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September 2022 News and Analysis from NRGI

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  • 1 October 2022


NRGI at COP27: Transition Minerals, Just Transition Energy Partnerships and More
NRGI, ICMM and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will host an event at the COP27 climate conference in Egypt where speakers will explore the governance deficit for transition minerals critical for green technologies. At a separate Blue Zone event, NRGI and WRI will discuss the viability and feasibility of just energy transition partnerships (JETPs) for African countries. More broadly at COP, NRGI will highlight the needs and priorities of resource-rich developing countries in the context of a just energy transition, with special emphasis on African countries reliant on oil, gas and mining. More details to come in October.

Framework for Countries Evaluating Gas-to-Power Pathways

gas to power pathways

Betting big on natural gas comes with risks and tradeoffs, especially as the world moves away from fossil fuels; some countries could become locked into dirty, outdated and high-priced domestic energy systems. This first module in a five-part toolkit for government officials, researchers, activists, campaigners and journalists focuses on implications for gas producers of the energy transition and climate change.

Debt Policy of State-Owned Mining Enterprises in Mongolia
While SOE debt can be a useful source of financing for economic development projects, Mongolia’s mining SOE debt issuances represent a significant risk to economic stability and fiscal sustainability. (Briefing also available in Mongolian.)

La transition énergétique en Afrique du Nord

green energy

The transition away from fossil fuels is imperative for diversifying the energy mix in North African countries and strengthening resilience to the effects of global warming. This French-language report explores the opportunities and challenges facing Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

Blog posts

L’Afrique francophone face aux enjeux de la transition énergétique : « il ne reste qu'au politique de s'y mêler »
NRGI's Lucain Nyassi spoke to Niger's Mahaman Laouan Gaya about Africa's role in the energy transition and what is needed to ensure a just and equitable transition for African countries.

Peru Seeks Mining Sustainability Amid the Energy Transition
NRGI's Matteo Molineris spoke with Peruvian attorney Veronica Morelli during the advanced course “Natural Resource Governance and Energy Transition: Policies and Practice” to find out more about how demand for critical minerals needed for the energy transition will impact Peru, and how to achieve good governance. (Also available in Spanish.)

Recomendaciones para mejorar la gobernanza local por medio de las certificaciones mineras
Mine site-level certifications serve to ensure that mining projects meet sustainability standards and address relevant issues for the Andean region. This Spanish-language post provides recommendations for improving local governance through their use.


The Global Registry of Fossil Fuels Public Release

climate week nyc

At Climate Week NYC, NRGI president and CEO Suneeta Kaimal moderated the launch of Carbon Tracker Initiative's new global public database that tracks fossil fuel production worldwide and its impacts on the global carbon budget. Watch the recording.


Nigeria's National Dialogue on Energy Transition
On 6 October, NRGI, in collaboration with the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and BudgIT, will host a national dialogue to stimulate discourse on the energy transition.

Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance

excutive course

NRGI and the Blavatnik School of Government's executive resource governance course took place at the University of Oxford earlier this month. Forty-four government officials, civil society actors and company executives from 21 countries joined the five-day training to learn more about how to manage and govern their countries' extractive resources amid the energy transition. Revisit this thread for key highlights from the course lectures.

executive course

NRGI in the news and on the web

What drives solar energy development? Evidence from Lebanon, Jordan, and Yemen
American University of Beirut

Managing Resources in a More Efficient and Equitable Way
Blavatnik School of Government

'A turning point': Global Registry of Fossil Fuels launched
Business Green

Nigeria’s journey into beneficial ownership disclosures
The Guardian (Nigeria)

Affaires Glencore et Sinosteel au Cameroun : cas pratiques du besoin de plus de transparence sur les contrats extractifs
Investir au Cameroun

Gaz au Sénégal [à 10m 53s]
Radio France Internationale

Energy Transition: Consider equity, tangible investments, revenue risks at COP 27 – NRGI tells Ghana, African peers

Avec le GNL, le Sénégal rêve de peser sur le marché mondial du gaz
Le Monde Afrique

Stakeholder Engagement Begins For The Process Of Energy Transition
News Ghana

Ghana will need $250billion to meet Net 0 emission target
Graphic Online

Burning All Fossil Fuel Reserves Would Spew 3.5 Trillion Tons of Greenhouse Gas

Solar field image by Xinhua for Alamy Stock Photo; fossil fuel registry launch image by Carbon Tracker; executive course image by John Cairns