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April 2023 News and Analysis

  • News from NRGI

  • 27 April 2023

Europe Must Tackle Mining-Sector Corruption
Last month—just over one year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threw Europe’s energy system into turmoil—the European Commission published its highly anticipated proposal for the Critical Raw Materials Act. The draft law falls well short when it comes to addressing corruption.

Chile: adhesión al EITI ayudaría a la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas del sector extractivo
Chile, one of the world's leading mineral producers, may join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). This Spanish-language post analyzes the advantages of Chile's potential accession to EITI.

The Journey Continues: Progress and Learning on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NRGI

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is fundamental to both NRGI's work of reducing poverty, economic inequality, social exclusion and environmental degradation, and how the organization achieves those ambitions. In this post members of NRGI's DEI action group reflect on objectives, progress made and lessons learned. (Also available in Arabic, French and Spanish.) (The post also includes several video statements from members of the action group.)

Trois défis à relever pour renforcer la transparence de la propriété effective dans le secteur extractif guinéen
Guinea, rich in bauxite, continues to attract foreign investors. But its provisions for disclosure of the true, beneficial owners of companies need improvement, according to the author of this French-language post.

Preventing Corruption in Energy Transition Mineral Supply Chains
NRGI worked with a diverse range of partners to develop key recommendations for tackling corruption in transition mineral supply chains. The recommendations are newly available in French and Spanish.

La transición energética en el nuevo plan de negocios de Pemex

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In late 2022, Mexico's Pemex presented its first-ever business plan to explicitly focus on energy transition and decarbonization. This Spanish-language post explores the measures the state-owned oil company could take to adapt to the new context of a global transition beyond oil.

NRGI in the news and on the web

DRC and Zambia to establish SEZs for electric vehicle production
African Business

On frontier of new 'gold rush', quest for coveted EV metals yields misery
Washington Post (U.S.) (paywall)

Phosphate : Le retour du balancier
African Manager

Ghana: Can the private sector deliver the renewable energy dream?
Africa Report

NRGI discusses domestic resource mobilisation in energy transition
Business Ghana 

Time to rethink funding of FSHS; as energy transition threatens financing of the policy
Business & Financial Times (Ghana)

Concentrate on renewable energy — Expert
Graphic Online (Ghana)

Les ambitions de Macky Sall pour le Sénégal
New African

Sénégal: de grandes attentes entourent la future production du gaz naturel
Radio France Internationale

Does the potential for corruption in the mining sector threaten a just energy transition?
World Economic Forum

RDC : entre 2020 et 2021, le secteur extractif a généré plus de 6,1 milliards USD (rapport)
Zoom Eco (DRC)

Senegal Great Expectations Surround Future Natural Gas Production in Senegal's Growing Economy in Africa