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November 2021 News and Analysis from NRGI

  • News from NRGI

  • 1 December 2021


National Oil Companies and Climate Change: Insights for Advocates
Climate and development advocates who seek to reduce fossil fuel supply and promote sustainable economies must engage with state-owned oil companies, many of which are in countries with high levels of poverty. During COP26, NRGI and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) published a briefing sharing five guidelines for engagement. And on 6 December, NRGI, the Global Gas & Oil Network (GGON) and IISD will discuss these insights during a pair of launch events.

Three Steps Toward an Equitable Energy Transition

During COP26, NRGI’s Suneeta Kaimal and Aaron Sayne shared three actions needed from policy makers, activists and the international community to support quicker, fairer energy transitions for fossil fuel- and mineral-producing countries. (Learn more about approaches to an equitable energy transition from these reflections on COP26.)

2021 Resource Governance Index
2021 RGI assessments published in November include those for Lebanon's oil and gas sector (also in Arabic) and Azerbaijan's oil and gas sector (also in Azerbaijani). A comparative analysis of the 18-country sample detailing trends over time and laying out general recommendations is forthcoming.

Hablemos de gobernanza de litio en México
NRGI's Fernanda Ballesteros explored the challenges and opportunities in lithium mining in this Spanish-language commentary for Mexico's Animal Politico.

Why Extractive Industry Gender Advocates Should Ask For Contract Transparency
Governments influence gender equity in the extractive sector through legal frameworks, including oil, gas and mining contracts. NRGI's Rob Pitman explores how. (Learn more about gender and extractives from this new primer.)


Oil and Gas in Lebanon: Time to Rethink Expectations

After almost a decade of high expectations, Lebanon still has no proven reserves of oil or natural gas. The country needs a new, more realistic vision of what oil and gas can do for it.

NRGI Impact: Safeguarding Ghana’s Petroleum Funds and Ensuring a Resilient Recovery
When proposals arose to use Ghana's petroleum funds for its pandemic response, NRGI and Ghanaian civil society partners collaborated to analyze them and engage the government and the public on key decisions.


Managing Oil, Gas and Mining Governance in Exceptional Times

Registration is now open for the NRGI and Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford event series in discussion with NRGI board member Sir Paul Collier on extractive industry challenges in the era of rising commodity prices and the energy transition.

Implictions of Divestment fom Nigeria's Onshore Oil Industry
On 1 December, NRG's Tengi George-Ikoli will join the Stakeholder Democracy Network discussion on the implications of international oil companies divesting from onshore oil production in the Niger Delta.


El rol de las industrias extractivas en el desarrollo: evidencia desde los Andes
NRGI, together with Mining Shared Value and the Stockholm Environment Institute, organized a series of Spanish-language webinars to present research on economic linkages, resource dependency and decarbonization in the Andean region.

The Renewed Relevance of Resource Governance in the Age of Energy Transition
To close the advanced course “Natural Resource Governance and Development: Policies and Practice,” NRGI and ETH-NADEL hosted an online discussion on renewed challenges for resource-rich countries amid the energy transition. Watch the recording

The Energy Transition and the Far-Reaching Implications
This COP26 event, organized by Carbon Tracker and featuring NRGI's Nafi Chinery, explored the risks and the opportunities faced by developing countries and the support they may need in the context of the energy transition.

Climate Change and New Petroleum Producing Countries: Forging a New Path Towards an Equitable and Just Energy Transition
Together with the New Producers Group and Commonwealth Secretariat, NRGI co-organized this COP26 event moderated by NRGI's Amir Shafaie.

Gobernanza del litio en México: lecciones desde otros países de América Latina
NRGI, ECLAC and the German Corporation for International Cooperation hosted a Spanish-language event to explore the comparative experiences of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru on the role of the state and private actors in the extraction and processing of lithium. Watch the recording

Taller: Género y gobernanza de las industrias extractivas. Perspectivas para México desde la experiencia internacional
NRGI and the Open Government Partnership hosted a presentation with Aubrey Menard and Elizabeth Moses, followed by a Spanish-language workshop to discuss existing legal and policy frameworks that promote gender equality in the extractive sector.

NRGI in the news and on the web

Democratizing the Benefits of Natural Resources: Proposed Country Commitments for the 2021-2022 Summit for Democracy
Summit for Democracy

Preparing for the energy transition: Key questions for countries dependent on oil, gas and mining
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Debt Transparency in Developing Economies
The World Bank

COP26 PWYP members statement
Publish What You Pay

Las industrias extractivas en la estrategia de reactivación económica
La República (Peru)

Promoting beneficial ownership and integrity screening in mining
Transparency International Australia

‘Be cautious in opting for resource-backed loans’
The Finder (Ghana)

Expertos compartirán la experiencia de gobernanza del litio de Argentina, Bolivia y Chile, para aportar en la discusión sobre la reforma constitucional en la materia en México
Energia Bolivia

CSOs worried over energy sector’s growing indebtedness
The Finder (Ghana)

Cop26, i big dell’inquinamento sono i gruppi petroliferi nazionali
Il Fatto Quotidiano

Transparency matters in the transition to net zero
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Helen Clark on the role of the EITI in supporting the energy transition
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

NRGI’s Statement on Guinea and Mining Governance
(also in French)

Closing the gap
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)