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.
Over the last decade, LNG prices in the three main markets of North America, Western Europe and East Asia have diverged significantly at times. This briefing presents two case studies of developing countries that have faced challenges in securing public revenue from their natural gas industries.
This report provides practical guidance to state and regional officials and oversight actors in Myanmar to avoid potential pitfalls and ensure that decentralization delivers real benefits to local communities and miners.
Ce rapport présente les résultats et recommandations de l’évaluation de la gouvernance minière en Guinée sur les années 2017 et 2018, selon la méthodologie de l’Indice de Gouvernance des Ressources Naturelles.
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.