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March 2023 News and Analysis from NRGI

  • News from NRGI

  • 30 March 2023


Governments and Companies Must Address Climate and Governance Risks When Petroleum Assets Change Hands
Multinational companies selling petroleum assets may increase climate impacts and risks for developing countries and their citizens. Governments, companies, investors and civil society actors must ensure that sustainability and governance standards are maintained when assets change hands.

Final Call for Applications: Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance in Emerging Markets

Applications for NRGI and the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government's executive course "Oil, Gas and Mining Governance in Emerging Markets" close 3 April, with some scholarship funding available. Apply.

A Just Energy Transition Must Involve and Empower Women

A just transition that empowers women and respects their rights is possible. On International Women's Day, NRGI experts shared how a just energy transition can empower women and respect their rights. (Also available in French and Spanish.) 

NRGI Names Nafi Chinery as Africa Director
NRGI has announced Ghana’s Nafi Chinery as its new Africa director, with oversight of programming in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.


Videos: NRGI Staff Perspectives on International Women’s Day 2023

On International Women's Day, NRGI colleagues shared their perspectives on the energy transition and gender justice.


Preventing Corruption in Transition Mineral Supply Chains
A recording of NRGI and partners' online event on tackling corruption in transition mineral supply chains is now available. Watch the video.

¿Qué tan preparada está América Latina para abastacer de forma sostenible el mercado de minerales críticos? 
On 31 March, NRGI's Juan Luis Dammert will join this Spanish-language panel discussion at El Encuentro Latinoamericano de Minería (ELAMI). Watch online

Human Rights in Supply Chains: Mitigating Corruption in the Energy Transition (OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains)
Those attending the OECD forum in Paris are invited to join NRGI, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and RAID-UK on 28 April for an in-person panel discussion. Another OECD forum discussion, on licensing and fast-tracking, will take place in partnership with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative on 24 April. 

NRGI in the news and on the web

L’Afrique détient entre 20% et 90% des réserves mondiales de 11 minéraux nécessaires à la transition énergétique (rapport)
Agence Ecofin

Will New Mineral Law Deliver Benefits To Ugandans?
Business Focus (Uganda) 

US$561.8 billion investment required to achieve net zero - Report
Business & Financial Times (Ghana)

Disclosure of extractive deals, company owners on the cards
The Citizen (Tanzania)

East Mediterranean energy developments amidst the war in Ukraine
European Institute of the Mediterranean

Sector extractivo y transición energética en Colombia
Fundación Foro Nacional Región Central

Ahead of new government, NRGI lists options for Nigeria’s energy crisis
The Guardian (Nigeria)

Senegal: Will Macky Sall’s ambitious plans pay off?
NewsNGR (Nigeria)

Mines : les engagements fluctuants de la junte guinéenne
New African

NRGI educates CSOs and media actors on energy transition
News Ghana

Éxtasis y martirio para el carbón colombiano
El País (Spain)

Stranded Countries and Stranded Assets
The Polycrisis

Solar and wind power in Colombia: 2022 policy overview | Energía solar y eólica en Colombia: panorama y resumen de políticas 2022
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Corruption and climate change: the key to the past and the fight for the future
Transparency International France

Top photo by John Cairns for NRGI; second photo by EGT-1 for Shutterstock