeps pace with a growing global trend.
This report explores common resource governance successes and challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors conclude that policymakers, parliamentarians, civil society, media and regional institutions must focus on narrowing the implementation gap between extractive sector laws and actual practice, which will help to restore trust between government, communities and investors and thus strengthen sustainable management of natural resources.
This briefing explains why the Mongolian government should publish natural resource contracts, describes the different contracts that exist in Mongolia’s extractive sector that should be disclosed, and suggests a path for making natural resource contract transparency a reality.